Six Sigma uses statistical analysis to eliminate variation between what Wyle delivers and what the customer expects (therefore reduces time spent on rework). Wyle's Six Sigma process is in complete alignment with a traditional Six Sigma methodology which is a disciplined, data-driven approach for eliminating defects in processes ranging from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service. Versatile Six Sigma’s methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction.
In order to reduce or remove variation you must identify and then understand what causes it. The primary model used to accomplish this is the DMAIC or Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control process:
- Define the goals of the improvement activity
- Measure the existing system
- Analyze the system to identify ways to eliminate the gap between the current and desired performance
- Improve the system and
- Control the new system
Six Sigma equates to 99.9997 per cent or 3.4 defects per million opportunities for each product or transaction and provides your organization with the tools to improve the capability of your business processes. Variation in product quality leads to scrap and/or rework and both are significant contributors to manufacturing overhead costs, delays and product that does not meet customer requirements or expectations. By implementing a Versatile Six Sigma program organizations can begin to reduce variances and see improvements in product and process quality and the savings that result from a job well done.
Versatile Asset Management System (VAMS) -- An analytical process used to identify the most effective and efficient application of asset management tools - Lean, Theory of Constraints, Six Sigma and Reliability Centered Maintenance, for transitioning from a current state of operation to a defined future state. VAMS begins with the development of a Value Stream Map (VSM) which shows the flow through the process with specific metrics such as availability, quality and capacity identified for each step along the way. The VSM is followed with a process mapping exercise where operators and maintainers are queried to find out what is really going on at the operator level. Once the process is diagrammed and mapped, a process level failure modes and effects analysis and root-cause analysis is developed which forms the foundation of the VAMS analysis. Each tool is reviewed and applied to each failure mode that will best resolve the identified failure.
With Versatile Asset Management System (VAMS), Wyle teams with your professionals to demolish your most challenging performance barriers. The result is a comprehensive plan of action for the integration and application of industry’s best asset management tools required to effectively improve overall asset utilization.