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Importance of using quality tools in the DMAIC process

Quality Tools and DMAIC

Discuss the importance of using quality tools in the DMAIC process. What are the benefits of using various quality tools during DMAIC? How can these tools be used by the teams to enhance teamwork?

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DMAIC is a coomon technique in Six Sigma, a process improvement methodology that focuses on increasing quality and reducing defects in any process. DMAIC is a five-step systematic approach that allows you to effectively manage process improvement projects. The acronym DMAIC stands for define, measure, analyze, improve, and control, the steps of this Six Sigma technique.

As a structured approach, DMAIC provides a business with a road map for solutions. This helps the business to solve prblems from start to finish while producting bottom-line results. Moreover, DMAIC supports an analytical approach, allowing the business to use the collected data. This helps the business ensure accurate baselines. Additionally, DMAIC allows a business to quantify improvements and find answers to complex problems.


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The real power of DMAIC lies in permanently fixing the recurring defects by improving existing processes of the business. It is a driving force behind Six Sigma process improvement projects. It provides a structure for improving business metrics that are critical to success such as customer satisfaction, warranty, liability costs many other possibilities. Each business has its own metrics that are critical for their success. In a long run DMAIC is a cost effective approach to have defect free business processes. DMAIC is a five step process. The steps are as follows ...

1. D - Define opportunity
2. M - Measure performance
3. A - Analyze opportunity
4. I - Improve performance
5. C - Control performance

DMAIC uses various technical tools for serving objective of continuous quality improvement of the business processes, it uses these tools for delivering error free and defect free processes to the ...

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