July Roundup 2022

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Published on 8 August 2022 at 13:29

by Reka Toth

July Roundup 2022

Improvement Methods

Last month we started a new series of blog articles in which we introduce the most important improvement methodologies across all industries. Methodologies that can help you and your team to evaluate the current processes in your organisation, reduce inefficiencies and increase productivity and the quality of your product or service offered.


This month we took a closer look at the Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM) and Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) methodologies.  You can find out more about their principles and tools, their advantages and how you can use them in your organisation.



Six Sigma


Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a problem solving approach which is used to describe an ‘expected level of design margin and product quality.’ It focuses on reducing variance and eliminating defects and at its heart is the belief that in order to improve processes, you should involve people who are already doing the job. Read more. 
Total Quality Management


Total Quality Management

With a strong focus on producing quality products and services in order to fulfil customer needs, TQM is an effective system which makes the customer the heart and focus of the process and can enable genuine customer satisfaction. Read more. 
Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)


Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)

Find out more about Kaizen as the basis of Lean methodology, and its core focus on using quick cycles of learning – such as the PDSA (Plan, Do, Study Act) cycle. Explore the various principles and techniques involved in this continuous improvement methodology. Read more. 
Bill Smith


Bill Smith: The Motorola Engineer who invented Six Sigma

Learn more about Bill Smith, known as the ‘father of Six Sigma’. Find out more about his theories and how - having spent 35 years in quality assurance and engineering – he went on to inventing the Six Sigma method while at Motorola, a method used today in Quality Improvement. Read more. 

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