Yet another leap has been taken in improving our services towards quality control and manufacturing optimization. Great savings, improved quality and repeatability are corners stones in lean Six Sigma. Another engineer is now certified in Lean Six Sigma – a method that will strengthen our expertise in quality control and project management.
Here at Zenit we are committing ourselves by certifying our mechanical engineers in Lean Six Sigma. Key focus points are minimizing non value adding steps as well as removing waste processes. Processes are defined and analyzed by converting it to measurable and comparable statistical data for quality control.
Susanne Carlstedt from Zenit Design, one of our Design Engineers who attended the course in Amsterdam, tells us about the methodology:
“Lean Six Sigma is a mindset that focuses on continuous improvement by understanding the customer's needs, to reduce waste, analyze processes and implement effective methods”, says Susanne.
“Six Sigma is also a statistical method that represents the natural variation that exists in a process”, she continues. “When a process is on Six Sigma level, only three errors in a million delivered products or services are allowed”.
Lean Six Sigma is often used in successful product development projects. To name some concrete benefits, the method has been an effective tools to analyze risks and to measure the variation on details that are constituted in the product, all to produce more quality assured products.
The work method is used in product development contexts as well as for change management, i.e. when you want to achieve change within teams, organizations or communities.