Do you know what is Six Sigma? Yes, you heard it right. I asked for a very common word.
“Six Sigma” We keep hearing this term very frequently in organizational circles and especially these days. It is a set of tools and methodologies for creating continuous process improvement. Also, any company (irrespective of the industry) can adopt this Six Sigma training methodology to improve its overall operational efficiency.
- DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) – to improve existing processes
- DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyse, Design, and Verify) – to improve new processes
This training stresses on the highest efficiency in all forms and uses lean management techniques. As a result, divisions like(manufacturing), over-processing (IT), movement, labor, transportation, etc. which lead to cost reduction, revenue growth, and ultimately customer satisfaction.
Also, Six Sigma projects are implemented across all industries like healthcare, IT, finance, manufacturing, etc. by training corporate employees through certification courses.
There are various reason of training being implemented in companies. Read our blog and know more about why corporate should train its employees?
SIX SIGMA LEVELS
1. Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- Beginner level covering all basics of this certification
- Also, it is ideal for entry-level employees who are a part of this project team
2. Six Sigma Green Belt
- Intermediate level
- Ideal for people involved in management teams for the implementation of process improvement projects. However, it can be still be attained to increase efficiency in the operations.
3. Six Sigma Black Belt
- Professional level
- However, it is ideal for team leaders and managers overseeing major change and process improvement projects
SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION BENEFITS
a) Professional value
The impact of working on Six Sigma projects to employees is high. It shows that the individual has a thorough understanding of the business needs. As a result, team leaders who have successfully implemented big projects and employees working on such projects stand to gain a lot.
b) Leadership qualities
Six Sigma training helps individuals towards attaining leadership roles. Once you acquire a black belt in Six Sigma, you can be a change agent in the organization. After that, you will be able to lead projects towards improving business processes. In other words, it will eventually lead to a better quality of the product or services to customers. This helps people learn risk assessment and financial management capabilities as well. Above all, it helps in their growth towards upper management levels. The organization conducts various programs to input effective leadership skills for the best possible use of their employees’ potential.
c) Customer and Employee satisfaction
Successful implementation of projects leads to overall customer satisfaction. And as a result, the end product or service will be of superior quality. In conclusion, they direct and drive all employees to work towards a common goal, therefore resulting in higher job satisfaction.
2. For organization
a) Increased productivity
- Measure time spent on various tasks to reduce idle time wherever possible. In other words, reducing the lead time and increase efficiency.
b) Reduction in the project timeline
- Critical activities are given higher importance over other normal activities.
- Resources are allocated as per requirements. In other words, Just In Time policy.
c) Waste elimination and Quality Management
The seven forms of waste are removed to the highest possible extent from the processes, for instance:
d) Cost reduction and revenue generation
Most of the companies are unaware of their dissatisfied customers and the potential loopholes in their processes. As a result, it leads to the loss of valuable business for the firm. No customer has the patience to continue dealing with an underperformer nowadays.
Also, Six Sigma training will help employees as well as firms overcome such obstacles by constantly changing the organizational culture. It will also help in producing a creative, effective, and efficient team for the expected growth and development of the organization.
“Quality is not an act. It’s a habit”
Also, Six Sigma uses SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound) goals to effectively bring about change and sustain it.
In conclusion, the change needs to be continuous. Above all, it is not an end goal but a journey. So start from today to reap the benefits in the future!
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