Cinteger LLC
P.O. Box 9600
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-9600

CLIENT AREA

Username:
Password:
| Lost Password

INFO CENTER

Check here often for information regarding Cinteger's latest news and events.

No news currently posted.

 

Six Sigma at Cinteger

Six Sigma at Cinteger

 

 
 
 
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure”
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why Six Sigma?
Six Sigma identifies key business processes that would benefit most from improvement and provides a standardized approach to decreasing process variability. Cost savings are directly traceable to the bottom line.
 
 
Why Lean?
Lean quickly identifies “value added” vs. “non-value added” activities by identifying waste.
 
Waste includes: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-value added processing, inventory motion, transportation, employees as a resource.
 
 
What Does Six Sigma Provide?
  • Structure – Supports improvement and organizational learning
  • Strategic Alignment – Links to business objectives and priorities
  • Tools – Equips with advanced improvement tools
 
What are the 2 Six Sigma Methodologies?
  • DMAIC: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control – used for existing processes that require improvement
  • DMADV: Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify – used to develop new processes at Six Sigma quality levels
                                                                            
What are the Benefits of Six Sigma?
  • Unlike other quality initiatives, Six Sigma requires the ROI to be defined clearly at the project beginning
  • By engaging in the process, employees gain ownership
  • Employees are equipped with the appropriate toolsets via training and education
 
Where Can We Begin?
 
Pilot Project :  To test the value of Six Sigma to the company and create buy-in from executive management team
  • Minimal “up front” financial investment
  • Easily managed with minimal resources
  • Benefits medium-sized businesses    
  • Ability to focus on one project

 

 What are the Criteria for Project Selection?

  • Chronic wastes – time, materials, process
  • Significant impact on the business
  • Manageable size
  • Measurable and visible
  • Likely to be a winner – i.e. greatest potential to reduce high costs of poor quality; high returns on investment; reduced cycle times; retain old and attract new customers
  • Based on company’s current performance
           
What are Cinteger’s Capabilities?
  • Evaluate company’s current performance and prioritize projects
  • Implement sponsorship/select project
  • Lead Six Sigma project effort from design through implementation
  • Evaluate ROI
  • Select subsequent projects
 
Additional Capabilities:
  • Establish internal Six Sigma training program for employees
  • Ongoing project support
  • Change Management Seminars