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Final year students of DSBA were trained in Six Sigma Approach by Mr. Sundara Rajulu and Mr Shekhar Chowdhury on 5th August ’16 in the Seminar Hall.

Mr. Sundara Rajulu holds B Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT, Warangal. He is the founder and Director of Operational Excellence Management Consultants. He has over 30 years of diversified Manufacturing /Supply chain experience as an Industry practitioner, project sponsor, certified 6 Sigma Black Belt and Green belt in DMAIC and  DFSS from Caterpillar University, USA.He is an accomplished thought leader,trainer,coach , mentor, facilitator for lean 6 Sigma Training and quality excellence programs .

Mr Shekhar Chowdhury holds B Tech from NIT, Calicut, MTech from Indian Statistical Institute AND executive General Management from IIM, Bangalore. He is the Co-founder and Director Operational Excellence Management Consultant. He has over 24 years of experience in SCM, operations and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Lean Implementer from Lean Management Institute of India affiliated TO Lean global Network USA.

Six Sigma - A highly disciplined process that enables organizations deliver nearly perfect products and services. The figure of six arrived statistically from current average maturity of most business enterprises. It was developed by Motorola in 1986.  Sir Bill Smith, “the Father of six sigma” introduced this quality improvement Methodology to Motorola.  Six Sigma is now an enormous 'brand' in the world of corporate development. Six Sigma is not:

  • A standard
  • A certification
  • Another metric like percentage

•It is a Quality Philosophy and the way of improving performance by knowing where you are and where you could be.

After defining, the trainers spoke on the characteristics of six sigma and how the customer focus is fundamental to the Six Sigma approach. They elaborated on the objectives and explained how a company implementing Six Sigma principles has to look to reduce costs wherever it possibly can--without reducing on quality. Then the students were told the levels of Six Sigma and the two project methodologies – DMAIC & DMADV. DMAIC is used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process whereas DMADV is used for projects aimed at creating new product or process designs. The DMAIC project methodology has five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control. They also spoke at length on how Six Sigma improve performance by removing waste-by spelling TIM WOODS[Transport,Inventory,Motion,Waiting,Over Production, Over Processing, Defects and Skills.]

The informative training helped the students understand the inherent ability of Six Sigma to produce the desired results and how this has increased its importance in today’s business world. In fact, Six Sigma is certainly calling the shots across all types of industries worldwide.