Using Six Sigma for process improvement

Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics (SSDA) invites to a webinar on Six Sigma and how to use it to improve the quality of the output of a manufacturing process, by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability.

You may have heard the term Six Sigma used in conjunction with lean manufacturing, a Kaizen approach or continuous quality improvement. Perhaps you thought Six Sigma only applied to large-scale business operations, or that newer philosophies had overtaken Six Sigma as the most updated approach to quality management? But have you considered how Six Sigma might help improve your production processes or solve a problem you’re having with quality?

Most modern methods for continuous process improvement use a philosophy similar to the Six Sigma approach of eliminating waste or errors, no matter what name they go by today. In fact, many of the principles of Six Sigma are incorporated directly into ISO (International Organization for Standards).  That’s why Six Sigma remains the gold standard for approaching process improvement in a data-centric, systematic way.

So what is Six Sigma? In simple terms, Six Sigma is a structured, data-driven methodology for discovering and removing defects in a process – any process from manufacturing to engineering to services. Six Sigma gets its name from the idea of managing a process to stay within six standard deviations of the upper and lower limits of the quality specifications.

Attend this webinar and learn about the fundamentals of Six Sigma and the values generated by this approach. This webinar is presented by Henrik Widmark, who recently joined Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics from GE Healthcare. He is the Product Manager for the MODDE software, part of the Umetrics Suite of Data Analytics Tools. With a background in chemistry, chemometrics, and project management, Henrik has more than 15 years of experience with data analytics tools including using SIMCA and MODDE software. Henrik is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has also worked as coach and mentor for other Black Belts in several certification projects focused on process quality improvement.

Topics of this webinar:

  • A bit of history of Six Sigma and Lean
  • Main steps of DMAIC
  • Six Sigma and its relationship to Design of experiments (DOE)
  • Using DMAIC to correct process problem