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Leona Charles

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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Basic Metrics Help Make Your Process Better, Faster, and Cheaper

published on March 26, 2012

Six Sigma is often thought of as a statistic heavy method and to some degree that is true. But the truth about statistics is if you don’t understand what they are trying to tell you, then they are just numbers …

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Six Sigma Tools: Cost of Poor Quality

published on March 19, 2012

One of the best things about Six Sigma is that it presents a concrete way to translate the value of improvements to your staff and leadership. A great tool to highlight the value of Six Sigma is Cost of Poor …

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Six Sigma Tools: Design for Six Sigma

published on February 27, 2012

6Sigma Tools: Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) 6Sigma can be so many things to your organization, but the most important thing to remember is that is has to relevant to your organization.  This requirement is what makes Design for Six …

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