ISO 18404:2015 is the international standard for quantitative methods in process improvement and competencies for key personnel and their organisations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation.
As both systems have been in use for some years, a global view on the competence requirements for people delivering Six Sigma projects and Lean improvement, and the requirements for organisations managing them, was overdue. ISO 18404, launched in 2015, is that international standard.
Now for the first time, organisations in the UK can be certified against ISO 18404 through the Sector Scheme, called RSS 18404. The RSS 18404 Sector Scheme is the only way organisations and individuals can be certified against ISO 18404 in the UK. Thus RSS 18404 provides a level of assurance on the skills of certified Six Sigma and Lean professionals and on best practices at an organisational level not previously available. A copy of the Sector Scheme RSS 18404 can be downloaded here.
The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is the owner of the Sector Scheme, as both Six Sigma and Lean use statistical and data tools, and statistics underpin these process improvement methodologies. The RSS is responsible for the Sector Scheme’s overall operation, including
For the first time, organisations can now gain certification to ISO 18404. Contact your Certification Body or click here to find out more.
If you’re a Lean/Six Sigma practitioner, or you want to start gaining those skills, you can also now gain certification as an individual. Take a look at our training courses or find out more here.
For Certification Bodies who wish to participate in RSS 18404, please get in contact with Stuart McKendrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or find out more here.