ENBIS-13 in Ankara

15 – 19 September 2013 Abstract submission: 5 February – 5 June 2013

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  • A Case Study on How to Remove Waste from Lean Six Sigma Projects at a Large-sized Company

    Authors: Sören Knuts (CoE-Design for Robustness, GKN Aerospace Sweden), Peter Hammersberg (Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Chalmers University of Technology)
    Primary area of focus / application: Six Sigma
    Keywords: Six Sigma
    Submitted at 5-Jul-2013 10:43 by Sören Knuts
    Accepted
    16-Sep-2013 16:05 A Case Study on How to Remove Waste from Lean Six Sigma Projects at a Large-sized Company
    Six Sigma projects are not associated with quick solutions. In general defect free products are requested by the customer. Therefore companies can easily fall into the pattern of treating end of line symptoms of problems by using band aids, instead of finding more robust solutions to their problem.
    In this poster the current situation regarding Six Sigma usages at parts of GKN Aerospace Sweden as well as provide and evaluate solutions to incorporate the new Lean philosophy in the current Six Sigma usage. A focus will be put on how reducing waste in the Six Sigma projects and thus shortening the time needed to complete the projects while still getting more benefit out of them.
    One success factor has been identified by focusing the early define discussions on a better scoping of the project that is more strategic relevant, which also facilitates a higher degree of consensus and buy in of local organization.