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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.
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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