Six Sigma In Quality Management

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Companies may often find themselves in a loop of repeating work annually, or functioning in a maintenance mode, as change management can be challenging, and employees take comfort in schedules and routines. However, it is crucial for a company wishing to remain relevant and competitive, to make adequate strides in process improvement, focusing on quality management. Quality management, especially when done systematically, can result in efficiencies, reduced costs, and proper resource utilization, having a positive influence on business performance (Praeg, 2010).
Six Sigma
A continuous process improvement process begins with a desire to work on a reduction of non-conformance costs in an organization, by first defining the problem(s), then using a cause and effect analysis to determine causes of problem(s), and then working to rid the low hanging fruit (CSU-Global, 2016). Six Sigma can be successfully incorporated into such a plan with the repeated, disciplined application of the master strategy on project after project (Kerzner, 2013). Following a systematic methodology results in a reduced amount of defects, producing higher quality work, saving on man-hours and other expenses, increasing overall customer satisfaction (Gijo, Scaria, & Anothny, 2011). Six Sigma
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In a time where insurance costs are keeping patients from seeking care, or those that are receiving care are on federally subsidized plans, the healthcare industry has felt the pressure to implement money saving strategies, yet many are not confident in a proper approach. Six Sigma is the solution that allows this industry to reduce defects, which in effect does save money, while increasing
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