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Defects in the Six Sigma Process

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In Six Sigma, a defect is a:

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1. The goal of Six Sigma is to reduce the number of defects to fewer than ____ in ____.

2. The number of defective items divided by the number of units inspected is called defects per ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Defects can be a variety of different things, but Six Sigma aims to reduce them overall. This quiz and worksheet will test you on different aspects of Six Sigma, including how to find the acceptable number of defects and how a product's complexity affects the number of defects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • How Six Sigma defines a defect
  • What number Six Sigma aims to reduce defects to
  • The term for the number of defective items divided by the number of units inspected
  • A phrase for the number of defects in a unit divided by the number of chances for defects
  • What practice doesn't take into account the complexity of a system or product

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to check your understanding of Six Sigma's approach to product defects
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Six Sigma
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to compare the defects in a unit to its complexity

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge of Six Sigma by reviewing the lesson called Defects in the Six Sigma Process. This lesson covers the following:

  • The purpose of Six Sigma
  • How to calculate the number of defects in a unit
  • Why just knowing the number of defects per unit might not be an effective measurement
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