Title: Lean Six Sigma: literature review and implementation roadmap for manufacturing industries

Authors: Sehul Patel; Darshak A. Desai; Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede; Koilakuntla Maddulety; Rakesh Raut

Addresses: G.H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, 388120, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, G.H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, 388120, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Near Vihar Lake, Powai, Mumbai, 400087, India ' SP Jain School of Global Management, Kurla Campus, Mumbai, 400070, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Near Vihar Lake, Powai, Mumbai, 400087, India

Abstract: Nowadays by virtue of current economic crisis, an ever-increasing number of organisations are looking for management systems that enable them to make their processes flawless, enhance their product quality and/or service characteristics, reduce costs, improve profitability and customer satisfaction. Research has featured a requirement for a specific and feasible integration of Lean with Six Sigma to develop Lean Six Sigma culture in the manufacturing sector by providing a roadmap to manage and sustain change. Many issues have been analysed in this paper and important themes have been cited which includes: execution, critical success factors, benefits and obstacles of Lean Six Sigma deployment. The analysis of 127 articles from 1989 to 2017 has resulted in significant benefits. Hence, this research could provide valuable insights to practitioners.

Keywords: Lean Six Sigma; critical success factors; CSFs; DMAIC; roadmap.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2019.103461

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2019 Vol.19 No.4, pp.447 - 472

Received: 23 Mar 2018
Accepted: 03 Aug 2018

Published online: 28 Oct 2019 *

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