A Case Study on How to Remove Waste from Lean Six Sigma Projects at a Large-sized Company
Conference contribution, 2013

Six Sigma projects are not associated with quick solutions. In general defect free products are requested by the customer. Therefore companies can easily fall into the pattern of treating end of line symptoms of problems by using band aids, instead of finding more robust solutions to their problem. In this poster the current situation regarding Six Sigma usages at parts of GKN Aerospace Sweden as well as provide and evaluate solutions to incorporate the new Lean philosophy in the current Six Sigma usage. A focus will be put on how reducing waste in the Six Sigma projects and thus shortening the time needed to complete the projects while still getting more benefit out of them. One success factor has been identified by focusing the early define discussions on a better scoping of the project that is more strategic relevant, which also facilitates a higher degree of consensus and buy in of local organisation.

Six Sigma


Sören Knuts

Peter Hammersberg

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Non-destructive Testing

ENBIS-13 in Ankara 15 – 19 September

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance


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