At E4D Technologies, we work hard to deliver exceptional quality in everything we do. One of our core values is that we are “Averse to the Status Quo”. This drives us on a continuous improvement journey throughout the whole organization. Two of the tools in our continuous improvement toolbox are: Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing. Here are the reasons why Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing are so significant to our processes at E4D:
What Is a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification?
The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is one of the most comprehensive certifications in our industry. Any person who can rise to the challenge to complete this certification is certified in the Six Sigma philosophies and principles, and they’re a master of using the DMAIC process to reduce variability while leading and supporting the Six Sigma team. We have one Certified Black Belt on our team, but the principles of Six Sigma are taught to our entire engineering team. These principles keep us focused on continuously improving the reliability and quality of our products and processes.
What is the Significance of Lean Manufacturing?
Lean Manufacturing is similar to the principles of Six Sigma in some ways, but completely dissimilar in others. The concept of lean manufacturing is based on eliminating waste while maximizing customer value. In following the guidelines of Lean Manufacturing, we look at the 8 wastes and continually look for ways to add value and eliminate waste.
The Differences Between Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
As a leader in advanced technology used for manufacturing, we believe that every great system serves an important role in the workplace. Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma may sound similar at first, but the differences are important to understand. Lean manufacturing is a process for reducing waste in the workplace, while Six Sigma works to reduce variations. Both present tools that help make the design and manufacturing process more effective.
We are huge proponents of both Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. We work hard to deliver a manufacturing experience that puts our clients, and their products, first. To find out more about how we can help manufacture your products with future technology innovations and processes, contact our team today.
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