Can Six Sigma be effectively implemented in SMEs

Can Six Sigma be effectively implemented in SMEs Purpose This paper aims to present the viewpoints from a number of leading practitioners and academics on the subject Can Six Sigma be effectively deployed in small and mediumsized enterprises SMEs.Designmethodologyapproach A number of academics and practitioners were interviewed by the author to collate their opinions and views on the above subject.Findings The results of the study clearly indicate that Six Sigma is equally applicable to both large corporations and small companies. In fact, the results are quicker and much more visible in smaller companies than in larger corporations.Originalityvalue This paper provides an excellent resource for those people who believe that Six Sigma is primarily meant for large companies. It also makes an attempt to remove one of the common myths of Six Sigma. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management Emerald Publishing

Can Six Sigma be effectively implemented in SMEs

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1741-0401
DOI
10.1108/17410400810881863
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Purpose This paper aims to present the viewpoints from a number of leading practitioners and academics on the subject Can Six Sigma be effectively deployed in small and mediumsized enterprises SMEs.Designmethodologyapproach A number of academics and practitioners were interviewed by the author to collate their opinions and views on the above subject.Findings The results of the study clearly indicate that Six Sigma is equally applicable to both large corporations and small companies. In fact, the results are quicker and much more visible in smaller companies than in larger corporations.Originalityvalue This paper provides an excellent resource for those people who believe that Six Sigma is primarily meant for large companies. It also makes an attempt to remove one of the common myths of Six Sigma.

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International Journal of Productivity and Performance ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 20, 2008

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