A Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) is a code to help to fulfill the requirements in Annex VIII to the CLP and it is submitted with all the required information about a chemical product in a database for National Poison Centers. The UFI is clearly printed on the product label.
For new mixtures not on the market, the UFI obligations need to be adhered to according to the use type of the mixture: • from 1 Jan 2020/2021/2024 for consumer, professional, or industrial use respectively.
For mixtures already notified - transition period ends 1 Jan 2025 (unless change made).
A Six Sigma process is one in which 99.999667% of the products being manufactured are expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million).
Estimates place the quality levels of key processes in successful businesses today within the three - four sigma range. But an entire world operating at a four sigma level would incur:
At least 20,000 wrong drug prescriptions dispensed per year
2 short or long landings at an airport per day (200 daily flights)
Unsafe drinking water for almost one hour each month
No telephone service or television transmission for nearly ten minutes each week
1 missed putt per 9 holes of golf
A world operating at a six-sigma level would be much safer, with far fewer errors and far more happy customers.
To attain Six Sigma Black Belt certification requires finishing two complete projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience, in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge, plus a theoretical exam.
Work experience must be in a full‐time, paid role. Paid intern, co‐op or any other coursework cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement.
Along with the experience, you need some more qualities to become Six Sigma Black Belts i.e innovative thinking, ability to understand the customer requirements and expectations, effective communication, management, and leadership skills to produce tangible financial results for the business.
Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.
It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organisation (e.g. "Black Belts" and "Green Belts") who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organisation follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction or profit increase).
Lean was originally used to describe the Toyota Production System, and is an approach used to maximise customer value whilst minimising waste. In simple terms this is creating more value for customers with fewer resources.
Operational Excellence manifests itself through integrated performance across revenue, cost, and risk. It focuses on meeting customer expectation through the continuous improvement of the operational processes and the culture of the organization.