USE OF SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGIES IN ELECTRONICS PROCESSING INDUSTRIESAuthors: Rita Mohanty, Ph.D.
Company: Ark-Les Electronics
Date Published: 9/21/2003 Conference: SMTA International
Although Six Sigma's tools and methods include many of the statistical tools that have been used in many other quality improvement programs, here they are used in a systematic project-oriented fashion through the DMAIC cycle. To achieve a competitive advantage, many businesses now employ Green Belts and Black Belts to execute Six Sigma processes. According to the Six Sigma Academy, Black Belts save businesses on the average $230,000 per year, and can complete 4-6 projects a year. There clearly exist financial incentives to employ Six Sigma methodology for quality improvement.
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