07 Nov How Does Six Sigma Help In Operations Management?
Operations Management is the field of management that involves planning, organizing, and supervising every manufacturing and production process within an organization. It is a delivery-focused management task that ensures an organization to convert its inputs into outputs efficiently. The inputs can consist of all kinds of materials, tools, machinery, equipment, technology, and people involved. And, the output includes sales and revenue, or any kind of conversions. Dealing with the management of processes, and supply and delivery of products, Operations Management is always involved with meeting consumer demands. And, this is why professionals responsible for carrying out this task are always trained in Quality Management tools and strategies like Six Sigma, which can help them to improve the efficiency of their operational procedures in an exclusive manner.
ISQ acts as a catalyst for exchanging information and experience regarding such Quality Management principles and technologies. We, at ISQ, hold seminars, workshops, and Quality Management Conference in India for quality professionals to share their knowledge and experience. ISQ members can participate in such seminars and conferences for the same. Here are a few benefits about Six Sigma and its tools, spoken at the Quality Centred Management Event in India by ISQ members, to show how these tools can help operations managers to deliver outstanding results.
Six Sigma can improvise business performance
Six Sigma can improvise overall management procedures and strategies; thus triggering an improved business performance. Tools like data measurement system, performance calculator, and cause-and-effect relation tools can further help in analyzing the level of success, and cause of any failures.
Six Sigma can help prioritize work in terms of quality
With the understanding of Six Sigma, operations managers can easily prioritize their work in the hierarchy of quality to ensure return on investment. With Six Sigma training, managers are given formal coaching to gain expertise in their fields and learn to make decisions based on concrete data; thus creating standards for competitive business environment within the organization.
Six Sigma can activate employee participation
To lead an organization towards success, it is very important that there is active participation of all the employees within the company. With Six Sigma that focuses on brain storming, this becomes easier as every employee is taught to work collaboratively with measured analysis, thus developing processes for continuous improvement.
Six Sigma can reduce staff turnover and boost efficiency
Six Sigma tools like data and statistics can help develop employment infrastructure, operation size, and location. It can also improve the relative bonding between the staff members involved in any process, thus reducing staff turnover ratio. And, when there is low staff turnover, there is obviously an increased efficiency within the processes of the organization.
Six Sigma can customize strategies for individual businesses
Last but not the least, Six Sigma is effective to plan and strategize customized approaches towards any organization’s goals, objectives, processes, culture, and employee skills, along with the existing infrastructure and management systems, in order to achieve a particular goal or objective.
There are many other benefits that Six Sigma has to offer to both employers and employees for an effective running of business. These include maximum usage of space under limited resources, minimum movement and maximum utilization of labour, compatibility between resources and technology, excellent infrastructure, unbiased supervision, statistical thinking, and most importantly, flexibility to accommodate changes, which is a must in today’s ever-changing world!