With a goal of near-zero defects, Six Sigma has transformed many organizations. MI brings you this methodology by providing classroom training combined with intensive project-based coaching.
Let Six Sigma Transform Your Organization!
The Management Institute is bringing Six Sigma to small and mid-size companies. With the help of our Six Sigma training experts, your organization can implement breakthrough business improvements.
Imagine what business would be like if your company could deliver products on time, every time with near-perfect service that always exceeded customer expectations. In the 1980s, Motorola and Allied Signal blazed the Six Sigma trail of breakthrough process improvement. Since then, General Electric, GE Capital, and Sun Microsystems have accrued billions in bottom-line benefits attributable to the Six Sigma method.
A highly focused, exceptionally successful problem-solving methodology, Six Sigma can improve your bottom line and bring added value to your customers. Six Sigma focuses on reducing waste and defects to deliver products and services more efficiently and effectively, at less cost.
The Six Sigma goal: to operate your business at 6 sigma – a level that produces no more than 3.4 errors per million transactions (a typical company operates at 4 sigma or up to 6,210 errors per million transactions). Moving from a 4 sigma to 6 sigma operation saves a company about 25% of its revenues.
Achieving this level of precision and savings in your business can have a powerful impact on customer relations and your bottom line, giving your company a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Defining Six Sigma
Six Sigma is a high-performance, data-driven approach to analyzing the root causes of business problems and solving them in a methodical way, to make breakthrough improvements in your business by enhancing productivity and improving customer service. Through Six Sigma training, employees learn how to use powerful tools for problem-solving and business improvement that can make your company leaner by increasing efficiency, reducing cycle time, improving quality, and reducing costs. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) - Six Sigma's five-phase systematic problem-solving model - focuses on achieving improvement in bottom line performance and preventing mistakes, rather than focusing on the detection and correction of mistakes.
This performance-driven methodology will affect your organization at two levels. At the operational level, it will move your products or services within customer specifications while reducing variation among them. At the strategic level, it will align your organization with marketplace needs.
The Growth of Six Sigma
Six Sigma is transforming companies across the world. Some of the most progressive and profitable companies in the United States, such as Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson, have implemented Six Sigma as their standard process improvement methodology. Many others are introducing the philosophy into their manufacturing and service environments and are working towards the Six Sigma goal of near-zero defects.
Six Sigma offers an opportunity to move your company from the long list of organizations that typically eat up 20% to 30% of their revenues in mistakes. Instead, you can join the growing list of businesses that have launched company-wide Six Sigma programs and watched their profits climb. Six Sigma project teams will motivate employees and enable your company to deliver better, faster, less expensive products and services than your competitors.
Our Approach To Six Sigma Implementation
The Management Institute introduces small and mid-sized companies to Six Sigma methodologies through a training program that produces measurable results early in the training process6 and bottom line results by the end of the training.
Our approach is project-based, allowing your employees to target and correct real-world problems as they learn. Our Six Sigma deployment strategy begins with your senior team selecting projects that will significantly impact your company's bottom line and customer needs. The projects often address company problems that have eluded solutions for years. Project members then attend formal classroom training with their teams. This training is delivered in small "learning chunks" and correlates with processes that have been identified. Each classroom training session is followed by team meetings in which the skills learned in class are applied to each team's project. Intensive coaching by Management Institute experts ensures that the team and project stay on track throughout the learning period. A "just in time" approach provides the right learning, at the right time, in the right place.
Project-based training is remarkably successful, as it immerses the student in an environment requiring continuous application of new concepts. Six Sigma teams, composed of your Green Belt trainees and our Rowan University Black Belts experts, are the key elements in realizing bottom line results for your company. Estimated savings per project vary but typically are in the range of $125,000 to $175,000.
Assuming five projects per training class, a Six Sigma program could save your company $625,000 to $875,000 a year. Because your employees learn by doing - finding solutions to your real-world business problems - the project-based approach provides bottom line results by the end of the training. As the process continues and more and more project teams are created, Six Sigma begins to permeate your organization.
Our approach allows us to make Six Sigma available to a wide range of clients. By customizing the principles to accommodate your needs, we can achieve quick and measurable gains for your company that will not require an extensive investment. Successful implementation of Six Sigma begins with senior leadership's commitment to developing a supportive infrastructure. The infrastructure typically includes leadership for vision, champions as drivers and resources, sponsors or owners of processes, Rowan University Black Belts for technical leadership and coaching, and Green Belt trainees who work as project leaders and members of cross-functional teams.