I only recently joined Approved Index, and the vast number of categories that we cover as a business was intimidating at first. One in particular stood out as I had never heard of it before, it was of course Six Sigma Training.

What was this enigmatically named training course all about? What did it do? Who did it help, and where? I did some research and found out what Six Sigma was all about. As a happy coincidence, a member of our expert leads team has recently written up an article all about the common questions and misconceptions related to Six Sigma Training.

So as I like to do, I have surmised some of the key points and placed them here. If you want to read the full article, then follow this link Six Sigma Certification: FAQs and Misconceptions.

1 – What exactly is Six Sigma Training? This is a good question, and one that has an extensive answer, so I will keep it as succinct as possible. Six Sigma was developed by Motorola in the 1980’s; as a new business management strategy used to integrate the large number of departments within the company and reduce the overall number of defect products produced by the company. The Six Sigma techniques are now widely used by both engineering and commercial businesses around the world.

2 – How does Six Sigma work? Again, another question that could be followed with an extensive answer, but I will keep it to the key points. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Anything that is quantifiable could be viewed as a good final output in a Six Sigma environment. It does this by creating an infrastructure of people who are experts at a certain process, defined at the beginning of the six sigma training process. These people will then follow a defined sequence of steps, eventually reaching a quantifiable target, be it producing a product with a minimal amount of defected products, or reducing costs in a certain area of the business.

3 – How could Six Sigma benefit you and/or your business? Rather than just cutting costs haphazardly, Six Sigma teaches you how to use data to identify ways to cut costs while simultaneously improving quality. This can be applied to any business which provides a product or service to a customer through methods which can be analysed and improved.

If you’re starting to think Six Sigma could benefit you then take a look at our full range of guides on Six Sigma Certification – they’ll help you find out about prices, courses and training options.