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I selected this topic so as to be better equipped with the knowledge and skills that can enable me improve the overall performance of a company I hope to work for in future; Caterpillar Incorporated.
Six Sigma is a concept that has been utilized by large and highly profitable organizations to aid their businesses to perform better than before. In fact, it has been deemed as an entirely new method that works, in managing businesses according to Pyzdek (26). Six Sigma will be important to me since, compared to other techniques of quality improvement; it scores much higher and allows organizations to realize their full potentials. For instance, the Total Quality Management (TQM) technique mostly focuses on attaining predetermined quality levels but does not push the business to perform at its peak. As future industry leader who will seek to get the most from his business, I will definitely find this concept to be of the uttermost importance since it has worked for other big companies and will definitely work for me too.
Six Sigma focuses on making consistent quality improvements until the organization is fully optimized. On achieving a certain quality level, the technique calls for the business to shift gears and begin concentrating on attaining better quality levels. This whole process continues to the optimization off all the business processes. Six Sigma is therefore important for any company as it will push it to efficiently produce higher quality products. This will be advantageous to me as, apart from improving the company’s overall efficiency and reducing operational costs, it will in addition give me a lead over my competitors.
DMADV and DMAIC are the acronyms of the two methodologies that Sigma Six projects follow in eliminating defects from products or processes. The methodologies are both made up of five phases. Define-Measure-Analyze-Implement-Control or in short, DMAIC, is used in
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