Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ISO standards on Six Sigma

A selection of ISO standards on Six Sigma. Here is a list of already published standards:
  •  ISO 13053-1:2011 Quantitative methods in process improvement -- Six Sigma -- Part 1: DMAIC methodology
  •  ISO 13053-2:2011 Quantitative methods in process improvement -- Six Sigma -- Part 2: Tools and techniques
and standards under development:
  •  ISO/DIS 17258 Statistical methods -- Six Sigma -- Benchmarking for Six Sigma
  •  ISO/WD 18404 Competencies for key personnel in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

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