Is GE a Six Sigma organisation?
- January 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm #51675
Can anyone tell me whether GE met it’s target of achieving Six Sigma? Before it kicked off it’s program apparently it was running at 3/4 sigma. Cost benefit estimated benefits of 7-10 Billion USD if it reached 6 Sigma. How does a company rate it’s overall sigma level? Does GE now consider itself a SS organisation (in the metric sense not the business philosophy sense)0January 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm #179720
From working at GE Money no it’s not a Six Sigma company in most cases they aimed high if they tried for 3.
From a philosophy point of view they were also moving away from six sigma in dismantling the quality structures e.g QL, MBB, BB etc and pushing Lean as a quick fix solution but with no measures in place to see what they were doing to quality, speed etc.0January 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm #179721
Interesting…that’s what I thought regarding the Sigma level. Knowing MBBs working in individual GE businesses they would say pretty much the same but I’m wondering whether there are some sky high level metrics that measure the organisation as a whole. I’m trying to understand how Welch considered GE to be a 3/4 sigma organisation back in 1995 when he kicked the whole thing off…..anyway, many thanks for your response. I think it’s interesting how you seem to be moving to a more Lean approach.0
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