%0 Journal Article
	%A Kai Jin and  Hyder Abdul-Razzak and  Yousri Elkassabgi and  Hong Zhou and  Aaron Herrera
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 25, 2009
	%T Integrating the Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma in Manufacturing Process Improvement
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9955
	%V 25
	%X Six Sigma is a well known discipline that reduces
variation using complex statistical tools and the DMAIC model. By
integrating Goldratts-s Theory of Constraints, the Five Focusing
Points and System Thinking tools, Six Sigma projects can be selected
where it can cause more impact in the company. This research
defines an integrated model of six sigma and constraint management
that shows a step-by-step guide using the original methodologies
from each discipline and is evaluated in a case study from the
production line of a Automobile engine monoblock V8, resulting in
an increase in the line capacity from 18.7 pieces per hour to 22.4
pieces per hour, a reduction of 60% of Work-In-Process and a
variation decrease of 0.73%.
	%P 85 - 89