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A look at the manufacturing process

cautiontape41824589.jpg Over the last few decades, introducing Six Sigma methodology into manufacturing process has become more and more popular as a way to ensure higher and more reliable quality of products and services and highe customer satisfaction.The following is some of the ways that Six Sigma is introduced into the manufacturing process in order to help streamline the manufacturing process and make your manufacturing process less wasteful and more reliable.

There are a few steps that you can go through in order to convert your processes to six sigma.The first thing that you need to do is to hold a company training meeting to introduce six sigma approach to your company.See, there are really two different things that you have to achieve in order to convert your process to six sigma.First, you have to use all of the technical tools and techniques that six sigma utilizes to improve processes and products.But second, you have to convert the mindset and the approach of your employees.This might end up being the hardest part of converting your process to six sigma: you have to change the paradigm within which your employees think and the ways that they work.

Six sigma should looked at as a business strategy, and should overall implemented as such.To be perfectly honest, you will want to think quite seriously about bringing in outside help in order to train your employees on how to implement six sigma and how to overhaul your processes in order to improve quality and value.Six sigma should not be seen as just another project that you will be using for just a short amount of time.It's worth it to bring in the experts, because six sigma is a serious commitment.
So, first, you need to convert your management.Your management members will be the ones who will be overseeing the implementation of six sigma, and they have to be willing to go all the way with it.
Second, you need to rebuild your infrastructure based on six sigma policies and guidelines.This infrastructure should include basic things like how you are going to choose your black belts, and how you will be valuing your six sigma processes.You have to go through and implement and design these support systems before you start training.
Third, begin your training.Your outside company will help you design a training program that will be perfect for your company and what your company needs.This will include who will be certified for which level of belt (yellow, green, or black), how your hierarchy will be organized, etc.And don't forget that after you start your training, continuously monitor the training and the development of your program.Six sigma is not just a training workshop; it's an entirely different way to do business.
Finally, continue to monitor and to control the processes and the approaches that you have decided on during your six sigma training process.Six sigma is meant to be a continuous reevaluation and fine tuning of your processes.If you just see six sigma as being a one-time thing, then it won't be effective and it won't be worth your money and time.

In order to continually improve your manufacturing, there are a number of changes that you can make that are specific to the products that you are manufacturing.However, there are some overall approaches that you can take in order to make product improvement a central part of your manufacturing plant.Keep a finger on the pulse of your customers' wants and needs will help you ensure that you are always working on improving your manufacturing and your products.Keep working on your products and always work on improving them.Always be reevaluating your product design and looking at the other products produced by other companies so that you can keep your quality top notch and you can both maintain your current customer base and attract new customers.

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