Six Sigma

Jan 18, 2011  |  Articles

Associated Technologies: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Associated Technologies Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software Critical to quality (CTQ) trees Process maps Histograms Pareto charts Process summary worksheets Cause-effect diagrams Scatter diagrams Affinity diagrams Run charts Control charts Examples of SPC Programs p. Since Six Sigma is a […]

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Performance Measurements and Metrics: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Performance Measurements and Metrics Brainstorming Balanced Scorecard Four Perspectives Approach When six sigma is used as a metric, it means that defects per million opportunities (DPMO) must be below 3.4. This number can be derived by assuming that, in addition […]

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Definitions: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Definitions Critical-to-Quality (CTQs) Methodologies p. Six Sigma is a business process that allows companies to achieve drastic financial improvements by “designing and monitoring everyday business activities in ways that minimize waste and resources while increasing customer satisfaction”. Traditionally, quality control […]

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Background: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Background Six Sigma traces its origins to the quest to achieve higher quality at Motorola. This quest began in 1979 when executive Art Sundry proclaimed, “The real problem at Motorola is that our quality stinks!” In the coming years, Motorola […]

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References: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

References 1 Harry, M., & Schroeder, R. 2000. Six Sigma. New York. Currency. 2 Statistical Six Sigma Definition. http://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010101a.asp. Accessed on April 3, 2003. 3 Hahn, G. J., Hill, W. J., Hoerl, R. W., & Zinkgraf, S. A. 1999. The […]

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Future Developments: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Future Developments If corporations continue to increase their use of manufacturing and services outsourcing, then the demand for supplier evaluation should increase. It should also follow that there will be an increase in the overall demand for supplier evaluation techniques […]

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Case Studies: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group Top Suppliers Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group, BCAG, is a firm that demonstrates excellence in the area of supplier evaluation (22). It has a total of 3,100 suppliers. BCAG has put great emphasis […]

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Expected Costs and Benefits: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Expected Costs and Benefits Benefits Costs h2. Benefits By becoming more competent in supplier evaluation, firms can expect a number of financial and non-financial benefits. Each particular quality sought in a vendor provides a firm with a different type of […]

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Implementation Issues: What Should the Professional Supply Chain Manager Know about Six Sigma?

Implementation Issues Infrastructure Training Project Selection and Execution In order for firms to increase their ability to effectively utilize Six Sigma, they must focus their resources on three major areas: Infrastructure Training Project Selection and Execution Infrastructure Developing a proper […]