Dating back to the 1980’s Six Sigma is a methodology for managing processes, projects and business using a structured and phased approach known as DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control). Six Sigma brings together a suite of quality tools and techniques which have been used in industry for centuries and deploys them in a structured and step-by-step approach.
Six Sigma methodology is well-respected and renowned throughout the world, and offers businesses of all sizes the opportunity to run projects with well-defined objectives and outcomes, including measureable cost-savings or waste reduction.
Six Sigma affords those individuals following the process the opportunity to complete training and lead projects to achieve not only savings for their employers, but also certification at Yellow, Green or Black Belt levels.
Companies may choose to use consultants to lead projects or to offer mentoring support for internal candidates striving for certification.