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Six Sigma and Kano Model

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Developed in the 80's by Professor Noriaki Kano, the Kano model is based on the concepts of customer quality and provides a simple ranking scheme which distinguishes between essential and differentiating attributes. The model is a powerful way of visualizing product characteristics and stimulating debate within the design team. Kano also produced a rigorous methodology for mapping consumer responses into the model. Product characteristics can be classified as: Threshold / Basic attributes - Attributes which must be present in order for the product to be successful, and can be viewed as a 'price of entry'. However, ...
These categories have been translated into English using various different names (delighters/exciters, satisfiers, dissatisfiers, etc.), but all refer to the original articles written by Kano. Attractive Quality These attributes provide satisfaction when achieved fully, but do not cause dissatisfaction when not fulfilled. These are attributes that are not normally expected, For example, a thermometer on a package of milk showing the temperature of the milk. Since these types of quality attributes of unexpectedly delight customers, they are often unspoken. These categories have been translated into English using various different ...
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In this article I came across a job entitled Six Sigmma. I had only seen this one other time when I was looking at government jobs on CPOL. It perked up my interest into exactly what is Six Sigma? What is Six Sigma’s history? My research found out it is a way for corporations to save huge amounts of money. General Electric is using Six Sigma effectively saving billions of dollars, as well, as many other corporations such as its inventor Motorola. Six Sigma is also a career that pays very well. Top Six Sigma employees make well over $100,000k. Since I was looking at government jobs, I think they could use a multitude of Six ... market research, surveys and trends
Six Sigma 101
in its products or services. Every error committed has a cost associated to it in form of losing customers, redoing a task, replacing a part, waste time/material or losing efficiency. Understanding the Sigma Scale: The Sigma scale is a universal measure of the performance of any business or organization. Sigma (σ) is a statistical term to represent standard deviation which is a measure of variation in a dataset. Higher sigma score indicates better performance or more precise results. In other words, if the output is defective sixty-nine percent of the time, it implies that the performance is One Sigma compliant. On the other ... market research, surveys and trends


The Employee Perspective of the Six Sigma Methodology
But no matter how experienced or how much Six Sigma expertise a project leader or manager has, valuable lessons can be learned by listening to employees tell what they expected of Six Sigma, what actually occurred, and why things did or did not work. By Mary Ruff , iSixSigma Contributing Writer Those who lead Six Sigma improvement projects often are in a teaching position, instructing employees who participate on project teams but have no experience with the methodology. Obviously, the inexperienced employees learn as they work on a project. But what is not as obvious is that the leaders also learn - no matter how much Six Sigma ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Body of Knowledge - ASQ
The topics in this Body of Knowledge include additional detail in the form of subtext explanations and the cognitive level at which the questions will be written. This information will provide useful guidance for both the Examination Development Committee and the candidates preparing to take the exam. The subtext is not intended to limit the subject matter or be all-inclusive of what might be covered in an exam. It is meant to clarify the type of content to be included in the exam. The descriptor in parentheses at the end of each entry refers to the maximum ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Kano Model: Recent Developments
The Kano Model is one of the most widely know concepts in American QFD. ..... Quality, Software Engineering, Project Management, Six Sigma, and Theory of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
BAMA COMPANIES Table of Contents and Figures List
Kano Model of Need Classifies the customer's root wants into one of three needs: basic, .... Bama's focus on productivity through Six Sigma has help- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Relationships Between CMMI and Six Sigma
dimensions, Six Sigma can serve as both an enterprise governance model and a tactical .... Kano Model. Voice of the. Customer. Voice of the. Business ...
How can we integrate Six Sigma methodology together best pratices ...
I have done it for GE in France for one of their sub and it works pretty well. Let me know if you have any specific questions: - We lay down all the PMBOK processes for initiation, planning, execution/control and closure - We matched against the organization maturity which processes to keep, remove or create - We took all deliverables from each type of projects DMAIC, DFSS plans and created for each detail process systems which included inputs, ,outputs people tool and technic - Then we were able to add Six Sigma quantitative measurement to allways improve the quality of the project management process and each process groups ...
Quality function deployment at AllExperts
focus on the critical characteristics of a new or existing product or service from the separate viewpoints of the customer market segments , company, or technology-development needs. The results of the technique yield transparent and visible graphs and matrices that can be reused for future product/service developments. QFD transforms customer needs (the voice of the customer [VOC]) into engineering characteristics of a product or service, prioritizing each product/service characteristic while simultaneously setting development targets for product or service development. An allied technique, called Pugh Concept Selection can ...