1) Intro: Welcome to The Six Fix, a 10-week experiment where I’m on a mission to make Lean Six Sigma concepts more real, more practical, and more fun than ever before.
Over the next 10 weeks, I will be sharing tips, tricks, and stories that will help you apply Six Sigma principles, and I’m excited to have you along for the ride.
My goal here isn’t to just entertain – I’m also here to provide real value that will help you improve your processes, your thinking, and your results. So if you like what you see (or if you don’t!), I want to hear from you. Send me your feedback, your questions, and your suggestions, and together we’ll make The Six Fix the best darn Lean Six Sigma newsletter this side of the Mississippi. Let’s get started!
(And yes, I will of course share the results of the experiment at the end of the 10-week period.)
-Ted Hessing, Creator, Six Sigma Study Guide.
2) Case Study: In a case study conducted by three professionals in mechanical engineering and academia, they explored the integration of the Six Sigma DMAIC process in a plumbing product manufacturing company. The focus was on reducing defects and improving sales. By employing tools such as Voice of the Customer (VoC), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), and Multiple Regression, the team effectively implemented the DMAIC cycle and reduced the delivery cycle time of products to customers, increased sales by $248,034, and boosted overall efficiency of the company. This case study shows that small and medium-sized businesses can replicate the same level of success achieved by large corporations by adopting Six Sigma methodologies.
3) Community: I’ve been more active on LinkedIn lately. (Hit me up if you want to connect!) Here’s the post that got the most engagement. Would love to see your thoughts!
4) Student Spotlight: Looking to pass the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt exam? Jon, a recent test-taker, shares his insights on what worked for him. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the concepts behind Six Sigma rather than just memorizing the material. He also recommends taking practice exams to get comfortable with the format and timing of the test. With Jon’s advice, you can increase your chances of passing the exam and earning your Six Sigma Green Belt certification.