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Implementing Six Sigma and Lean





ISBN 9781856175203
Published October 20, 2008 by Routledge
374 Pages

 
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Book Description

This is a comprehensive, user-friendly and hands-on book that is a single source of reference of tools and techniques for all quality practitioners.

Implementing Six Sigma and Lean covers the basics of how to manage for consistently high quality and gives good coverage of both simple tools and advanced techniques which can be used in all businesses. This book provides guidance on how to use these tools for different situations such as new start-up companies, stalled projects and the constant achievement of high quality in well-established quality regimes.

Case studies are included that encourage the reader to respond in a practical situations and provide a good learning resource for courses. There are summaries of key elements and questions with exercises at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITY

Chapter 1: Quality and Operational Excellence
Chapter 2: History of Quality Movement
Chapter 3: Scope of Tools and Techniques
Part1: Questions and exercises

PART 2: TOOLS

Chapters 4 to 8 Introduction
Chapter 5 Tools for Measurement
Chapter 6 Tools for Analysis
Chapter 7 Tools for Improvement
Chapter 8 Tools for Control
Part 2: Questions and exercises

PART 3: TECHNIQUES

Chapter 9 Quantitative Techniques
Chapter 10 Qualitative Techniques
Part 3: Questions and exercises

PART 4: IMPLEMENTATION

Chapter 11 Making it Happen
Chapter 12 Case Studies
Part 4: Questions and exercises

Appendix 1 Management Models
Appendix 2 Introduction to Statistics
Appendix 3 Random number table
Appendix 4 Answer to numeric questions

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