Some pros and cons of six sigma: an academic perspective

Some pros and cons of six sigma: an academic perspective Six sigma is a powerful business strategy that employs a disciplined approach to tackle process variability using the application of statistical and non‐statistical tools and techniques in a rigorous manner. This paper examines the pros and cons of six sigma in a detailed manner. This is followed by a section about the future of six sigma and its links to statistical thinking. It is believed that, although the total package may change, the applications of six sigma will continue to grow in the forthcoming years, due to the existence of sound principles of statistical thinking within the six sigma strategy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The TQM Magazine Emerald Publishing

Some pros and cons of six sigma: an academic perspective

The TQM Magazine, Volume 16 (4): 4 – Aug 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0954-478X
DOI
10.1108/09544780410541945
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Abstract

Six sigma is a powerful business strategy that employs a disciplined approach to tackle process variability using the application of statistical and non‐statistical tools and techniques in a rigorous manner. This paper examines the pros and cons of six sigma in a detailed manner. This is followed by a section about the future of six sigma and its links to statistical thinking. It is believed that, although the total package may change, the applications of six sigma will continue to grow in the forthcoming years, due to the existence of sound principles of statistical thinking within the six sigma strategy.

Journal

The TQM MagazineEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2004

Keywords: Quality programmes; Management strategy; Statistical methods of analysis

References

  • Key ingredients for the effective implementation of six sigma program
    Antony, J.; Bañuelas, R.
  • A strategic assessment of six sigma
    Goh, T.N.

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