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Author Basu, Ron.

Title Fit sigma : a lean approach to building sustainable quality beyond Six Sigma / Ron Basu
Published Chichester, UK : Wiley, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. The Evolution of Six Sigma, Lean Sigma and FIT SIGMATM -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. First Wave: As Is to TQM -- 1.3. Second Wave: TQM to Lean Sigma -- 1.4. Third Wave: Lean Sigma to FIT SIGMA -- 1.5. More about Six Sigma -- 1.6. What is Six Sigma? -- 1.7. The Structured Approach of Six Sigma -- 1.8. What is Lean Sigma? -- 1.9. More on Lean Sigma -- 1.10. Why FIT SIGMA? -- 1.11. Summary -- 2. More about FIT SIGMA -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. Fitness for the Purpose -- 2.3. Sigma () for Improvement and Integration -- 2.4. Fitness for Sustainability -- 2.5. Summary -- 3. DMAIC Methodology for FIT SIGMA3.1 Introduction -- 3.2. DMAIC Full -- 3.3. DMAIC Lite -- 3.4. Kaizen Event -- 3.5. Summary -- 4. FIT SIGMA Tools -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Tools for 'Define' -- 4.3. Tools for 'Measure' -- 4.4. Tools for 'Analyse' -- 4.5. Tools for 'Improve' -- 4.6. Tools for 'Control' -- 4.7. Summary -- 5. FIT SIGMA in Large Manufacturing Operations -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Fitness for the Purpose -- 5.3. Sigma () for Improvement and Integration -- 5.4. Fitness for Sustainability -- 5.5. FIT SIGMA in Supply Chain Management -- 5.6. Summary -- 6. FIT SIGMA in Service Operations -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. The Divide Between Service and Manufacturing -- 6.3. Objectives of a Service Organisation -- 6.4. 'Fitness for the Purpose' for Service Organisations -- 6.5. 'Sigma () for Improvement' for Service Organisations -- 6.6. Fitness for Sustainability -- 6.7. Summary -- 7. FIT SIGMA in Small and Medium Enterprises -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. 'Fitness for the Purpose' for Small and Medium Enterprises -- 7.3. 'Sigma () for Improvement' for Small and Medium Enterprises -- 7.4. Fitness for Sustainability -- 7.5. Summary -- 8. FIT SIGMA in Project Management -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. FIT SIGMA Principles in Addressing Project Management Objectives -- 8.3. FIT SIGMA in a Major Project (High Speed 1) -- 8.4. Summary -- 9. FIT SIGMA in Green Thinking -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. What is Green Thinking? -- 9.3. Why FIT SIGMA is Relevant to Green Thinking -- 9.4. The Roles of Stakeholders -- 9.5. How FIT SIGMA Can Help Green Thinking -- 9.6. Green Sigma -- 9.7. Summary -- 10. Implementation of FIT SIGMA: Making It Happen -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Selection of Tools and Techniques -- 10.3. Quality Programmes -- 10.4. Implementation for New Starters -- 10.5. FIT SIGMA for Successful Companies -- 10.6. External Consultants -- 10.7. Summary -- 11. More Case Examples -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. Case Examples for Large Manufacturing Organisations -- 11.3. Case Examples for Services, SMEs, Projects and Green Thinking -- 11.4. Summary -- Appendix I. Questions and Exercises -- Appendix II. Introduction to Basic Statistics -- Appendix III. Yield Conversion Table
Summary "Developed through the study of Six Sigma, Fit Sigma[trademark symbol] integrates the 'hard' Six Sigma approach with Lean enterprise philosophy. It has three elements; fitness for purpose, fitness for improvement and integration, and fitness for sustainability. This book shows how to add value to both large and small organisations through improved use of resources, and through the provision of improved customer satisfaction by implementing Fit Sigma[trademark symbol]. The book gives comprehensive insight into tools and techniques of continuous improvement in one package, providing a step-by-step guide to applying Fit Sigma[trademark symbol] tools to the improvement process - each chapter contains a practical implementation guide and illustrative examples and case studies. It shows that a holistic approach of operational excellence driven by a data driven methodology can be applied equally to manufacturing, service or public sectors. The business environment and global market dynamics are evolving and new challenges include climate change, green supply chain, emerging markets and a growing service sector. The methodology and thinking in Six Sigma are also changing. Fit Sigma[trademark symbol]: A Lean Green Approach to building Quality beyond Six Sigma takes into account the changes in these tools, challenges and opportunities. The book covers key developing areas such as the Sustainability and the Environment, Service operations, Events management, Project management, Small and medium enterprises, Non profit organizations, Supply chain management, and Emerging markets."-- Provided by publisher
"The book gives comprehensive insight into tools and techniques of continuous improvement in one package, providing a step-by-step guide to applying Fit Sigma2122 tools to the improvement process"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Industrial management -- Quality control.
Manufacturing processes -- Quality control.
Six sigma (Quality control standard)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010046380
ISBN 1119973724 (electronic bk.)
1119991129 (electronic bk.)
1613445164 (electronic bk.)
9781119973720 (electronic bk.)
9781119991120 (electronic bk.)
9781613445167 (electronic bk.)