Six Sigma Business Articles

Stories about Business Improvements

Browse the following recent six sigma business articles as well as other business process management and business improvement related stories.

Recent Articles

  • Six Sigma Breakthrough Equation

    To live a good life, it is important to understand the Six Sigma breakthrough equation Y=f(x) + e(epsilon). This simple equation can be called with many names.

  • Six Sigma For Small Business

    The mystery about how to apply Six Sigma for small business is shrouded in some disbelief and some belief in getting the breakthrough results.

  • Lean Six Sigma In Filmmaking

    Lean Six Sigma in Filmmaking is not something which any regular business can even think of. Filmmaking is a highly creative industry ...

  • All About Six Sigma

    Six Sigma is an improvement science that has been immensely popular and successful in the corporate sector to improve the business results in several ways.

  • What is Six Sigma DMAIC

    Six Sigma DMAIC is a popular and famous process improvement framework. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.

  • Application of Lean Six Sigma Can Help Improve Your Sales...

    Application of Lean Six Sigma first requires the deep understanding of what is Lean and What is Six Sigma, and what is Lean Six Sigma (combined).

  • Business Process Reengineering

    Business Process Reengineering in short is called as BPR. It simply means to completely revamp and transform the way you work at present ...

  • What is Kanban

    Kanban is a Japanese word, that simply means ‘signboard’ or ‘visual signal’. It is a workflow management system that originated from the manufacturing

  • Hoshin Kanri - The Direction Management

    Hoshin Kanri is a Japanese word, that means ‘direction management’. It is interesting to note that there are several Quality related tools and techniques...

  • Gemba Walk Takes You To The Scene!

    The concept of ‘Gemba Walk’ is derived from the Japanese word ‘genba’, which means ‘the actual place’.

  • Six Sigma for Book Publishing

    Six Sigma for book publishing is something which is not common and which is not mostly thought about.

  • Lean Six Sigma in Banking

    Lean Six Sigma in Banking aims to improve the customers’ satisfaction by reducing the process cycle times and making the processes faster for the customers

  • ISO Documentation Numbering System

    ISO Documentation Numbering System is essential for company-wide documentation for all kinds of procedures and manuals ...

  • Statistical Thinking

    Statistical Thinking normally is perceived as attached with hard core statistics and data sciences. In one way, the perception is right, but in the other way...

  • ISO Certification Roadmap

    ISO Certification is not very much in the fashion these days. Gone are the days in early 2000s, when ISO certification used to be an important indicator ...

  • Six Sigma Principles Empower The Organization

    Learning Six Sigma principles are a must for every organization. It is an agenda to make business more competitive by concentrating on being effective and efficient.

  • Lean Six Sigma Marketing

    In short, Lean Six Sigma Marketing is all about cost effective, resource and process optimized marketing which can provide you better results

  • What is Lean Six Sigma

    What is Lean Six Sigma ? ' is now another associated question. Why it is not the same as Six Sigma, why the word lean attached to it

  • Six Sigma Business Process

    In simple terms, every Six Sigma business process should have clear process outputs (the deliverables). Every business process has two kinds of customers

  • Six Sigma Business Strategy

    Six Sigma Business Strategy is all about developing a robust road map leading to the improved business results. It starts with the fundamental business thinking

  • Six Sigma in Business

    Six Sigma in business in this era of digital world has become much more important. Digital transformation of companies has become the hottest trend.

  • Resilience Adapt And Plan For The New Normal

    A neuroscientist and behavioral economist, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has recently written a book called, ‘Resilience Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the Covid-19

  • Six Sigma Black Belt

    Six Sigma Black Belt Professional has to undergo a very rigorous training which may spread over one-week to six months’ time.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt

    Six Sigma Green Belt professional is a term for someone who has completed some rigorous training on the statistical tools which are used in the quality...

  • Six Sigma In Real Estate

    Six Sigma in Real Estate is one of the areas, where most real estate companies may not consider to introduce or implement it due to its project management and

  • Six Sigma In Healthcare

    Six Sigma in Healthcare apparently may seem like a mismatch especially for those healthcare professionals who are not much exposed to the Six Sigma science.

  • Six Sigma In Hospitality

    Six Sigma in Hospitality seemed like a far-fetched call in the 1990s and in early 2000s. Hospitality sector is one of the most service oriented and ...

  • Six Sigma Project Charter

    Six Sigma Project Charter is something which helps to translate the Six Sigma Project into specific words about what you are going to do, how and what results..

  • What Are Research Variables?

    Research variables will show the things that we measure, control, or manipulate in research. They differ in many respects, most notably in the role they are given

  • Statistical Significance

    The statistical significance of a result is the probability that the observed relationship (e.g., between variables) is significant or believable...

  • About Statistical Correlation

    Statistical Correlation is a measure of the relation between two or more variables. The measurement scales used should be at least interval scales...

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

    Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a professional who has an overall insight into the usage of six sigma techniques.

  • Six Sigma White Belt

    Six Sigma White Belt professionals have the minimum broad level insight into the usage of six sigma techniques. It may be 4 hours or half day training

  • Six Sigma Process - Plain and Simple

    Six Sigma Process in one way is very simple which comprises five phases called DMAIC - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control.

  • Six Sigma Problem Statement

    Writing effective Six Sigma Problem Statement in Six Sigma is one of the most important elements of Six Sigma project.

  • Six Sigma Belts

    Six Sigma is unique in a way that it came up with Six Sigma Belts as a training centric science & art. It is not like ISO, or Quality Awards

  • What is Poka-Yoke

    Poka-Yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing".

  • Data Normal Distribution

    The "normal distribution" of data is important, which in simple words mean the bell curve of data spread. Half on one side of mean and half on other side...

  • Formula For Six Sigma

    Formula for Six Sigma means how to calculate the sigma level of any process, from the six sigma perspective.

  • Fishbone Diagram

    A Fishbone Diagram is also called as Ishikawa Diagram or Cause and Effect Diagram. It gets its name from the fact that the shape looks like a fish skeleton.

  • DPMO - Defects Per Million Opportunities

    DPMO means Defects per Million Opportunities. It is an easy method of measuring process performance often used in Six Sigma initiatives.

  • About Confidence Interval

    The concept of Confidence Interval (CI) only applies when you are dealing with sample data and not the full population of data.

We will keep on adding more Six Sigma articles. Stay Tuned...

Six Sigma As Problem Solving Technique

There are two sides of business improvement - science and the art. Some of the most innovative and creative companies know how to use the both like Apple, Samsung, Google, Facebook and many more. Such companies are often the most admired and loved ones by people.

However, this simple learning is mostly overlooked by the majority of the companies, who tend to operate it just on the scientific principles which gradually start losing its true spirit and soul.

Six Sigma though is quite a hard science which mostly relies on the data for any decision making, but at the same time, it is also about making the right decisions and using the human judgement. It is also about innovating and designing new business processes. It is also about satisfying the customers. It is the human eye with which you see things. 

Personally I would like to see things first with human eyes and then proceed to make it better with simple tools.

In this six sigma articles section, I will keep bringing to you some good business improvement stories and writing various articles to demystify the technical six sigma related concepts. So stay tuned.

Six Sigma has many aspects. It is not only limited to finding defects and eliminating it. It is about improving business processes in any industry. The learning of Six Sigma is in its problem solving methodology, apparently very simple - DMAIC - but at times is made very complex due to too much usage of statistical tools.

The Six Sigma belts and consultants gradually get trained to use the problem solving thinking methodologies which can be applied in every setting. It can be your personal life setting or for business improvement. Once you fully know about Six Sigma, you can try to use it in various versatile settings. It will make it more interesting...