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Six Sigma - Defect Metrics
Before we go ahead, let us define two terms:
A Six Sigma defect is defined as anything outside of customer specifications.
A Six Sigma opportunity is the total quantity of chances for a defect.
This chapter provides a list formulae normally used to measure different metrics related to Six Sigma defects.
Defects Per Unit - DPU
Total Number of Defects DPU = ------------------------ Total number of Product Units
The probability of getting 'r' defects in a sample having a given DPU rate can be predicted with the Poisson Distribution.
Total Opportunities - TO
TO = Total number of Product Units x Opportunities
Defects Per Opportunity - DPO
Total Number of Defects DPO = ------------------------ Total Opportunity
Defects Per Million Opportunities - DPMO
DPMO = DPO x 1,000,000
Defects Per Million Opportunities or DPMO can be then converted to sigma values using Yield to Sigma Conversion Table given in Six Sigma - Measure Phase.
According to the conversion table −
6 Sigma = 3.4 DPMO
How to find your Sigma Level
- Clearly define the customer's explicit requirements.
- Count the number of defects that occur.
- Determine the yield-percentage of items without defects.
- Use the conversion chart to determine DPMO and Sigma Level.
Simplified Sigma Conversion Table
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