Analysis of Six Sigma in the Aerospace Industry
Authors: Masimuddin Mohd Khaled
This paper subsidizes to the discussion of Six Sigma in the Aerospace Industry. The main aim of this report is to study the literature review of Six Sigma emphasizing on the aerospace industry. The implementation of Six Sigma stages are studied and how the improvement cycle ‘Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control cycle’ (DMAIC) and the design process is ‘Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify cycle’ (DMADV) is used. The focus is also done by studying how the implementation of Six Sigma on an aerospace company has brought a positive effect to the company.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1089257Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 6111
 Tan, M. J. N., 1995. Economic Bulletin. Air Travel in the Asia Pacific, February, pp. 2-5.
 Bailey, J., 1995. Economic Bulletin. Business Opportunities in Asia, February, pp. 8-10.
 Report, E., 1992. The Aerospace Industry. Economic Development Board Industry Report, 1(1).
 Vassilakis, E. & Besseris, G. J., 2009. An application of TQM tools at a maintenance division of a large aerospace company. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 15(1), pp. 31-46.
 Kumar, U. D., 1999. New Trends in Aircraft Reliability and Maintenance Measures. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 5(4), pp. 287-295.
 Wilson, J., Baghel, A. & Bhuiyan, N., 2006. A Sustainable Continuous Improvement Methodology at an Aerospace Company. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 55(8), pp. 671-687.
 Cheng, T., 1994. A Quality Improvement Study at an Aerospace Company. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 11(2), pp. 63-72.
 Crosby, P. B., 1979. Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies.
 Tickle, F. & Vorley, G., 2001. Quality Management, Principles and Techniques. 4th ed. s.l.:Quality Management & Training Publications Ltd.
 Timmerman, J. C., 2013. ASQ: The Global Voice of Quality. (Online) Available at: http://asq.org/index.aspx (Accessed 4 April 2013).
 Peters, V. J., 1999. Total Service Quality Management. Managing Service Quality, 9(1), pp. 6-12.
 Kondo, Y., 1997. Quality as a Source of Empowerment. The Quality Magazine, 9(5), pp. 357-363.
 Wiklund, P. S. & Wiklund, H., 2002. Widening the Six Sigma Concept: An Approach to Improve Organizational Learning. Total Quality Managemetn, 13(2), pp. 233-239.
 Meadows, B. & Cupello, J. M., 2001. Managing Six Sigma. 1st ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
 Neuman, R. P., Cavanach, R. R. & Pande, P. S., 2000. The Six Sigma Way. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
 Deming, W. E., 2000. The New Economics, for Industry, Government, Education. 2nd ed. Cambridge: MIT Press.
 Cyger, M., 2013. DMAIC versus DMADV. (Online) Available at: http://www.isixsigma.com/new-to-six-sigma/design-for-six-sigma-dfss/dmaic-versus-dmadv/ (Accessed 20 April 2013).
 Evans, J. R. & Henderson, K. M., 2000. Successful implementation of Six Sigma: Benchmarking General Electric company. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 7(4), pp. 260-281.
 Sorqvist, L. & Sandholm, L., 2002. 12 requirements for Six Sigma Success. Six Sigma Forum Magazine, 2(1), pp. 17-22.
 Chua, R. C. H. & Yun, J. Y., 2002. Samsung uses Six Sigma to change its image. Six Sigma Forum Magazine, 2(1), pp. 13-16.
 George, M. L., 2003. Lean Six Sigma for Service: How to Use Lean Speed and Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional.
 Schechter, B. & Joyce, M., 2004. The Lean Enterprise - A Management Philosophy at Lockheed Martin. Defense Acquisition Review Journal, pp. 173-181.
 Roff, R., 2005. Fans of Six Sigma: Problem-Solving Approach helps team Pinpoint Solution. Boeing Frontiers, 3(10).
 Wright, R., 2013. SAI Global Limited. (Online) Available at: http://www.saiglobal.com/Training/assurance/six-sigma/machining.htm (Accessed 15 August 2013).