Annual Presentation (via Six Sigma Techniques) for Problem Solving

Six Sigma
The core quality engineering principle – had an excellent performance during this presentation. If you were not familiar with DMAIC, you would understand it as a method of continuous improvement. With each phases of Six Sigma, six speakers were able to establish a detailed story for their own projects. It was indeed a great success of all.
After This Presentation

I am more educated in the basic steps of DMAIC. In Define phase, every speaker was told to explain “how serious this project?”. Was it because of internal assignment? Or was it because of customer demand? They did projects because they wanted to make an improvement on their current tasks, and to compare what had been lost if a project was never accomplished. Projects were results of numerous meetings, finally they came up with a charter with a clear title, then later phases (MAIC) were developed.

M phase: during the measure steps, every input shall be quantified. After collecting information needed, project leaders have to use MSA (Measurement System Analysis) to produce a better understanding of the case. The basic tool of Pareto chart can be a handy judgment. Why project leaders have to quantify information? It’s to simplify words to easy-reading graphs in Six Sigma projects. According to the professors, project leaders can use C&E Diagrams, 5 Whys, Mind Map by Tony Buzan and other analysis techniques to find potential root causes (Vital Few Xs).

A lot of people may be confused when doing improvement. How do I make an improvement? It is the time that team work starts to really kick in. After discussion with team members, a decision must be made and, hence, an evaluation of improvement. A project without saving money is a project failure. Moreover, if the efficacy of a project is not as profitable, then a project leader must modify tools that are currently used. The circle must be continued until a huge improvement is observed.

Control= Written SOP

I think one of the most significant steps in Control phase is the making of written SOP. SOP must be kept in good condition and be found with ease. So new colleagues of LAYANA can comprehend procedures and maintain the quality. In conclusion, we all have to recognize the importance of “Continual Improvement” in order to achieve company’s strategy.