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    Clowers
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    What are similarities between QS9000 and six-sigma?
    Thanks,
    Kathy

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    #96588

    DaveG
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    They both have “S”s.
    9000 / 6 = 1500 = 1000*1.5, so companies that recognized the 1.5 Sigma shift are 1000 times more likely to certify to QS-9000.
    Contrasts:
    Six Sigma can delight your Customers and save you lots of money.
    QS-9000 is, in theory, a superior QMS, except it perpetuates the hugely destructive delegation of supply chain management to parasitic registrars who must take all rigor out of their zero defect oversight to remain competitive;  and assumes that ISO 9000 registration is an indicator of supplier competence.

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    #96589

    Ang
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    QS9000 is a set of procedures, work instrucions etc that describes your operation. These are auditable to confirm that the business is following it’s documented procedures and work instructions.
     
    QS9000 is, in effect, the How To of running the operation of the business.
    Six Sigma, on the other hand, is all about process improvement. Measurements and process control are it’s realm.
    You can have QS9000 without Six Sigma just as you can have Six Sigma without QS9000. I would, however, argue that they are complimentary and both parts of a holistic approach to veing a Quality Company.
     

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    Tim
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    While the two are certainly complimentary, there is more of a relationship between Six Sigma and TS16949 – the next generation of QS-9000.
    TS calls for process improvement — Six Sigma delivers.

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