It's often considered yet another trend - a quality management effort - with lots of number crunching and financial considerations involved.
Six Sigma is typically thought about to be simply another quality management system just like TQM. However, both these systems are different. Six Sigma groups build up plans and actions that ensure the involvement of everybody, from leading management to process owners and operators. The top-level participation of all is needed, as the focus is on attaining outcomes.
This is a myth that exists that just huge companies like Motorola, Samsung,... [...]