Title: Capability maturity model integration with approach of agile Six Sigma

Authors: Monireh Safaie

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Organisations have experienced quality techniques to consecutive efficiency and productivity. To gain competition superiority and continuous efficiency, they require unified model including quality techniques and agile manufacturing simultaneously. This article follows with three purposes: 1) to investigate the connection between variables of CMMI, Six Sigma, and AM; 2) to prepare organisations for creation of AM using CMMI and Six Sigma; 3) to priority quality factors in three models (CMMI, Six Sigma, and proposal model) and determine best model that cover quality factors. So, a questionnaire designed and hypotheses studied in fuzzy environment. All of hypotheses are confirmed within (0.005, 0.01). On second purpose, fuzzy logic assessed preparation organisations in creation of AM. Results show organisations are prepared to execute AM. AM factors were prioritised [competency (0/27), ability to respond (0/25), speed (0/25), flexibility (0/23)]. In third purpose, quality factors are defined and measured in Six Sigma (19/7%), CMMI (17/5%), and proposal model (66/6%).

Keywords: capability maturity model integration; CMMI; six sigma; agile manufacturing; fuzzy logic; fuzzy AHP; FAHP; analytical hierarchy process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2017.082922

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2017 Vol.10 No.1, pp.1 - 33

Received: 12 Oct 2015
Accepted: 28 Apr 2016

Published online: 15 Mar 2017 *

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