Efficiency, productivity, and costs generally top the list of desires of leadership to improve upon implementation of Six Sigma to improve quality. Productivity may prove difficult to manage for extremely large companies with locations in remote regions or within different cultures. Six Sigma helps them to determine the root causes of low productivity which may lie in insufficient training or inadequate processes. Six Sigma helps to reduce costs by preventing development of defective products and by reducing reworking defective products. Rework is the major contributor to cost overruns. Six Sigma has significant impact in manufacturing and business environments to identify waste an untapped creativity. This is typically in the form of a reduction in eliminating excessive work processes, overproduction, and replacement of systems which cannot meet the requirements. Six Sigma can also be used to improve the quality of employee satisfaction by elimination of frustrating processes, rework, and lost efficiency.
Finally, one of the most important quality aspects that Six Sigma can provide a company, is to increase their competitive edge. This competitive edge comes in the refinement of processes a reduction in variables to provide the customer their needs. Six Sigma provides the standardization needed to enhance performance and improve consistency for customer satisfaction.