How beSlick can assist with Six Sigma
This article is part of our Process 101 guide.
Six Sigma. A methodology for eliminating defects from a business. A tool to enable continuous improvement. The ultimate measure of quality.
That’s because unlike other quality-improvement initiatives, Six Sigma focuses on:
- Achieving quantifiable financial returns
- Emphasising the importance of strong leadership
- Enabling decision-making that’s based on verified data, rather than assumptions
By focusing on these core traits, it’s no surprise that Six Sigma practitioners yield impressive results; according to the Six Sigma Academy, ‘Black Belts’ save companies approximately $230,000 per project.
By following the proven methodology, a Six Sigma professional optimises a company’s processes step-by-step:
beSlick supports your Six Sigma efforts with ease
Through custom templates you can DEFINE the way processes are run within the business. Any amendments can easily be made to the central template. And new processes can be created and scheduled directly from the template.
View the report to see every instance of when a particular process has been run. And identify at-a-glance where steps have been missed or not completed to help MEASURE how effective your process template is.
But just knowing things haven’t been done isn’t enough. beSlick tells you why they haven’t been done. Now you have the information that’s necessary to help you ANALYSE why your templates aren’t as effective as they could be.
beSlick also allows you to capture feedback ‘in the moment’, rather than during a review session at the end of a project. Now you’re capturing ideas as the process is being run, so you can see how to IMPROVE the process for the future.
As the ones running the processes, we believe in empowering users to perform tasks in the best way they know how. But in capturing valuable feedback on where the process is failing the people, and recording every instance the process is run, you retain CONTROL over how effective the template is.
Make your Six Sigma change stick
One of the most successful companies to implement Six Sigma was General Electric, saving an estimated $10 billion during the first five years of implementation.
beSlick is the value-add platform that you can leave behind to ensure the changes you’ve proposed become business-as-usual, and deliver the impressive results that Six Sigma promises.