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A System for Making Probability-Based Estimates of 6 Sigma Project Savings
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 08, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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Managers and Continuous Improvement Champions frequently use dollar savings resulting from continuous improvement projects as justification for making full-time allocation of Six Sigma personnel, project experimentation costs, and manufacturing interruptions caused by improvement efforts. Improvement projects which are aimed at avoiding failures carry great, but tacit, savings. When used to justify continuous improvement project costs, these savings are frequently challenged, labeled as “soft,” and ignored while performing Return on Investment (ROI) computations. This paper describes and demonstrates a system for making probabilistic estimates of problem avoidance savings. A calculation spreadsheet and the author's experiences using this procedure in a global product development organization are related.
CitationFrimenko, J., "A System for Making Probability-Based Estimates of 6 Sigma Project Savings," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1754, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-1754.
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