Title: Application of Six Sigma level in delivery schedules in high volatile production environments

Authors: Agganoor Prabhu Kumar, Patel Ram Reddy, Ravindranath Tagore

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India. ' JNT University, Hyderabad, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Warangal, India

Abstract: In the present competitive market conditions, in addition to quality and lower cost of products, sticking to delivery schedules is also a very important factor. This is difficult in a production environment where human skill and psychological factors still play a vital role. Permutations and combinations are used in the PERT method for solving such problems in different conditions through a developed software. The Tsch obtained in random and extreme conditions are studied with the actual project completion time over a period of time in the printing organisations to achieve Six Sigma levels in delivery schedules.

Keywords: delivery schedules; permutations; combinations; PERT; random conditions; extreme conditions; six sigma; scheduling; printing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2009.027660

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2009 Vol.2 No.3, pp.218 - 225

Received: 27 Sep 2007
Accepted: 15 Aug 2008

Published online: 06 Aug 2009 *

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