Six Sigma certification

Six Sigma

is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, in 1986. As of 2010, it is widely used in many different sectors of industry.

Six Sigma’s primary purpose is to improve the quality of process by identifying and removing the cause of defects and minimizing variability’s in manufacturing and business process. It uses a set of quality management methods, statistical methods and attempts to create a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods. These experts are called “Black Belts” or “Green Belts”. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined set of steps and has quantified financial targets (ie. cost reduction or profit increasing).

The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with manufacturing specifically terms associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The maturity of a manufacturing process can be described by a “sigma” rating indicating its yield or the percentage of defect-free products it creates. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99% of the products manufactured are statistically expected to be free of defects. Motorola set a goal of “six sigma” for all of its manufacturing operations and this goal became a standard for the management and engineering practices used to achieve it.

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