A Six Sigma quality level is said to equate to 3.4 defects per million opportunities [ Pat Spagon
from Motorola University
prefers to use the terminology sigma quality level to distinguish this quality measurement from the sigma nomenclature that quantifies the spread of a distribution. ].
Many companies have recently experienced success using Six Sigma as a business strategy.When a company implements a Six Sigma business strategy , statistical tools are used in a structured fashion within processes to create products or services that are improved , less expensive , and more timely.Repeated use of the tools by practitioners on a project by project basis can significantly improve the bottom line ; however , if the techniques are not used wisely there is a very large danger that the effort will be counterproductive and frustrating.
Six Sigma Implementation IssuesOrganizations can sometimes get too involved in how to count defects and report defect rates that they lose sight of the real value of Six Sigma -- orchestrating process improvement and re-engineering through the wise implementation of statistical techniques.