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Impact Analysis : Deciphering the Advantages and Limitations in Improving Processes using Six Sigma, JIT,TQM and SCM- A Thorough Study
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Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, DMAIC, JIT, SCM, TQM,
TQM and SCM have both played and increasing role in strengthening implementing Six Sigma. Six Sigma is both a philosophy and a methodology that improves quality Despite the pervasiveness of Six Sigma program implementations, there is increasing concern about implementation failures. Research on Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma ( SS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) generally investigate the implementation and impact of these programs in isolation. However, many researchers believe and argue conceptually the value of understanding the joint implementation and effect of manufacturing programs. However , one reason many Six Sigma programs fail is because an implementation model on how to effectively guide the implementation of these programs is lacking. While Six Sigma is increasingly implemented in industry, little academic research has been done on Six Sigma and its influence on quality management theory and application. There is a criticism that Six Sigma simply puts traditional quality management practices in a new package. To investigate this issue and the role of Six Sigma in quality management, this study reviewed both the traditional quality management and Six Sigma literatures. Quality professionals are aware that the six-sigma methodology employs existing, well-known tools developed in quality sciences and are based on the works of Deming, Juran, Ishikawa, Taguchi, and others. Nevertheless six sigma, a Motorola innovation, has been a positive force. This paper addresses benefits and limitations of implementing Six Sigma in combination to TQM through a through study.
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