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Spurred by its guiding motto “Do the right things effectively rather than the wrong things efficiently”, SECORA has developed its own bespoke methodologies to accelerate operational distinction through process streamlining and optimization, Lean and CIP implementations, project and launch management, organizational transformation, restructuring and sustainability, and supply chain development.

Amongst its best-in-class proprietary assets includes its flagship SCIM (SECORA Continuous Improvement Methodology), which helps hone processes and resolve product variation to achieve zero defect.

With roots in Kaizen (literally, ‘improvement’) — a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement — and Six Sigma, a set of techniques and tools for process improvement that was developed in 1986 by American engineers Bill Smith and Bob Galvin while working at Motorola, SCIM elevates your business products and services to peak levels of quality performance.

A statistical-based, data-driven approach and continuous improvement methodology for eliminating defects in any product, process or service, Six Sigma can also be thought of as a measure of process performance, with Six Sigma being the ultimate goal, based on defects per million.

The idea behind Six Sigma is to improve quality to the point where the number of defects are statistically insignificant. Jack Welch made it central to his business strategy at General Electric in 1995.

Building on these two process improvement approaches, SECORA’s SCIM methodology uses a six-phase proprietary technique refined over hundreds of projects to:

• Reduce product variation and waste
• Improve customer satisfaction
• Decrease production costs
• Optimize quality

Just one in a bouquet of world-class SECORA solutions, SCIM works equally well for both small, incremental changes and deep root cause analysis, for widely different processes across all sectors.

Kaizen and 6 Sigma

Founded in 2001, SECORA is a global consulting company that helps organizations of 50 to 80 000 employees across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia optimize their efficiency through process streamlining, effective strategy, risk reduction and quality advancement initiatives.

Using SCIM and other tools, we break complex issues down into manageable, solvable, and sustainable solutions, to give your company the focus and direction it needs to prosper in today’s economy.

To find out how SECORA can further help you improve processes, reduce waste, and increase market share, check out our offering at SECORA.