How to Implement DMAIC According to Lean Six Sigma in 5 Steps.

How to Implement DMAIC as per lean six sigma


In this article, you will learn how to implement DMAIC as per lean six sigma and lean manufacturing.

DMAIC Approach

DMAIC (an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) refers to a data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing, and stabilizing business processes and designs. The DMAIC improvement cycle is the core tool used to drive Six Sigma projects.

How to Implement DMAIC Process in 5 Steps.

  1. Define the problem, improvement activity, opportunity for improvement, the project goals, and customer (internal and external) requirements. Define what problem would you like to fix. Describe a Project Charter, plots a high-level map of the process. Dialog with the users and begin their journey of building their process knowledge.
  2. Measure process performance. Describe how does the process currently performs. Define what is the magnitude of the problem. Establish the critical measurement throughout the life of the project since it provides key indicators of process health to where process issues are happening. Collects data of the lead time of the process or the quality of what customers are receiving from the process. Defines the measures and determines the current performance or the baseline of the process.
  3. Analyze the process to determine the root causes of variation and poor performance (defects). Determine what is causing the problem. Develop and confirm theories about what’s causing the issue you are trying to fix.
  4. Improve process performance by addressing and eliminating the root causes.  Establish how to fix the root causes of the problem. Once it is defined what’s causing the problem, implement plans to resolve the root cause(s). Refines the countermeasure ideas, pilots process changes, implements solutions, and lastly, collects data to confirm there is measurable improvement.
  5. Control the improved process and future process performance.  Define how to sustain improvement. Describe how to maintain the gains and make it easy to update best practices. Develop a monitoring plan to track the success of the updated process and crafts a response plan. Continue monitoring and updating the obtained results.

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