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A NEW VISION FOR THE MANGO INDUSTRY : Six Sigma Specializations – Tailoring a Six Sigma Program to Your Industry

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When Six Sigma first hit the scene, it was a one size fits all solution. 

At its core, the principles of the Six Sigma really can reverberate across all industries. 

The idea of applying a standard deviation from the mean to evaluate the level of customer service you are providing works for everyone. 

Judging the deviation of a product or a process gives you an idea of how well that product or process is working. 

By adopting guidelines that demand near flawless performance, you can rest assured that the products are you providing for your customers are almost guaranteed to be perfect and the procedures you are using behind the scenes to run your business are as effective as they can be.

These principles may have wide reverberations throughout business in general, but it is the application of Six Sigma techniques that can differ from industry to industry. 

After all, can a system for evaluating an industry whose main focus is product production be equally effective at evaluating an industry that deals mainly in providing a service? 

Further, can an evaluation system for a warehouse have the same effectiveness at evaluating practices at a health care company?

In recent times, companies have decided that the answer to the questions above is a resounding “no.”

In turn, there has been a push to develop Six Sigma training programs that are geared toward specific industries and even specific company sizes. 

There are a few different ways business owners can approach these specific Six Sigma training and certification programs.

First, companies can work with general Six Sigma certification instructors to tailor a program specifically for their workplace. 

This can be as simple as providing demonstrations of Six Sigma tools being used to evaluate industry specific procedures to developing new tools that are specific to the company.

The next option is to hire a Six Sigma certification trainer who specializes in the appropriate industry.

 More and more people seeking Six Sigma Certification are specializing in Six Sigma techniques for, say, financial services industry or education industries. 

These teachers understand the Six Sigma practices and they understand the best applications of these practices within the industry they know best.

Last but not least, companies can consider online Six Sigma training for their employees. 

Specialized Six Sigma training may just be most widely available in the form of online courses, and companies can even devise their own Six Sigma course that is best suited for their business from a variety of online tools.

It has been proven that Six Sigma training can be extremely effective in making a business more efficient in the long term. 

To get the maximum benefit out of Six Sigma training, however, consider using a program that is tailor made to address the specifics of your industry.

By Lauren Allford

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