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What is Six Sigma

Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technology
It is a statistical data-based methodology for improvement of the process.
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Hatchery Unit and Six Sigma Methodology
Asawaree Anand Hable (MAEER's Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, India), Jaydip Rokade (Central Avian Research Institute, India), Monika M. (Central Avian Research Institute, India), and Gopi M. (Central Avian Research Institute, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3473-1.ch048
Six Sigma (6σ) is a process improvement methodology and can help in the betterment of the poultry industry. The steps are defined, measure, analyze, improve, and verify. It offers benefits like defect reduction and increased productivity. The new hypothesis is analyzed and improvements are tested and verified. Poultry is the most organized sector in animal agriculture in India, worth Euro 14,500 million. Poultry still has challenges and opportunities for improvement in productivity and quality standards. Six sigma can be applied to the poultry industry for continuous improvement and more economical benefits. The applications of 6σ to hatchery step in poultry may provide quality, uniformity, cost-effective process, minimum error, more customer satisfaction. The benefits offered are a reduction in egg damages, maintenance of egg quality, improvement in hatchability, improvement in hygiene, minimize microbial load and other inventories, improvement in capabilities and discipline of an employee, avoidance of backtracking. Six sigma applications to poultry industry need to be emphasized.
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