Six Sigma is quality-management strategy often used in Lean manufacturing. It focuses on quality control and its principles have been established from several Lean methods. The main waste Six Sigma works to eliminate are defects. Defects in processes or the product will ultimately cost the business time and resources. A prime example of Lean’s influence on Six Sigma is the DMAIC model, which was influenced by Deming’s (a Lean pioneer) Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.
The Six Sigma Money Belt channel on YouTube explains the fundamentals of Six Sigma in this short (but comprehensive) video. Learn about the tools of Six Sigma and how to use them to solve problems of defect and deviation.