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Six Sigma Basics and Their Relevance to Supply Chain Management

What’s all the buzz about Six Sigma?  How does it relate to supply chain management?  If you’ve looked at the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) lately or prepared for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, you should have noticed that there are references to Sigma values, probability, Design of Experiments and defects among others.  These terms are coming from the Six Sigma methodology.  Supply Chain Management utilizes several project management techniques as well as quality measurements, defect management and a focus on customer satisfaction.  If you’ve read about Six Sigma, you’ll hear terms that relate to measurements, quality, customers, defects and process – all terms used in Supply Chain Management.

This session will familiarize you with the terminology and principles of Six Sigma and provide insight into how they are related to and can be utilized in Supply Chain Management.  Yes, there is a strong relationship and it is a positive one – these methodologies have a lot in common!