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Six Sigma

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Write a research/term paper on one of the following topics:

ISO 9000
ISO9001
QS9000
Total Quality Management
Six Sigma
Malcolm Balridge Award
CMM/CMMI
Quality and Global Competitiveness (U.S. versus Japan)
Quality Evolution-Past to Present

? The research/term paper must be 6-8 pages of research information. The reference pages SHOULD NOT BE counted as informational pages.

? Be sure to note references and/or citations for sources of information, and document where you obtained your information. Common knowledge need not be referenced.
? References ensure that the original sources of information and ideas are given the credit they deserve. If you must include exact words, paragraph, sentence, or even a short the author must be credited with a specific reference.
? Pages should be numbered on the bottom centered

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Six Sigma:

Six Sigma is a rigorous and a systematic methodology that utilizes information (management by facts) and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company's operational performance, practices and systems by identifying and preventing 'defects' in manufacturing and service-related processes in order to anticipate and exceed expectations of all stakeholders to accomplish effectiveness. The goal of Six Sigma is to increase profits by eliminating variability, defects and waste that undermine customer loyalty.

Reference: http://www.isixsigma.com/dictionary/Six_Sigma-85.htm

Six Sigma enables organizations to drive breakthrough performance improvement and achieve excellence levels in customer satisfaction, productivity and costs, product and service quality, cycle and response time and risks in a sustainable manner.

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For an organization that operates in an extremely competitive industry where competition is fierce between arch rivals and companies try to outshine each other primarily on the basis of improved customer service and customer satisfaction, better quality and improved operational efficiency, quality tools like Six Sigma has become a necessity to sustain the competitive threats and to maintain the growth and profitability.

The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction through the application of Six Sigma improvement projects. This is accomplished through the use of two Six Sigma sub-methodologies: DMAIC and DMADV. The Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) is an improvement system for existing processes falling below specification and looking for incremental improvement. The Six Sigma DMADV process (define, measure, analyze, design, verify) is an improvement system used to develop new processes or products at Six Sigma quality levels. It can also be employed if a current process requires more than just incremental improvement.

Reference: http://www.isixsigma.com/sixsigma/six_sigma.asp

For any organization, Six Sigma can go a long way in redefining the existing processes, systems, be it related to supply chain management, in store processes or systems or customer service. Six Sigma can help a company to offer better quality customer service in the store by identifying the bottlenecks and issues in the processes. Further, the operational efficiency in terms of improved operating ...

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Six Sigma enables organizations to drive breakthrough performance improvement and achieve excellence levels in customer satisfaction.

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