Need help with my writing homework on Quality, Reliability, and Maintenance of Six Sigma Metrics. Write a 2250 word paper answering; 3. For the manufacturing end where the quality and defect component needs to be monitored on production processes employed, we will be using the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process improvement methodology for initiating Six Sigma.
These are the major process steps that we would take to reach our destination of improved processes for reduced defects. Before we commence the quality initiative for six sigma we need to put in place some of the basic requirements. These are:
1. Train personnel towards green belts, black belts, and the Master black belt to become the change agents in the company and to spearhead the implementation of the six sigma initiative. This should be at the rate of one black belt and two green belts for every 140 employees, ideally. Similarly, for every 800 employees, it is advisable to have a Master Black Belt who would coordinate the whole project and we should be able to nominate a champion to take things forward.
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2. Tolerance of variation needs to be established. During the course of the process study, one of the important measures that need to be achieved would be to identify to what extent errors during the implementation of the six sigma could be tolerated. Variations could be in multiple areas of operation, in design, by design, customer acceptance, etc., .
3. Slack in the availability of human resources. It is very difficult to free a person in its entirety for the initiative. We need to look at allocating one day per week of every person. Working out the total time spent in terms FTE (Full-Time Equivalents) would help us in judging whether to have full-time change agents in the company and to also decide how many of them we will adopt for this purpose.
4. We need to identify the technical expertise that we will be relying on in during the course of the implementation. We will require an expert statistical analyzer who would help us in applying varied statistical principles and help in determining the best possible alternatives during the production process. The principle here is to ensure that the process is as simple as possible. (KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid) and everyone is able to appreciate it.