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Six Sigma Project Selection Criteria – An Objective Method for Identifying Key Six Sigma Business Improvement Projects Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010092D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-18

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Teri Savage Dipti Gupta


Current industry information related to the identification and selection of Six Sigma Business Improvement projects is vague and lacks a statistical foundation to adequately select and prioritize significant projects. The Global Telecom Solutions Sector (GTSS) Supply Chain Quality group developed a project selection criteria matrix that makes the identification, selection and prioritization of Six Sigma projects more objective and easier to validate. By adopting this matrix, key management driven (top-down) Six Sigma projects have been identified and approved by the senior management team. Initially, the return on investment for approved projects is estimated to exceed $5MM in annualized savings within the GTSS Supply Chain.