Six Sigma Lean
Lean Six Sigma meshes the two powerful approaches of Lean and Six Sigma to reduce both waste and process variation. This powerful combination is applied to factory processes and also to the “front office” business processes to improve flow by reducing errors, duplication, and waste.
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) focuses on the improvement of internal metrics yielding fast returns. Listening to the Voice of the Process (VOP) enables bottom-line improvement via minimization of variation, defects, and Cost of Poor Quality.
Design for Six Sigma
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) focuses on the Design of Products and Processes to provide Value to the Customer. The approach is two-fold:
Identify the Right Offering using VOC techniques
Design the Offering Right using process analysis, statistics, and engineering techniques.
Process Design for Six Sigma
Process Design for Six Sigma emphasizes increasing customer value by creating effective and efficient business and service delivery processes. Business Processes are designed or redesigned with customer value as the focal point.
Product Design for Six Sigma
Product Design for Six Sigma emphasizes increasing customer value by creating effective and efficient products: mechanical, electromechanical, or chemical. Business to Business, as well as Business to Consumer Products and Processes and associated technical process are designed or redesigned with both external and internal customer value as the focal point.
Innovation for Six Sigma
“The Future ain’t what it used to be” –Yogi Berra
Today’s successful markets, customers, processes and business models do not guarantee success tomorrow. Dimensions of Value shift and create innovation opportunities. Not only must companies focus on the VOC but they must recognize the Voice of Opportunity that lies beyond. Innovation tackles the very front end of value creation: identifying value creation opportunities, market spaces, and value creation strategies. Innovate to create the value and follow-up with a focus on the Voice of the Customer and the Voice of the Process using the proven Six Sigma roadmap. Innovation for Six Sigma (IFSS) enables the team to create offerings based on Market space inspiration rather than customer dictation or business performance.
Marketing for Six Sigma
Marketing for Six Sigma (MFSS) focuses Business Development, Finance, Marketing and Sales on jointly increasing value to create customers. Marketing and sales specific tools are integrated into the well proven Process Design methodology.
Supply Chain Excellence
Supply Chain Excellence focuses on aligning the supply chain or subset thereof to minimize waste and variation. The focus can range from the Suppliers’ supplier to the Customers’ customer. The approach combines Six Sigma, Lean, and Process Design with the SCOR model which is used to identify key improvement opportunities. When appropriate, Supply Base Management techniques are integrated.
Do you have trained Black Belts that need to continue their training? Perhaps your trained Six Sigma Black Belts need training in Design for Six Sigma; or, maybe you already have Design for Six Sigma Black Belts who need training in:
- -Marketing tools to supplement their technical training
- -Innovation techniques to enhance their approach to new technology
- -New market development
Uniworld offers the following progression tracks:
DMAIC to DFSS
DFSS to MFSS
DFSS to IFSS