Executive Programs

Six Sigma Focus

The improvement of processes by:

  • Identifying characteristics which are Critical to Quality Measurements from the customers perspective
  • Utilizing data to drive and focus improvements
  • Examining the inputs of the process and focusing on improving quality at this point.
  • Reducing or eliminating defects.
  • Reducing variation.
  • Increasing process capability.
  • Harnessing the tools of a common measurement system and common language

The end goal is to achieve efficiency and effectiveness by meeting customer demands and business objectives.

Six Sigma Methodology Workshop

The Six Sigma Methodology Workshop provides you with an in-depth instruction on Six Sigma methodology. The Six Sigma methodology is a measurement-based, management strategy that combines a number of the tools and techniques used in Total Quality Management and other "quality initiatives" for analyzing the root causes of a business process problem (whether in production, marketing, sales, design or any other area) and solving it. Unlike other initiatives, however, Six Sigma requires that a very specific road-map, or process, be followed under which defects are defined, and the business process is measured, analyzed and improved. Once the process is producing as few defects as possible, Six Sigma requires that appropriate controls be put into place to continually monitor the improved process and ensure that the cost savings realized continue - thus, the core of its methodology: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control or DMAIC. The increase in performance brought about under this methodology leads to a vast improvement in product quality, customer satisfaction, employee morale, and business performance.

CIMBA has embraced Six Sigma in an effort both to provide MBA students with an experiential learning opportunity focusing on business process and problem solving and to provide its client companies with a unique opportunity to understand and evaluate the Six Sigma methodology. Consistent with the CIMBA learning philosophy, the managerial methodology of Six Sigma expressly recognizes the importance of customer-centered, data-driven decision making. It is being used profitably in virtually every industry around the world, and by both large and small companies within those industries. Importantly, the methodology is well rooted in mathematics and statistics.