Competition is stiff especially if what we’re talking about is business management and production. This is probably why every business day for a company is like a new day to improve not only their product but their management strategy as well. As much as possible, every company would want to serve only the best product and services possible. One of the most applied, and in demand process being talked about in the business world is the Six Sigma.
The Six Sigma is a business management process that allows companies to enhance their profitability by implementing steps that creates a smooth working plan starting from the proprietor to the point of sale. The aim of the Six Sigma method is to achieve a limit of 3.4 defects out of a million possible opportunities. Describing this in terms of products, this means that if your company manufactures a million of its product a day, your business is only allowed to have 3.4 defects out of it. Besides defects during the manufacturing, this deal also includes customer complaints from the products sold which is considered an error involved in the process. So you’ll see that the real goal of the method is to achieve quality products, customer satisfaction, but with lesser costs.
Following the Six Sigma processes would seem simple. What with the DMAIC or the DMADV strategies where the application only demands you to understand the acronyms’ executive meaning: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control for the DMAIC; and then changing the last two letters to Design and Verify for the DMADV method. DMAIC is used as an existing business management strategy improvement, while the DMADV is applied during planning and designing a strategy or the product itself.
At this point, just how well do you have to know the Six Sigma to become an expert if it’s just as simple as the mentioned executive meaning? The sad truth is: although it does sound so simple, implementing the method on your own with just a Six Sigma course experience may not be enough. Six Sigma application demands a group of experts. You alone couldn’t handle this on your own.
Taking up a course without hands on will never level to a Six Sigma black belt.
The recognition of being a Six Sigma black belt only applies when you’ve gone through the Six Sigma course, passed Six Sigma proficiency exams, and had held Six Sigma projects. It all comes down to how well you know the program. By being able to really grasp the Six Sigma ideology through thorough activities involving its ways, that’s the only time you yourself will be confident to say that you can hold a Six Sigma project on your own.
Make sure that the Six Sigma School that you’ll enroll in and the projects that you’d be handling would be open enough to give you certification and credits for your achievements. Your credentials will prove your worth when proposing to a higher authority such as your company’s CEO. Always seek advice from other more experienced Six Sigma black belts, and if you can, work under them to learn the techniques that they have. With that, you’ll definitely end up empowering yourself with enough knowledge that will allow you to run your own Six Sigma team effortlessly.
Simple, yet effective, knowledge and experience still is the best weapon you have to be acknowledged as a Six Sigma Black Belt or expert.