Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2019, Page: 40-44
Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Its Application in the Manufacturing Industry – A Review
Folorunso Olanrewaju, Deportment of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
Austin Chima Uzorh, Deportment of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
Innocent Nnanna, Deportment of Mechanical Engineering, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Nigeria
Received: Jun. 22, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 22, 2019;       Published: Oct. 11, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmie.20190403.11      View  43      Downloads  16
This paper reviewed and analyzed literature on lean six sigma (LSS) methodology tools and its applications in the manufacturing industries. Lean manufacturing deals with the process improvement and effective productivity of an organization through elimination of waste. Six sigma on the other hand, is a concept of improving plan that is capable to reduce process/operation variation of an organization. The lean-six-sigma has been practiced mostly in the developed countries along organization of time, but its importance both in the manufacturing processes and management activities cannot be neglected. The aim of this paper is to highlight the benefits of these concepts and how the two principles are merged in industries to improve productivity effectively, reduce waste, and increase the product quality level as well as ensure customer/stakeholder satisfaction. The paper also discussion various lean six sigma methodology tools adopted by small and medium scale industries to achieve improved product quality level and process or operation efficiency. This lean-six-sigma can be implemented or applied to any kind of industry for better productivity through continuous improvement on the business activities. This study would help any kind of manufacturing industry to find a solution on how to compete favorably in a competitive business environment with a dynamic market system and also equally be used by other researchers to enhance their literature.
Lean-Six-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, Dmaic, Vsm
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Folorunso Olanrewaju, Austin Chima Uzorh, Innocent Nnanna, Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Its Application in the Manufacturing Industry – A Review, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 40-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmie.20190403.11
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