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|Title:||A survey on Six Sigma implementation in Singapore service industries|
|Citation:||Chakrabarty, A., Tan, K.C. (2007). A survey on Six Sigma implementation in Singapore service industries. IEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management : 1428-1432. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2007.4419428|
|Abstract:||The concept of Six Sigma was initiated in the 1980s by Motorola. Since then it has been implemented in several manufacturing and service organizations. In case of services, health care and finance were major beneficiaries till now. The application of Six Sigma is gradually picking up in other services like; call centers, utilities and public services. This paper provides empirical evidence on Six Sigma implementation in service industries in Singapore. By using a sample size of 50 service organizations (10 responses are from organizations which have implemented Six Sigma), the paper helps in understanding the status of Six Sigma in service organizations in Singapore. The findings confirm the inclusion of critical success factors, critical to quality characteristics, tools and key performance indicators as observed from the literature. The revelation of "not relevant" as a reason for not implementing Six Sigma shows the need for understanding specific requirements of service organizations before its application. ©2007 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||IEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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