Six Sigma Implementation Strategies

  1. Begin with Lean Sigma: Begin with Lean Sigma if company requires quick implementation because most successful companies grow out of Six Sigma or Lean in parallel.
  2. Begin small: The best way to exhibit the value of implementing Six Sigma formally is to begin with a few small projects and uphold their success.
  3. Using Six Sigma consultants to implement Six Sigma or provide Six Sigma training depends on the costs and how well the consultants understand the company before trying to implement Six Sigma.
  4. DMAIC (Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) must be used to give Six Sigma projects the go ahead and prompt early enthusiasm and success.
  5. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Define Measure Analyze Design Verify (DMADV) must be used when a total revamp or restructuring is required for a failed or nonexistent process. DFSS and DMADV are best for future state designs without considering what is happening today.