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Onsite Seminar

Quality Control and Management

Six Sigma: A Process Improvement Tool for Supply Management Professionals

Each purchasing and supply professional needs to be acutely aware of the impact of Six Sigma on suppliers and customers. This seminar covers the steps organizations go through to begin the journey of implementing an effective Six Sigma program using breakthrough strategies. Learn how to use data-driven, Six Sigma concepts to enhance the value of the supply chain and impact the bottom-line of your organization.

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Who Should Attend

Purchasing and supply management professionals, quality assurance professionals, and those involved with manufacturing processes, supplier selection, and supplier evaluation wanting to learn the importance of Six Sigma and its application within their organizations.

This program is for both non-manufacturing and manufacturing supply managers. Six Sigma applies to any industry, from manufacturing and telecommunications to financial services, healthcare, and entertainment.

You Will Learn
  • The importance of Six Sigma to supply managers including the 'why do it?' factor
  • The basics of customer-focused Six Sigma and its data-driven methodology
  • A process to use to introduce Six Sigma to your company and how to apply the concepts to selected projects
  • When Six Sigma is not applicable
  • Why Six Sigma is useful in both the service and manufacturing sectors
Course Outline
  1. A program overview, including what is Six Sigma and why it is the new standard; why Six Sigma is successful
  2. Making Six Sigma succeed in your company; defining the roadmap; selected company success profiles studied
  3. Benefits of implementing a program explained; tools of Six Sigma presented, including an important discussion of focus behind the system
  4. Key tools of an effective Six Sigma program; implementing and understanding measurements, including sigma, variation, and defects
  5. Benefits of sigma measurements; 3-process cornerstone steps identified
  6. Applying Six Sigma in service, construction, manufacturing; new applications and new improvements; a roadmap to success
  7. Determining a Six Sigma program approach for your company; understanding the future; knowing current performance and current performance metrics; cost/benefit analysis and establishing an ROI; locating core processes and customers
  8. Organizing a Six Sigma team
  9. Starting your own program; establishing objectives and scope; understanding customers; launching the program
  10. 15 keys to success