Six sigma initiatives have become a regular and necessary technique to reduce the costs of the company. But implementation of individual ideas often conflict with the overall culture, and policies of the organization.
One of the major barriers in implementing seemingly significant process improvement ideas, is when they clash with the holistic view. That’s when Six Sigma Tollgates need to be installed. These tollgates look at how, and how much will the idea affect the health of the entire organization.
Another important step is to set up Priority Matrixes. This gives a good idea on which one of the many process improvement ideas can benefit the company the most. Rather than going for a method that will get a significantly lower capital gain, it is better to analyze the projects and go for the one that can help achieve the maximum profit.
Not only this, the priority matrixes also help gage the resources that can or cannot work on simultaneous projects, and gives a real TBD, along with an identifiable range of investment that the project would need.
The next best technique is to use a visual Six Sigma Tollgate that uses basic color schemes to understand, indicate and measure the current state of the project.
Implementing these simple yet effective tools makes Six Sigma work even better. This is because, it improves individual processes while keeping a check for their impacts on the whole system.