SIRIM Fraunhofer Consulting Grant Programme

SIRIM-Fraunhofer programme is collaboration between SIRIM and Fraunhofer Institute of Germany established in 2015 to enhance productivity of SMEs in manufacturing sector. Previous success with German’s SMEs through technological innovation prompted SIRIM to adapt its methods and implement them to increase the usage of technology and innovation in Malaysia’s SME. For its implementation, SIRIM has Read more about SIRIM Fraunhofer Consulting Grant Programme[…]

Benefits and Challenges of Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry

According to the American Hospital Association’s Trendwatch, hospitals in America averaged operating margins between 2 and 7 percent between 1993 and 2015. Total margins for the same time period were between 4 and 8 percent(1). With fairly small profit margins, hospitals and healthcare organizations have to keep tight reins on processes and costs. But costs Read more about Benefits and Challenges of Six Sigma in Healthcare Industry[…]

Normality Test Using Microsoft Excel

In our previous post, we have discussed what is normal distribution and how to visually identify the normal distribution. However, deeper analysis is require to validate the normality of the data since it is affecting our analysis method. Most us are relying to our advance statistical software such as Minitab, SigmaXL, JMP and many more Read more about Normality Test Using Microsoft Excel[…]

What is Normal Distribution?

Normal distribution, also called Gaussian distribution, is probably the most important distribution related to continuous data from a statistical analysis standpoint. It is sometimes called the “bell curve,” although the tonal qualities of such a bell would be less than pleasing. A normal, or Gaussian, distribution is depicted below. Normal data is shaped symmetrically surrounding Read more about What is Normal Distribution?[…]

Six Sigma Team : Types of Members and Tips for Selection

Team is the most essential element to ensure the Six Sigma projects are progressing well. On the previous post, we have discussed on the roles and responsible in Six Sigma team and in this post we will discuss more on the Six Sigma Team Member : Types and Tips for Selection. When putting teams together, Read more about Six Sigma Team : Types of Members and Tips for Selection[…]

Recognition Program for High Productivity Enterprise (HPE) using Local Talent

Recognition Program for High Productivity Enterprise using Local Talent or known as HPE is the recognition for high productivity enterprises operating in Malaysia and using local talent organised by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) through Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC). This recognition was organised as a result of decision made by the National Productivity Read more about Recognition Program for High Productivity Enterprise (HPE) using Local Talent[…]

Defining Improvement Baseline Using Run Chart

One of the major deliverables coming out of define and measure phases is the baseline metric. How is the process performing now, and what measurement will the team use to compare current performance to post-improvement performance? Baseline metrics are numbers, but most teams find that presenting the metric graphically resonates best with business resources and Read more about Defining Improvement Baseline Using Run Chart[…]

Cost of Quality

Quality Cost Part II : Cost of Quality

The cost of quality, or CoQ, includes the cost of poor quality and the cost of good quality. In addition to internal and external failure costs, cost of quality includes prevention and appraisal costs. Prevention and appraisal costs are often referred to as the costs of conformity – they are the expenses related to ensuring Read more about Quality Cost Part II : Cost of Quality[…]

Cost of poor quality

Quality Cost Part I : Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ)

Lean Six Sigma teams must always be aware that quality comes at a cost. When talking about quality costs, many organizations consider what is known as the cost of poor quality, or CoPQ. The cost of poor quality is defined as the costs or expenses associated with defects created by a process. Quality has a Read more about Quality Cost Part I : Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ)[…]