Six Sigma Implementation

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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In general, Six Sigma implementation is carried out by three groups of individuals acting with an entire business: Green Belts, Black Belts, and Champions. They work together to brainstorm, analyze, and develop new organizational systems for the business, working toward Six Sigma's goal of 3.4 defective parts per million parts produced. Though it may seem like a difficult goal to obtain, those three main types of Six Sigma practitioners can make it a reality.

Three Main Players of Six Sigma Implementation

Green Belts are individuals who can work closely with Black Belts to make massive amounts of data digestible. They have the skills to orchestrate data collection, and initiate measurements and analysis procedures. Green Belts are often trained in a variety of statistical analysis methods to make Six Sigma implementation as smooth as possible.

Black Belts are the architects of Six Sigma programs. They oversee every stage of plan development, from brainstorming functions and input variables to developing a monitoring system for improvement plans. Black Belts have the skills that are necessary to facilitate the improvements that are necessary to move a business into modern systems of organization.

Champions are those that can allocate resources to promote Six Sigma implementation. These people are often those that hold positions of considerable responsibility in the company, and have the added responsibilities of selecting Black Belts and setting the project scope. Champions work most closely with Black Belts and help drive the general attitude of the business toward improvement.


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