Glossary Term: Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach and quality measure for eliminating product defects in manufacturing. It is one method of preparing and controlling the compliance of processes and products with quality standards. A six sigma process guarantees that production is defect-free 99.999966% of the time.

Six Sigma seeks to increase quality control by addressing issues within the manufacturing process that cause defects. By using empirical data and statistical models Six Sigma methods can produce a better and more robust manufacturing process.

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