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DMAIC or PDCA: Which Is Better? -

DMAIC or PDCA: Which Is Better?

You may run into process improvement enthusiasts who prefer one camp over another—the Lean camp uses Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) and the Six Sigma camp uses Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC)—but which one is better, DMAIC or PDCA?  For years now, organizations looking to implement process improvement have had to wrestle with which method to…

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The Biggest Lie About Six Sigma: It’s Dead

There was an article earlier this year with the title, “Whatever Happened to Six Sigma?” It focused on the rise and decline of the fortunes of General Electric—the most famous adopter of the Six Sigma Process Improvement method. It’s an interesting question, and the answers reveal some underlying truths about…

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Lean or Six Sigma? (Infographic)

Lean and Six Sigma, two popular process improvement methods, work together as Lean Six Sigma to help people and organizations achieve their goals of making customers happy, engaging workforces, reducing errors and costs, and much more. Here are the differences between them and the benefits when they're combined. Do you…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary -

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a process improvement strategy that improves Output quality by reducing Defects. Six Sigma is named after a statistical concept where a process only produces 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). Six Sigma can therefore be also thought of as a goal, where processes not only encounter less…

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