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Category Archives: Six Sigma Tools

Six Sigma Tools: Building a Business Case

published on April 30, 2012

Building a business case is important to more than your improvement project, it should be one of the pillars of your decision making. A business case helps you understand why a decision is necessary, what you anticipate the solution to …

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Six Sigma Tools: Project Selections

published on April 24, 2012

The great thing about Six Sigma is that it puts you into the habit of seeing things in an ordered and identifiable view. This skill is highlighted in the way Six Sigma teaches you how to select projects. Project selection …

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Six Sigma Tools: Rolled Throughput Yield

published on April 16, 2012

Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY) is a measurement metric that illustrates the losses due to rework or corrective action. The beauty of this metric is that is shows in statistical fact the relationship between the defects and the cost of poor …

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Six Sigma Tools: First Time Yield

published on April 9, 2012

First Time Yield (FTY) is a traditional metric that tells you how many defects your process produces for before any improvement is done. Generally this measurement is used in the manufacturing or production field, but it can make the switch …

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Six Sigma Tools: Defects Per Unit

published on April 3, 2012

Six Sigma Tools: Defects Per Unit Defects Per Unit or DPU identifies how many individual defects are on a single unit or item.¬† This is different from just identifying defective items, DPU identifies how many different defects are on a …

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