Six Sigma is generally known as a method to improve quality of processes and business culture. It provides tools and roadmap to achieve business benefit. Present article gives a basic understanding and implementation sectors in oil & gas industries.

By : Wisnu Sri Bandono and Sadono

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Six Sigma is generally known as a method to improve quality of processes and business culture. It provides tools and roadmap to achieve business benefit. Present article gives a basic understanding and implementation sectors in oil & gas industries.
Keywords: Six Sigma, quality of process, business

1. Definition

Six Sigma has been known as a process of continuous improvement method since 1980s. This method came in after a series of process improvement methods or systems such as Statistical Process Control, Total Quality Management, Malcolm Baldrige, Quality circles, Kaizen, Juran etc. The latest development of Six Sigma is the combination of Six Sigma with Lean Concept, or known as Lean Six Sigma or Lean Sigma. This latest development methodology improves business process.

Six Sigma is a data driven methodology, which aims to improve business and management processes by focusing on eliminating defects, faults, waste, rework, and improving business culture, as final impact for increasing business profitability.
Sigma is a Greek letter used to designate standard deviation. It is a measurement used to define how good or bad a process performance is. Reduce process variation methodology has also been spread out to other industries; from healthcare, aerospace, finance, transactional service to oil and gas.

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