The operations manager is faced with a multitude of responsibilities. Among those responsibilities is the need to control quality. This is achieved through the creation and use of statistical control processes (SPCs). SPCs are designed to inspect, identify, and measure manufacturing and service operations to ensure the necessary outcomes are being produced.
One common SPC method is "Six-Sigma." Each "sigma" level represents a different level of statistical acceptance. Companies such as Motorola and General Electric use "Six Sigma."
Using Ford Motor Company as an example, explain how Six Sigma is used by the organization you identified and as a means of process control.
Based on your research do you believe that the use of Six Sigma within Ford has been successful in improving the quality of the goods or services produced? Explain why or why not in detail (support your findings/conclusions).
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1. Select and identify a manufacturing organization (other than Motorola and General Electric) that utilizes Six Sigma.
Manufacturing company selected - Ford Motor Company (Manufacturers, Distributors and Suppliers).
2. Explain how Six Sigma is used by the organization you identified and as a means of process control.
Ford's manufacturers, distributors and suppliers presently function under a solitary set of distribution and manufacturing procedures, which enable greater service throughout their supply chain. Ford has reached a level of accountability enabling them to free them of ineffective distributors. With their standardized technologies, they are able to identify inefficiencies, monitor shipments, and concentrate on material handling concerns in real-time, all by using Six Sigma (Ford, 2010).
3. Based on your research do you believe that the use of Six Sigma within the organization you identified has been successful in improving the quality of the goods or services produced? Explain why ...
The expert examines how Ford Company uses Six Sigma.