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Color and Shape Matching Practical
Round One
The class project was designed to help us have practical experience of the six sigma techniques
in improving business operations. The six sigma process follows a defined sequence that enables
any organization to identify specific value targets and make appropriate changes. In our class
project, the professor gave us stickers that were of color green, pink, orange, and yellow. She
also gave us a paper that had shapes with letters P, G, O, and Y. These letters symbolized color
pink, green, orange, and yellow respectively. The class activity was simply to match the stickers
with their appropriate symbols.
In this activity, the professors did not issue us with guidelines on how we were to carry
out the task. As a result, we simply stuck the stickers to the shapes that were thought were the
most appropriate. Unfortunately, our group’s strategy was inappropriate in enabling us to place
our stickers correctly. In particular, we were disorganized, and the members were not assigned
specific duties. Additionally, we had not established a strategy on how this work would be done.
This mix-up and lack of order resulted in us the group being inefficient in its work. In the first
round, 4 stickers became defective, 25 stickers were work in progress, and we had not
successfully placed any sticker by the time of evaluation.
From this round, we were able to learn to learn the main causes of our problem. In
particular, we observed that we could use the six sigma model to make an appropriate strategy.

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In this case, we would first define the problem, measure the challenge, analyze the current
strategy, improve on the method being used, and enhance the new control measures. Overall, we
learned that the inability to organize the team when placing the stickers was the primary cause of
our failure.
Round Two
In our second round, we improved our performance and managed to match all the shapes with
the stickers that had the appropriate color. To ensure that we followed all the procedures
necessary to match the stickers correctly, we had appointed a supervisor. This individual had a
duty of providing that the group matched the labels to the correct shape. Despite the
improvements on how we conducted our activities, we still got a bad score. We had 3 defects, 4
work in progress stickers, and only 9 completed labels. We were concerned about this score, and
we requested for guidance from the professor. Her advice was enlightening since it made us
realize that we should have matched each sticker with a shape that had the appropriate color
code. Additionally, were learned that the labels should fit perfectly into the provided shapes.
From our analysis, we realized that we were on the right track. However, we needed to
improve our quality control process by inspecting the process of placing stickers. To ensure that
we improved our process, we added another supervisor. We also agreed that the labels would be
set by the individuals who were the most precise in this task. This method was an improvement
from the previous method of just inspecting the process of setting stickers.
Round Three
In the third round, the team significantly improved its score. In this round, the group only had
three defects. It had no work in progress, and eleven stickers were completed. The improvement
of the group’s performance was because we had two inspectors who ensured that all the stickers

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Surname 1 Surname Tutor Course Date Color and Shape Matching Practical Round One The class project was designed to help us have practical experience of the six sigma techniques in improving business operations. The six sigma process follows a defined sequence that enables any organization to identify specific value targets and make appropriate changes. In our class project, the professor gave us stickers that were of color green, pink, orange, and yellow. She also gave us a paper that had shapes with letters P, G, O, and Y. These letters symbolized color pink, green, orange, and yellow respectively. The class activity was simply to match the stickers with their appropriate symbols. In this activity, the professors did not issue us with guidelines on how we were to carry out the task. As a result, we simply stuck the stickers to the shapes that were thought were the most appropriate. Unfo ...
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