A system dynamics-based technological archetype to simulate the economic effects of a six sigma project

A. Elizondo-Noriega, N. Tiruvengadam, D. Guemes-Castorena, V. G. Tercero-Gomez, M. G. Beruvides

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Abstract

Six Sigma (SS) is now a well-entrenched methodology for performance improvement and comprises highly sophisticated tools targeted at quality improvement or cost reduction initiatives. However, the application of such tools is often not predicated on a foreknowledge or an informed supposition of the potential effects but is instead autotelic. One approach that has helped managers cope with the uncertainty associated with the implementation of an SS project is a simulation, which helps estimate the performance of critical system variables subjected to diverse what-if analyses. System Dynamics (SD) is a widely used simulation technique based on which no work has been performed to estimate the effects of an SS project in an organization. This work presents a holistic SD-based simulation model for an SS project that is based on a previously established technological archetype. The new model is intended to create a foundational template for future high-fidelity studies on the impact of SS projects in an organization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Timothy R. Anderson, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Kiyoshi Niwa, Harm-Jan Steenhuis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843403
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 29 2019

Publication series

NamePICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period08/25/1908/29/19

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    Elizondo-Noriega, A., Tiruvengadam, N., Guemes-Castorena, D., Tercero-Gomez, V. G., & Beruvides, M. G. (2019). A system dynamics-based technological archetype to simulate the economic effects of a six sigma project. In D. F. Kocaoglu, T. R. Anderson, D. C. Kozanoglu, K. Niwa, & H-J. Steenhuis (Eds.), PICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings [8893958] (PICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/PICMET.2019.8893958