Title: An empirical investigation to evaluate the relationship between success factors of Lean Six Sigma and waste management issues

Authors: Harsimran Singh Sodhi; Doordarshi Singh; Bikram Jit Singh

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, BBSBEC Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be university), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Abstract: This paper evaluates the relationship between critical success factors (CSF's) of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) with the various issues contributing towards waste management in manufacturing SME's. In this study, 121 SME's of manufacturing sector in India have been extensively surveyed, to assess the relative impact of waste management techniques implemented in the manufacturing sector. The correlations between major factors of LSS with the various major issues contributing towards waste management in Indian manufacturing SME's has been identified. A correlation between various issues and the factors of LSS has been developed through the calculation of Cronbach's alpha and value of reliability. Afterwards discriminate validity testing has been done and Pearson correlation matrix has been formulated. This study provides the relationship between the issues related to the higher waste in manufacturing sector with the major contributing factors of a waste management technique, i.e., LSS considered in present study.

Keywords: Lean manufacturing; Six Sigma; Lean Six Sigma; LSS; small and medium enterprise; SME's.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2020.10032983

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2020 Vol.12 No.2/3, pp.97 - 119

Received: 25 May 2019
Accepted: 30 Sep 2019

Published online: 20 Oct 2020 *

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