Various approaches to implement six sigma
There are many ways of implementing six sigma in an organization, the success of
six sigma in the organization depends on the path you use and which
implementation strategy you adopt.
Complete transformation – If you observe that your company has been
completely de-railed from new market scenario and you are losing your grip over
market, money and customers then this is the right approach for you to take.
For you to implement these kinds of changes your need
six sigma training for your employees. This change can be brought in by
scrutinizing following points
distribution system of the organization
effective is the sales process
products are developed and launched
feedback and handling customer complaints
in products and services
organized is the information system of your business
you implement cost effective measures in your organization leading to large
scale cost reductions
General electric, Ford, Starwood Hotels, Bombardier, Motorola are few companies
which opted for this complete transformation to become six sigma organizations.
Strategic Improvement Approach
Many organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Sears, American Express and sun
Microsystems have opted for strategic improvement methodology of implementing
six sigma, in more plainer words using this method means that all focus of six
sigma implementation and training is shifted to weaker sections or an
organization or those areas where new opportunities are thriving so that they
can be tapped with perfection.
But it has been usually seen that companies who achieve success with this method
A study is conducted on the origin of these problems, facts and stats to be
collected to better analyze the problem and solve them. This technique is
considered very beneficial as it addresses root causes of a problem using data
and effective analysis rather than vague opinions and old gut feel. Each
organization being unique has to decide which s the best method for them, as the
basic motive of six sigma is to make an organization a zero defect organization.