Title: Understanding LSS 4.0 through golden circle model and reviewing its scope in Indian textile industry

Authors: Ashwani Sharma; Bikram Jit Singh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, MM Engineering College, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana-133207, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, MM Engineering College, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana-133207, India

Abstract: Industry 4.0 renders a smart factory by using sophisticated information and communication systems along with forward-looking technologies. This paper analyses the incompletely understood link between Industry 4.0 and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) as far as quality excellence is concerned. It explores whether Industry 4.0 tools, synergised with LSS strategies, can bring performance excellence in 21st century manufacturing systems. Further, the scope and applicability of LSS 4.0 approach in Indian textile industries have been reviewed and explored for bringing a paradigm shift in this domain. LSS 4.0 is rarely applied in Indian textile cluster and this paper will definitely enhance the concerned knowledge base. Golden circle approach will make the idea more systematic and easier to understand.

Keywords: TQM; Lean; Six Sigma; Lean Six Sigma; LSS; Industry 4.0 tools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2021.10043034

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2022 Vol.14 No.1, pp.120 - 137

Received: 27 Feb 2021
Accepted: 04 Aug 2021

Published online: 21 Jul 2022 *

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