Six sigma: A new philosophy or repackaging of old ideas?

Hefin Rowlands*

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The six sigma philosophy, which provides companies with substantial financial savings, is discussed. Six sigma is a strategic approach to business improvement which integrates thinking with technology, tools, techniques and peoples. The quantification of the process using actual data and use of statistical tools to identify the root cause of the problem are also elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1199766
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalEngineering Management Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


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