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Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production

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Lean Six Sigma has evolved progressively over time from quality efforts within an enterprise that are independent, to complex systems changing the concept from a simple network to complex alliance formation among firms. The changes created by these transformations present novel challenges and issues to new and established businesses alike. Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach focusing on research, cases, and emerging technologies, this title provides insight and support to researchers, students, executives, managers, and practitioners concerned with the management of quality and efficiency across industries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Total Quality Management Practices in Multinational Corporations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Enterprise Resource Planning and Lean Six Sigma
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND OF ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
    4. THE ERP CONNECTION
    5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: A Framework for Nondestructive Evaluation Application in Supply Chain Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. NDT/SCM FRAMEWORK
    5. 4. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS PARAMETERS WITHIN NDT/SCM APPLICATION
    6. 5. DISCUSSIONS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Improving Supply Chain Delivery Performance Using Lean Six Sigma
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. A GENERALIZED SIX SIGMA BASED SUPPLY CHAIN DELIVERY MODEL
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: An Assessment of Lean Communication at a Nuclear Power Plant
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY RELATION TO COMMUNICATION
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Lean Continuous Improvement Builds Excellence and Engagement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUMMARY: BEHAVIOR-BASED LEAN TRANSLATES THEORY INTO A GREAT WORKPLACE
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Manufacturing Production Companies Can Gain Strategic Global Advantage Using Lean Six Sigma
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ATTAIN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING SUCCESS: MAXIMIZE LEAN SIX SIGMA
    3. WHAT IS LEAN SIX SIGMA? AND WHAT BENEFITS CAN ORGANIZATIONS EXPECT FROM IMPLEMENTING LEAN SIX SIGMA?
    4. THE PRODUCTIVITY ISSUE
    5. FUTURE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Data Fusion Aiding Tool (DAFAT) Design for Emergency Command and Control Using Lean Principles
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SAMPLE EMERGENCY SCENARIOS
    4. EMERGENCY RESPONSE DOMAIN
    5. DAFAT INFORMATION FUSION MODEL
    6. HYBRID DS/FCM
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    4. LSS IN HEALTHCARE: A CLASSIFICATION FRAMEWORK
    5. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX
  17. Chapter 10: An Assessment of Leadership Traits and the Success of Six Sigma Projects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SIX SIGMA OVERVIEW
    5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors