Six Sigma

    Sustaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement at Woodward

    Quality products are a baseline requirement for suppliers in the industry. The Woodward reputation for dependability is a strong trait that drives our ongoing improvement efforts. And it's why we have adapted Six Sigma as a methodology, a mindset, and a way of doing business. In applying Six Sigma, we are addressing customer expectations for quality, on-time delivery, and cost.

    To complement the statistical methodology of Six Sigma, Woodward follows the principles of Lean and Kaizen, which yield efficient processes through the elimination of waste and improved utilization of resources. These efficiency improvements combine to continually reduce lead times, turnaround times, and work-in-process, while improving on-time delivery, responsiveness, and cost in all aspects of our business.