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 Although I really like the implementation of Six Sigma theory, I do not see anything new in it. That is why I have never taken a course on Six Sigma...., hmm, well, It is also true that on my Industrial Engineering studies:
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  • I received lectures on everything related to Quality Planning / Assurance / Improvement, what is called "The Juran Trilogy", and the basis, fundamentals of it
  • All the Quality Gurus were part my early years at University.
    • No need to study Six Sigma for me. I know the Principles of this theory. Six Sigma has been described as "Old wine in a new bottle", since most of the tools ‘packaged’ in it have been around for several decades (Thawani, 2004). 



 


Juran expressed similar views in an interview published in Quality Digest (August 2002): “From what I’ve seen of it, it’s a basic version of quality improvement. There is nothing new there. It includes what we used to call facilitators. They have adopted more flamboyant terms, like belts with different colours. The name Six Sigma comes from a measure of what we call process capability, measuring the inherent uniformity of the process. One of the things that is inherent in tools used to achieve improvement under the label of Six Sigma is the concept of process capability. Now, to my knowledge, that concept of process capability goes back to 1926, when I was a young engineer at Western Electric. I got into a problem, and I ended up discovering that every process can be quantified in terms of its inherent uniformity. … In addition, you can also see whether the process is capable but is being misdirected. I am the inventor, if not the re-inventor, of that concept.”   



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 Six Sigma Cycle  A Typical Task, Re-Design of Business Workflow. Here we see the connection between Six Sigma and Reengineering
 

Six Sigma Cycle

 
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