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Six Sigma Concepts

BY: jane82 | Category: Business and Finance | Post Date: 2008-10-17

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These Days A Lot Is Being Heard About Six Sigma Belts. If you belong to a large company or have access to them as clients then you must know that these are definitely not the belts to be worn but to be gained. However, if you want to know the same in detail then we simplify it for you. To understand the concept of six sigma belts, firstly, it is necessary to learn a few things about six sigma.

What Does Six Sigma Mean?
Six sigma is a process which identifies the defects and fault with in the working system and the processes of the company. It tries to reduce them to the minimum. It initiates towards goal defining, fault finding, performance measuring, process controlling etc. in a company.

What is the aim of six sigma?
Six sigma's prime motive is to make the company excel in the products and services. The concept lies on the foundation of customer satisfaction. It quantifies the qualitative aspects of the system. It aims towards the best quality as far as products and services are concerned. Now, here an important thing comes and that is not every process in an industry or a company is measurable. For example how can you measure the customer satisfaction or how can you measure the client loyalty or employee's efficiency. Well, in this case, the sales of the company and demand for the products along with revenue generation speak for itself. So, in that case you can definitely find out the positive results of six sigma process.

About Six Sigma Belts:
Now, since you know what is six sigma it will be easier to understand about the six sigma belts. There are four levels in six sigma training. And each belt defines the expertise in that particular level. These levels in the respective order are yellow belt, green belt, black belt and master black belt. Now let us understand each level in detail.

Yellow Belt: This is the lowest level in six sigma. The person trained at this level holds the responsibility of smaller process improvement but is not in charge of a team under him. He has the basic knowledge about six sigma processes.

Green Belt: Green belt is the next level of expertise in six sigma processes. Usually, the person trained or certified with this level gets an opportunity to head and lead the project. Usually the projects allotted to him are quite challenging and require him to be much responsible.

Black Belt: At this level the person in charge needs to be responsible in six sigma implementation at all levels. He has many teams under him and he guides them and trains them to achieve the goals successfully. He also has to play the role of a mentor or teacher and teach his subordinates about six sigma programs. He leads the team and provides training to green belts and yellow belts.

Master Black Belt: This is the highest level and the expert is the mentor of black belts. He is the trainer, the teacher and the person who is responsible for implementation of six sigma processes at all levels. He is the head and leads many projects at a time. A master black belt is responsible for company's strategies and training the black belts in six sigma methods.

The concept of six sigma methods started in the early eighties but has now become quite popular. When it started, the main aim was to give company a result oriented environment. But now, six sigma methods and programs are being used even at the stage of product development and service designing. The motive initially was to save dollars but now it is to achieve the goals and discarding all the possible defects from the company's system. The demand for six sigma professionals and consultants have risen unbelievably and more and more companies want their project leaders to get trained in six sigma programs to the level of black belt.

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what is six sigma mean
Six sigma never identifies the defects and fault but to find out the root cause of the defects and fault, then improve it or optimize it
sixsigmais.com 2009-07-25

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