Since 2001 Linetec has used the Six Sigma philosophy to drive its Continuous Improvement and quality initiative.
The goal of Six Sigma is to improve a process by making it better and decreasing the process variation, attempting to improve both effectiveness and efficiency at the same time. Linetec utilizes Six Sigma not only on the production floor, but in all departments throughout the company.
Six Sigma as a philosophy creates a heightened awareness of the need for on-going and everlasting quality improvement efforts. Six Sigma as a process will provide employees with the tools and skills they need to embrace the Six Sigma philosophy. By striving to achieve a Six Sigma level of quality, companies can reduce scrap, rework, inspection, and customer dissatisfaction.
At Linetec, all personnel from the supervisor level through the executive team are required to attend training and achieve "green belt" status. As a green belt, individuals have the appropriate training and knowledge of the tools necessary to lead a team on a Six Sigma project. Numerous associates have gone on to achieve black belt status including three that are certified black belts. As black belts these individuals represent the pinnacle of Six Sigma training.