Fit Sigma: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma

Fit Sigma: A Lean Approach to Building Sustainable Quality Beyond Six Sigma

by Ron Basu

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ISBN-13: 9781119973720
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

RON BASU (Gerrards Cross, UK) is currently a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School and also a Visiting Professor at ESC Lille. He is Director and founder of Performance Excellence Ltd, a training and consultancy firm specializing in performance management. Previously he held functional and executive roles in Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline. He was also a Management Consultant with A T Kearney. He is the author of eight books on quality management and supply chain management published through Butterworth Heinemann, Elsevier, Thomson and Reuters. He also published in journals like International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, Measuring Business Excellence, Industrial Engineer, Quality World, Project and others. He has completed a PhD in project quality at Reading University.

Table of Contents



About the Author.

1 The Evolution of Six Sigma, Lean Sigma and FIT SIGMA.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 First Wave: As Is to TQM.

1.3 Second Wave: TQM to Lean Sigma.

1.4 Third Wave: Lean Sigma to FIT SIGMA.

1.5 More about Six Sigma.

1.6 What is Six Sigma?

1.7 The Structured Approach of Six Sigma.

1.8 What is Lean Sigma?

1.9 More on Lean Sigma.

1.10 Why FIT SIGMA?

1.11 Summary.

2 More about FIT SIGMA.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Fitness for the Purpose.

2.3 Sigma for Improvement and Integration.

2.4 Fitness for Sustainability.

2.5 Summary.

3 DMAIC Methodology for FIT SIGMA.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 DMAIC Full.

3.3 DMAIC Lite.

3.4 Kaizen Event.

3.5 Summary.

4 FIT SIGMA Tools.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Tools for 'Define.'

4.3 Tools for 'Measure.'

4.4 Tools for 'Analyse.'

4.5 Tools for 'Improve.'

4.6 Tools for 'Control.'

4.7 Summary.

5 FIT SIGMA in Large Manufacturing Operations.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Fitness for the Purpose.

5.3 Sigma (Σ) for Improvement and Integration.

5.4 Fitness for Sustainability.

5.5 FIT SIGMA in Supply Chain Management.

5.6 Summary.

6 FIT SIGMA in Service Operations.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 The Divide Between Service and Manufacturing.

6.3 Objectives of a Service Organisation.

6.4 'Fitness for the Purpose' for Service Organisations.

6.5 'Sigma (Σ) for Improvement' for Service Organisations.

6.6 Fitness for Sustainability.

6.7 Summary.

7 FIT SIGMA in Small and Medium Enterprises.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 'Fitness for the Purpose' for Small and Medium Enterprises.

7.3 'Sigma (Σ) for Improvement' for Small and Medium Enterprises.

7.4 Fitness for Sustainability.

7.5 Summary.

8 FIT SIGMA in Project Management.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 FIT SIGMA Principles in Addressing Project Management Objectives.

8.3 FIT SIGMA in a Major Project (High Speed 1).

8.4 Summary.

9 FIT SIGMA in Green Thinking.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 What is Green Thinking?

9.3 Why FIT SIGMA is Relevant to Green Thinking.

9.4 The Roles of Stakeholders.

9.5 How FIT SIGMA Can Help Green Thinking.

9.6 Green Sigma.

9.7 Summary.

10 Implementation of FIT SIGMA: Making It Happen.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Selection of Tools and Techniques.

10.3 Quality Programmes.

10.4 Implementation for New Starters.

10.5 FIT SIGMA for Successful Companies.

10.6 External Consultants.

10.7 Summary.

11 More Case Examples.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Case Examples for Large Manufacturing Organisations.

11.3 Case Examples for Services, SMEs, Projects and Green Thinking.

11.4 Summary.

Appendix I Questions and Exercises.

Appendix II Introduction to Basic Statistics.

Appendix III Yield Conversion Table.




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