Compliance and continuous improvement are two different disciplines that are rarely brought into the same conversation -- yet, they can and should sync up in order to hone in on a common audience: the executive level. Solutions are no longer measured by their ability to enable compliance. Having an eye toward continuous improvement and linking your Six Sigma program with quality/compliance systems will ensure visibility of your initiatives.
As a process-improvement methodology, Six Sigma has been employed across a variety of industry verticals. Originally, it was implemented within the engineering and manufacturing sectors, but today, its reach has expanded to include heavily-regulated spheres such as pharmaceuticals, medical device and the food and beverage industry.