Industrial engineering tool use in quality improvement projects

Wayne A. Rodin, Mario G. Beruvides

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Abstract

Introduced by Motorola in the 1980's, Six Sigma quality improvement programs have been extensively adopted in American businesses, and Six Sigma has spread to organizations in the United Kingdom, Europe, and other global regions. Despite its wide application in Western manufacturing organizations, Six Sigma received little academic attention until about 2000. Since then, academic researchers have sought to establish theoretical foundations for Six Sigma and extend the body of knowledge regarding Six Sigma programs. The objective of this study is to extend the body of knowledge regarding the application of common industrial engineering tools as they relate to the completion of Six Sigma projects in a custom manufacturing environment. This paper presents the results of an examination of industrial engineering tool use in Six Sigma projects for a contractor providing specialty manufacturing and service activities for a United States federal government agency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages755-760
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 19 2018May 22 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period05/19/1805/22/18

Keywords

  • Industrial engineering
  • Quality improvement
  • Six Sigma
  • Tool use

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