6 Reasons to implement Six Sigma in your factory

“In a true approach of zero defects, there are no unimportant things”


If you are looking for a methodology to improve your plant processes, save costs and satisfy more and better your customers, the Six Sigma methodology is an option.

What is Six Sigma?

It is a process improvement methodology to bring Quality to levels close to perfection, which corrects problems before they arise. It is about examining the repetitive processes of companies. It is a philosophy of excellence based on data.

The Six Sigma efforts are directed to three main areas:

  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Reduce the time in cycle
  • Reduce defects

The Dmaic Methodology

The 6S projects allow you to search the root cause of a problem in the most efficient way. It is a systematic method that uses rigorously measured data and statistical analysis to identify sources of error and ways to eliminate them.

The DMAIC methodology can be considered as a roadmap for solving problems and improving the product / process in question. This methodology consists of five phases:

  • D – Define the problem and the goals of the project
  • M – Measure the process to determine the current performance; quantify the problem.
  • A – Analyze and determine the root causes of the defects.
  • I – Improve the process by eliminating defects
  • C – Control the future process performance

We must rigorously follow the methodology phases, generating iterative loops between the phases to find the root cause of a problem and reach the objectives, always basing our decisions on facts and data.

6 reasons to implement Six Sigma in your factory

  • 1. It allows controlling the processes at all times, establishing measurable variables to analyze the operations of each company area, and defining changes or new strategies to improve efficiency.
  • 2. Help your organization eliminate errors.
  • 3. There is a creation of a business identity that will be based on the search for total quality and excellence.
  • 4. Causes products improvement in productivity and profitability thanks to the processes improvement and the greater investments amortization.
  • 5. Involves all business professionals and all their areas. The processes improvement must be carried out jointly so that the operation operates smoothly and seamlessly.
  • 6. It is applicable to any industrial sector.

We already know the theory. Now, let’s go to practice. Let’s start at the beginning: what process do you need to improve?

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