Sigma is not just a statistical measure … It is also a powerful
contributor to our success. We estimate that Six Sigma has saved
$3.5 Billion since 1995."- Honeywell Annual Report, 2001.
Six Sigma is a data driven structured approach to attack defects
in products and services to improve quality and customer satisfaction.
Six Sigma uses customer-focused goals and measurements to drive
continuous improvements at all levels of a company. The goal of
Six Sigma is to develop a manufacturing process which is robust
enough to ensure that the defective products are limited to a
few parts per million. The Six Sigma technique focuses on process
defects and quality.
Six Sigma utilizes sophisticated statistical process control
techniques to continuously monitor and evaluate the source of
defective products, thereby minimizing the defects produced in
any stage of the manufacturing process.
Lean Manufacturing is a people-oriented knowledge driven philosophy
that focuses on continuously enhancing value by minimizing waste
across a defined enterprise. The Lean Manufacturing technique
focuses on reducing process cycle-time.
Both Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing helps an organization remove
variations in process, reduce waste and increase efficiency and
quality. These in turn strengthen the competitive advantage of
the company in the industry as a result of total customer satisfaction.
ABC Consultants have experience in the emerging lean area of Value Stream Analysis and waste
identification in non-manufacturing areas such as New Product Development.