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Six Sigma Methodology Six Sigma Methodology . Although there are many process methodologies for six sigma, the most common is DMAIC. DMAIC consists of define, measure, analyze, improve, and control. It is primarily used in manufacturing, service, and transactional settings . Under each phase, there are a series of essential steps required . To accompany these steps, are a series of common and effective tools. In the define phase, project goals are set and boundaries established to align with the aims of the organization . The measure phase establishes our baseline and attempts to localize the vital few xs that are the prime drivers behind the problems we seek to address in our project . Using the findings of the measure phase, conjectures are formulated of root causes. We can confirm these theories through the collection of data to further localize and understand the
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Unformatted text preview: sources of the problem . It is very important that we confirm that our process is functioning as it should prior to analyzing the problem. Otherwise any results we glean could be invalid. Now that we have ascertained the source as the problem, we are ready to develop, implement and evaluate solutions targeted at our verified cause . Our aim here is to demonstrate a positive change to the current state of the process through our adjustments . The improvement phase is really meant as a pilot of the proposed change. To ensure long term affective change on a larger scale, mechanisms must be put into place to ensure the problem stays fixed long after the team has been re-purposed. We also wish to leave open the possibility for future improvement and adoption of best practices in other areas of the business with similar problems ....
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