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03 October 2018

Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait Operations Development Head Dr. Saud Al Majidi gave a presentation on introduction to Six Sigma at the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).

The lecture was part of GPIC’s keenness to keep abreast of the latest developments and strategic methods necessary to develop working mechanisms.

In a statement, Company President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery thanked Dr. Al Majidi for the presentation. He said the lecture, which was attended by supervisors and administrators from all Departments was the direct result of the rapid development and GPIC’s desire to maintain the high standard of its modern systems. It also aimed at training the staff to deal with such modern systems and apply the latest methods and strategies to achieve the Company's goals and vision.

Dr. Al Majidi thanked GPIC for inviting him to present this lecture, which focussed on the implementation of Sigma 6 and to shed light on its working. He described it as one of the best modern methods that lead to amazing improvement in the quality of services, products and processes.

The lecture included a full explanation of how the Sigma 6 methodology was applied. Dr. Al Majidi explained that its implementation goes through five sequential steps - definition, measurement, analysis, improvement and control.

The first step, he said, is to identify the problem, in addition to looking at flaws and errors and expressing them in a precise and quantitative manner. He said he works to focus on errors and defects from the point of view of the client.

The second step is to measure and identify core measures of efficiency and effectiveness, and collect data while focussing on facts and figures that contribute to identifying the causes of the problem.

In the third step, the team can identify the causes of the problem that need to be developed by analysing the data collected in the previous step. The fourth step looks at improving on a wide range of activities that contribute to better performance, while the fifth step looks at the use of statistical and scientific tools properly.

Dr. Al Majidi spoke applauded the steps taken to ensure the success of the lecture and praised the participants who interacted frequently with him and asked relevant and pertinent questions.

He said his Company was ready to continue to provide its expertise in the implementation of this Sigma 6 to assist GPIC during the stages of its implementation. He thanked Dr. Jawahery for his keenness to improve employees’ performance and provide the best administrative systems.

The Sigma 6 system is based mainly on the analysis of data and aggregated statistics to identify defects in the procedures or products, in order to work to address them permanently. It also looks at reducing the percentage of errors to zero whenever possible.