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The key role for the success of Six Sigma Implementation

One key innovation of Six Sigma involves the “professionalizing” of quality management functions. Prior to Six Sigma, quality management in practice largely relegated to the production floor and to separate statistics in the quality department. Six Sigma borrows martial arts ranking terminology to define a hierarchy (and career path) that cuts across all business functions. Six Sigma identifies several key roles for successful implementation. • Executive Leadership includes CEO and other members of top management. They are responsible for setting up a vision for Six Sigma implementation. They also empower the other role holders with the freedom and resources to explore new ideas for breakthrough improvements. • Champions are responsible for Six Sigma implementation across the organization in an integrated manner. Executive Leadership draws them from upper management. Champions also act as mentors to Black Belts.

DMADV project methodology

DMADV project methodology, also known as DFSS (“Design For Six Sigma”), has five phases: – Define design goals that are consistent with customer demands and enterprise strategy. – Measure and identify CTQs (characteristics that are Critical To Quality), product capabilities, production process capability, and risks. – Analize to develop and design alternatives, create a high-level design and evaluate design capability to select the best. – Detail design, optimize design, and plan for design verification. This phase may require simulation. – Verify the design, set up pilot project, implement the production process and hand it over to the process owner.