Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Application of six sigma methodology to reduce defects of a grinding process

Application of six sigma methodology to reduce defects of a grinding process Six Sigma is a data‐driven leadership approach using specific tools and methodologies that lead to fact‐based decision making. This paper deals with the application of the Six Sigma methodology in reducing defects in a fine grinding process of an automotive company in India. The DMAIC (Define–Measure–Analyse–Improve–Control) approach has been followed here to solve the underlying problem of reducing process variation and improving the process yield. This paper explores how a manufacturing process can use a systematic methodology to move towards world‐class quality level. The application of the Six Sigma methodology resulted in reduction of defects in the fine grinding process from 16.6 to 1.19%. The DMAIC methodology has had a significant financial impact on the profitability of the company in terms of reduction in scrap cost, man‐hour saving on rework and increased output. A saving of approximately US$2.4 million per annum was reported from this project. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality and Reliability Engineering International Wiley

Application of six sigma methodology to reduce defects of a grinding process

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/application-of-six-sigma-methodology-to-reduce-defects-of-a-grinding-6zZvdZX0yb

References (43)

Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
0748-8017
eISSN
1099-1638
DOI
10.1002/qre.1212
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Six Sigma is a data‐driven leadership approach using specific tools and methodologies that lead to fact‐based decision making. This paper deals with the application of the Six Sigma methodology in reducing defects in a fine grinding process of an automotive company in India. The DMAIC (Define–Measure–Analyse–Improve–Control) approach has been followed here to solve the underlying problem of reducing process variation and improving the process yield. This paper explores how a manufacturing process can use a systematic methodology to move towards world‐class quality level. The application of the Six Sigma methodology resulted in reduction of defects in the fine grinding process from 16.6 to 1.19%. The DMAIC methodology has had a significant financial impact on the profitability of the company in terms of reduction in scrap cost, man‐hour saving on rework and increased output. A saving of approximately US$2.4 million per annum was reported from this project. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal

Quality and Reliability Engineering InternationalWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2011

There are no references for this article.