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    • Six Sigma, professionals are known to have a knack of process improvement and removal of wastage. However, given the complexity of task that can be at hand, Six Sigma professionals are often categorised as having “Belts” indicating their level of competence in Six Sigma. While a Six Sigma Yellow Belt professional is considered to have a very basic understanding of Six Sigma Concepts, a Master Black Belt is considered to have a very strong level of competence in Six Sigma and coaches Green and Black belts. Most professionals either fall within Green belt or Black belt categories. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Certified professionals typically understand Six Sigma concepts and are capable of executing projects in their functional area. They possess a thorough understanding of the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (D-M-A-I-C) methodology and lead process improvement initiatives. The Green Belt professionals perform most of the activities in a Six Sigma project including collecting information, performing tests and experiments and even seeing the projects through successful completion. They apply Root Cause Analysis (RCA) techniques to "go beyond the symptoms and diagnose the disease". They work under the guidance and supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt Certified Professional. Six Sigma Black Belt Certified professionals typically lead Six Sigma projects across functions and supervise Six Sigma Yellow belt and Green Belt professionals. Apart from possessing all the qualities of a Green Belt such as knowing about DMAIC thoroughly, they are responsible for producing quantifiable results. Black Belt professionals have a deeper understanding of the Six Sigma tools and techniques. They are often expected to have a good understanding of Lean management, change management and stakeholder influencing.
    • Hi Rajesh Thanks for your input  Sir you mentioned that it will help in minimising variation,  what elements a company wants and where does this minimum variation leads to?it leads to deliver good quality products or to achieve targets as per decided.  Need to say Zero Defect is different for everyone, for example a production department has a target of machine efficiency of 85%,so for for the department zero defect is to achieve this 85%efficiency. If its not done why we using all techniques and there is no point remaining if improvements not done. We focus to achieve our target if 85% because we know can achieve it,  it may be possible some breakdown happens, May be due to tool,  due to machine,  but we try to reduce all and try to achieve target of 85%,in this each and every supportive depth has their own target of downtime within 15%, so every department tries to maintain that and yes it has happened many times that production department achieves it's target otherwise delivery would have been failed and overall delay in all process.  So for production department achievung the target is zero defect so zero defect is the way how we are doing interpretation of it. It doesn't mean that hive 100% in all cases,  it changes from situation to situation,  like in above example if any says he wants 100% efficiency of machine bit everyone knows it can't be possible 100% because there are losses involved directly or indirectly that's why targets are fixed which is achievable and some challenging.  Same case with organisations targets of their revenue generation and profit making,  they also decide on past experience and future expectation. So for them to achieve that target is ZD.  And that's the point sir who would want a defective outcome so to stop defective outcome everyone will do some improvements and will ensure to deliver good products and delivery of good products leads to give good results and to meet targets as per decided.  Another example I would like to give,  a manufacturing company has a rejection target of 0.3% so for the company to achieve this target will be treated as zero defect in their own language. Company will do process improvement,  try to maintain processes and many more to chic ethics because company knows that it can be achieved.  In summary I would like to say zero defect is achievable and it is defined by everyone in their own language an depends how we are doing interpretation of it. This is possible by process re engineering,  continous improvements,  lean techniques an d much more... And sir,   it is the demand of current industries  setup to give best results and to achieve decided targets and to upgrade according to time to sustain in market. Nothing is going to achieve by making only desires to achieve of any thing. 
    • Hi Vastupal Vashisth, I have never mentioned about anything about Process improvements being declared as management myth.  Am Talking about the usage of the term "Zero Defect" .  If all methodologies such as Six Sigma, lean techniques, and other methodologies talk about minimising variation, where is the need for this term to be highlighted and again say that this will help in reducing or minimising variation.  This is what i refer here as management myth.  This is a packaging technique to sell the idea  so as to reach out to the employees of an oganisation. Am not saying this is a wrong way.  It can provide the impetus to the team to do the process improvement initiatives, which is why management wants to have this , in my opinion.  But does not mean that this will get converted into Zero defects ultimately.  Hope this helps your questions/queries shooted
      By the way, Pls reread the URLs - they talk about the minimisation of defects and they do not dare to say about zero effects as the ultimate focus. It only talks about the desire to reach there(Zero defect). Ofcourse , everyone wants that way only. Who would want a defective outcome. 
    • This has been a very enthusiastic debate.   I would like to give my concluding remarks based on all the inputs so far.   It is very heartening to see that there are many proponents who strongly stick to the belief that zero defect is achievable. This is a positive mindset that deserves to be respected.   Now, when someone says ZD is not achievable, one may interpret in two different ways. 1.     The person doesn’t want to try enough and is trying to easily give up. No one wants to be identified like this…… or 2.     The person is setting a standard for defining zero defects that it is not a target that can be reached in totality.   Striving for ZD is an extremely important ambition and the right set of actions will take you very close to it. If I elaborate on the point no.2, the following perspectives emerge. Zero defect is not seen as a realistic achievement when: It is applied only for a specific product or activity for a certain period of time. The various wastes in the organization are not curbed, but the final output is termed zero defect. Certain process are proven to be defect free, using advanced techniques, mistake proofing etc.,  for reasonable time, but certain other processes generate RW and other wastes. There is another competitor who is able to produce with either higher effectiveness or higher efficiency. Even if the customer specifications are met, but the tolerances given by the customer are lower than 100% Quality. Many after effects emerge, that harm society over a period of time, e.g. environment pollution, e-Waste, pollution due to batteries, harm due to pesticides etc. (In many of the advancements that humanity has made, we have realized, sometimes after many years that we have released so much of adverse effects that harm the society).   Finally, I would request all to think of Taguchi’s loss function, which explains the slightest deviation from the targeted value leads to loss for society.   I am open to individually discuss further with anyone in this forum on this subject.   Thanks for all the inputs and viewpoints.   Best wishes!!
    • Yes, agreed too! there so many friends who are posting that it is possible on mass level, but there is no real life example to prove it. Ultimately they are saying in between that companies are achieving by removing errors, but removing one or few errors step by step does not mean that there are no other waste/error. Even some time to remove one error some process/technology are introducing which itself has loop holes - like in ATM card now is chip base but that can copied/hacked even with the magnetic strip data from certain distance. 
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