Title: Dynamic sigma-TRIZ solution model for manufacturing improvement and innovation, case study in Thailand

Authors: Jakrapong Karnjanasomwong; Natcha Thawesaengskulthai

Addresses: Technopreneurship and Innovation Management Program, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

Abstract: The aim of this research is to examine how improvement and innovation methodology can be practically implemented in manufacturing area in Thailand. Six Sigma is considered an essential methodology approaching for product and process improvement. The methodology applies five Six Sigma phases, define, measure, analyse, improve and control (DMAIC) for resolving the respected problems which demonstrated a lot of successful stories for decades. This paper is an attempt to introduce new model of manufacturing improvement and innovation which mainly based on DMAIC phases. Dynamic sigma-TRIZ solution model is proposed to enhance the opportunity of deploying improvement and creating innovative solutions in manufacturing process whereas that dynamic sigma-TRIZ principle matrix database was created from 107 examined projects and also keep updating regularly once additional problems or opportunities got resolved. The paper discussed the real-life cases when dynamic sigma-TRIZ solution model was implemented successfully in resolving manufacturing problems in different aspects.

Keywords: Six Sigma; TRIZ; big data and analytics; competitive advantage; manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2019.101405

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2019 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.114 - 156

Received: 15 Jun 2018
Accepted: 28 Nov 2018

Published online: 01 Aug 2019 *

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