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Common myths of Six Sigma demystified
Common Myths of Six Sigma Demystified-2008Myths: Myth 1. Six Sigma is the flavour of the month. Myth 2. Six Sigma is all about statistics. Myth 3. Six Sigma is only for manufacturing companies. Myth 4. Six Sigma works only in large organisations. Myth 5. Six Sigma is same as total quality management (TQM) Myth 6. Six Sigma requires strong infrastructure and massive training. See the link below which explains why these myths started, and why they are all incorrect ! In the world of globalisation and growing cut-throat market environment, the quality, skills and knowledge give competitive advantage to any organization. The global market is very competitive, and to survive, organizations need to produce products and services of high quality to achieve customer satisfaction and loyalty to stimulate top-line business growth. In an attempt to manage this change, industry leaders embraced Six Sigma business strategy as a framework and solution for pursuing continuous improvement in process, customer satisfaction and also organizational profit. This approach to reducing defects has made substantial impact on many organisations, resulting in enhancement of performance and a vast improvement in business profits, employee morale, quality of products and customer loyalty (Snee, 2004; Antony et al., 2005a,b; Kumar et al., 2006a,b; Antony, 2007).
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Lean Six Sigma for Airport Services
This paper makes an attempt to demonstrate the use of Lean thinking for service industries and, in particular, airport services. The authors have identified less than five papers on the use of Lean thinking in airport services and this paper sets the foundation for future research on the use of process excellence methodologies such as Lean. Moreover, the authors firmly believe that the results of this SLR can be extremely beneficial to many managers working in Airport Service contexts, irrespective of the country and culture of the organisation. Use link below to download a copy of this excellent research paper outlining the benefits if Lean Six Sigma to a service industry. IJQRM-08-2016-0135
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Lean Six Sigma: yesterday, today and tomorrow
The experiences and perspectives of three experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners on the subject of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) from both academic and industrial viewpoints. To download a copy of this paper click here: IJQRM- LSS Yesterday Today and Tomorrow A total of over 40 case studies have been analyzed and more than 15 benefits of Lean Six Sigma have been identified. The following are the top five benefits which have been derived from Lean Six Sigma principles and tools. (1) increased financial savings to the bottom line; (2) increased customer satisfaction; (3) reduced costs of poor quality (scrap, rework, failures, defects, etc.); (4) reduced cycle time and lead time; and (5) reduced inventory. The top five motivation factors for the implementation of LSS in manufacturing companies include (Albliwi et al., 2015): (1) stay in competition within the global marketplace; (2) increase customer satisfaction; (3) improve product quality and manufacturing operations; (4) enhance the bottom line savings and top-line growth; and (5) reduce cost of poor quality.
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Partners with Heriot-Watt University – The Times & The Sunday Times International University of the Year 2018
We are proud to announce that The International Lean Six Sigma Institute is a proud partner of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. We collaborate on research and education projects. Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a leader in ideas and solutions. With campuses and students across the entire globe we span the world, delivering innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences. Heriot-Watt is The Times & The Sunday Times International University of the Year 2018 One of our founding members, Jiju Antony is a the professor of Quality Management at Heriot-Watt University.
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