Six sigma for quality management


This module covers the relevant Six Sigma tools and their application to Practitioners of Quality Management (Quality Technicians, Quality Engineers, and Quality Managers etc). It will connect the use of Six Sigma tools and techniques with traditional Quality Management tools, for example, the use of DMAIC or the Structured Problem Process in the CAPA process. It will give the student statistical tools that are required for data analysis and problem solving. It also describes how Six Sigma and Quality Management both strive for Continuous Improvement.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the role of Six Sigma as part of an organization's quality management system

  2. Perform various analyses such as DMAIC and Structured Problem Solving.

  3. Identify and apply relevant quality tools to manufacturing issues, such tools to include cycle time reduction, risk analysis, kaizen and waste elimination.

  4. Apply probablitity and statistical rules and concepts.

  5. Develop plans for continuous improvement

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%