The member will learn the importance of pilot testing and planning prior to implementation
- How often do you dip your toes into the water…to test its temperature before diving into the pool?…That is similar to doing a pilot test…before a full-scale implementation of improvements.…Let's discuss the importance of pilot testing…and planning, prior to implementation.…First, what is a pilot?…A pilot is trial run, a dry run, or a small-scale test…to make sure the improvements will work as planned.…It is an opportunity for the Six Sigma project team…to understand how the improvement solutions will work…on a very limited or small-scale basis,…before a full-scale implementation.…
Pilots enable any kinks or problems to be uncovered…and fixed before the project team rolls out improvements…plant-wide, division-wide, or company-wide,…across all locations.…The importance of doing a pilot cannot be emphasized enough.…For example, when improvements are made to a machine…or a process, it is best to pilot it first in one…production line, or in one location, before implementing it…across all 100 locations company wide.…
- What is Six Sigma?
- Understanding key concepts such as Y = f(x) and sigma level
- Selecting Six Sigma projects and team members
- Planning in the Define phase
- Gathering data in the Measure phase
- Analyzing data in the Analyze phase
- Selecting and evaluating solutions in the Improve phase
- Developing a control plan in the Control phase
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Introduction to Six Sigma
2. Key Concepts in Six Sigma
3. Selection of Six Sigma Projects
4. Define Phase
5. Measure Phase
6. Analyze Phase
7. Improve Phase
8. Control Phase
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