Six Sigma Fmea Template

The term “six sigma” comes from statistics and is used in statistical quality control, which evaluates process capability. Originally, it referred to the ability of manufacturing processes to produce a very high proportion of output within specification. Processes that operate with “six sigma quality” over the short term are assumed to produce long-term defect levels below 3. 4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). The 3. 4 dpmo is based on a “shift” of +/- 1. 5 sigma created by the psychologist Dr Mikel Harry. He created this figure based on the tolerance in the height of a stack of discs. Six Sigma’s implicit goal is to improve all processes, but not to the 3. 4 DPMO level necessarily. Organizations need to determine an appropriate sigma level for each of their most important processes and strive to achieve these. As a result of this goal, it is incumbent on management of the organization to prioritize areas of improvement.