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Title: The use of six sigma as a performance improvement strategy in the Construction Industry: new trends and applications
Authors: Ottou, Jemima A.
Baiden, Bernard K.
Ofori - Kuragu, Joseph K.
Keywords: Construction,
Improvement,
Performance,
Six Sigma
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Vandana Publications
Citation: Volume-6, Issue-1, January-February-2016 International Journal of Engineering and Management Research Page Number: 538-546
Abstract: This paper explores new trends in Six Sigma and their applications as a means of improving construction performance. A review of past research findings revealed the existence of 18 Six Sigma applications. These applications were categorised under three Six Sigma trends namely, Six Sigma Off-Shoot, Six Sigma Hybrid I (Six Sigma and another concept) and Six Sigma Hybrid II (Six Sigma and two other concepts). The research review further identified 1 application under off- shoot, 10 applications under Hybrid I and 7 applications under Hybrid II. The most popular trend is Hybrid I with Lean Six Sigma as the most popular application whereas the newest trend is Hybrid II with Lean Six Sigma and Project Management as the latest application. The review concludes that all the 18 applications can be deployed in the construction industry as performance improvement strategies except 1 application, Six Sigma and Capability Maturity Model under Hybrid I.
Description: An article published by Vandana Publications
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12286
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