Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : IJPMB
Source : International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (IJPMB),, Volume 10, Issue 2, p. 147-176 (2020)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Business
Department : Department of Management
Year : 2020
Abstract : Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a successful quality improvement program. However, many pieces of literature have reported that companies have struggled with LSS projects and Indian manufacturing firms are no exception to this scenario. Therefore, the article describes LSS implementation at a manufacturing company. The company manufactures power take off (PTO) shafts for tractors. Nevertheless, the company was receiving high non-conformance resulting in part rejection. Therefore, the study deals with the defect reduction through LSS implementation. Using, the DMAIC approach with suitable tools, statistical analyses were performed to identify the bottleneck in the operations, and the corrective measure was taken to the improve quality of PTO. In addition, the researchers proposed preventive methods for reoccurring issues and developed a plan to sustain the project to find the required results. At the end of the project, the researchers yielded considerable cost saving and defect reduction. The study concludes with the managerial implications and contribution to the society with the limitations of the study. 2 V.R. Sreedharan et al. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Sreedharan, V.R., Trehan, R., Dhanya, M. and Arunprasad, P. (xxxx) 'Lean Six Sigma implementation in an OEM: a case-based approach', Int.
Cite this Research Publication : R. V Sreedharan, Trehan, R., Dr. Dhanya Manayath, and P, D. A., “Lean Six Sigma implementation in an OEM: a case-based approach”, International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (IJPMB), vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 147-176, 2020.