sigmaGuide consists of a standard set of >30 tools and charts along the DMAIC phases. All tools are chronologically linked, from identifying a suitable project topic up to verifying the financial benefit of its implementation. It consists of three parts:
Initially a suitable potential for improvement will be identified, i.e. a weakness in the daily work. To do so a Product/ Service, its Problem and its Effect is described. One indicator shows, how suitable the topic for Six Sigma is. Another indicator shows the relevance of the topic for the company. This part is aimed to all employees of the company, to involve them without prior knowledge about Six Sigma into your improvement program.
Based on the identified improvement potential, the topic is defined as a Six Sigma project. To do so the Product/ Service and its Problem is specified, its underlying Process, its Input and Output. The available Solution ideas are collected. The Quality, Availability and Consumption of the Products/ Services are evaluated as well as their Effects on the customer and the business. This section is aimed at employees with Six Sigma knowledge.
The defined Six Sigma project is structured and implemented along the DMAIC phases. From the SIPOC up to the Process-Management-Plan all important tools of the DMAIC are interlinked to a continuous project guideline. Each tool of the guideline asks for the necessary information, integrates and prioritizes these information and transfers it to the next tool. This part is for Green-Belts and Black-Belts.