Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Six Sigma

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2023 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions,will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.


2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


Oceans 2020 MTS/IEEE GULF COAST

To promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of ocean engineering and marine technology. This includes all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water. This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources.

  • OCEANS '96

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  • OCEANS '99

  • OCEANS 2000

  • OCEANS 2001

  • OCEANS 2002

  • OCEANS 2003

  • OCEANS 2004

  • OCEANS 2005

  • OCEANS 2006

  • OCEANS 2007

  • OCEANS 2008

    The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, education, and policy. Held annually in the fall, it has become a focal point for the ocean and marine community to meet, learn, and exhibit products and services. The conference includes technical sessions, workshops, student poster sessions, job fairs, tutorials and a large exhibit.

  • OCEANS 2009

  • OCEANS 2010

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2011

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2012

    Ocean related technology. Tutorials and three days of technical sessions and exhibits. 8-12 parallel technical tracks.

  • OCEANS 2013

    Three days of 8-10 tracks of technical sessions (400-450 papers) and concurent exhibition (150-250 exhibitors)

  • OCEANS 2014

    The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2015

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2016

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston

    Ocean, coastal, and atmospheric science and technology advances and applications


2020 IEEE/ACM 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)

ICSE is the premier forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations,trends, outcomes, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. The scopeis broad and includes all original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental,and theoretical software engineering research.


2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Not just a power designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in power electronics including:- Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and converters in their equipment- Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters and any other power electronic circuits, equipments and systems- Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics- Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment- Marketing, sales and anyone involved in the business of power electronic- Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics



Periodicals related to Six Sigma

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, IEEE Transactions on

Part I will now contain regular papers focusing on all matters related to fundamental theory, applications, analog and digital signal processing. Part II will report on the latest significant results across all of these topic areas.


Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on

Publishes original and significant contributions relating to the theory, design, performance and reliability of electron devices, including optoelectronics devices, nanoscale devices, solid-state devices, integrated electronic devices, energy sources, power devices, displays, sensors, electro-mechanical devices, quantum devices and electron tubes.


Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on

Design for manufacturability, cost and process modeling, process control and automation, factory analysis and improvement, information systems, statistical methods, environmentally-friendly processing, and computer-integrated manufacturing for the production of electronic assemblies, products, and systems.



Most published Xplore authors for Six Sigma

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Xplore Articles related to Six Sigma

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Six Sigma in a semiconductor company

25th Annual SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2014), 2014

Lean and Six Sigma have been practiced by many companies over the last 15 years. Lean and Six Sigma are used to deliver breakthrough improvements in the business processes of a company, not incremental improvements. Lean and Six Sigma deployments are only successful if management in a company support, drive and buy-in to this approach to address business concerns. In ...


Using six sigma in new service development

2008 International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, 2008

The service industry has become a leading factor in economies worldwide, and great deals of studies have been conducted to facilitate and improve the management of new service development (NSD). This research investigates the use of six sigma tools and techniques in service organizations and examines its effect on NSD performance. The results of the research illustrate that by using ...


Determination of the effects for capacitor lifetime with Six Sigma DoE

2014 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, 2014

Electrolytic capacitors are being used in almost all of the electronic circuits and maybe one of the most important "lifetime limiting" components [1] of these systems. With this study, we show a Six Sigma Design of Experiment (DoE) approach for determining the effect percentages of the potential factors on the lifetime of liquid electrolytic capacitors as a Six Sigma Black ...


Evaluation of inking quality in plastics molding by Six Sigma method

2016 17th International Carpathian Control Conference (ICCC), 2016

In today's business world maximizing profit and customer satisfaction is the main goal. One of the most important methods for achieving these aims is the Six Sigma approach. This approach accepts the customer as the focal point. Six Sigma is a strategy that uses statistical methods to define, measure, analyze, improve and control the optimal business processes. This article describes ...


Integrating lean six sigma and supply chain approach for quality and business performance

2014 2nd International Conference on Business and Information Management (ICBIM), 2014

Lean manufacturing is one of the initiatives that major businesses all around the world have been trying to adopt in order to remain competitive in the increasingly global market and six sigma was an American “invention”. The central idea behind six sigma is that if you can measure how many “defects” you have in process, you can systematically figure out ...



Educational Resources on Six Sigma

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Six Sigma in a semiconductor company

    Lean and Six Sigma have been practiced by many companies over the last 15 years. Lean and Six Sigma are used to deliver breakthrough improvements in the business processes of a company, not incremental improvements. Lean and Six Sigma deployments are only successful if management in a company support, drive and buy-in to this approach to address business concerns. In this article, the methods, learnings and challenges will be described with the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in a ramping semiconductor company.

  • Using six sigma in new service development

    The service industry has become a leading factor in economies worldwide, and great deals of studies have been conducted to facilitate and improve the management of new service development (NSD). This research investigates the use of six sigma tools and techniques in service organizations and examines its effect on NSD performance. The results of the research illustrate that by using the six sigma methodology in new service development, firms can experience greater efficiency in their development processes with regards to improved financial results and higher customer satisfaction.

  • Determination of the effects for capacitor lifetime with Six Sigma DoE

    Electrolytic capacitors are being used in almost all of the electronic circuits and maybe one of the most important "lifetime limiting" components [1] of these systems. With this study, we show a Six Sigma Design of Experiment (DoE) approach for determining the effect percentages of the potential factors on the lifetime of liquid electrolytic capacitors as a Six Sigma Black Belt Project. For the Six Sigma DoE; temperature, rated DC capacitor voltage, applied DC voltage percentage to the rated DC capacitor voltage (i.e., voltage derating factor) and the capacitance value were specified as experiment factors. Capacitor brands were specified as the experiment blocks and specified ripple current, specified Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) value and the capacitor surface areas were selected as experiment covariates. As a result, a full factorial experiment system including 4 factors, 5 blocks, 3 covariates and center points was designed. The dependent variable in this experimental design was capacitance measured after 1000 hours. After running the 105 tests for 1000 hours, the final capacitance degradation values obtained at the end of the experiments were analyzed using the DOE tool of the Minitab software. First it was found that the center points have no statistical effect (P-value=0.541) on the experiment system. This means there was not a curvature in the response surface. Also the blocks do not have effect on the system as they had P-values in the range of 0.20 to 0.86 (P-value >>0.05). The P-value determines the appropriateness of rejecting the null hypothesis in a hypothesis test. P-values range from 0 to 1. The p-value is the probability of obtaining a test statistic that is at least as extreme as the calculated value if the null hypothesis is true. Before conducting any analyses, the alpha level is determined. A commonly used value is 0.05. If the p-value of a test statistic is less than the alpha, the null hypothesis is rejected [3]. The simplification of the experiment system was continued by dropping factors and their interactions having P-value > 0.05. After all the simplifications, the resulting table (Figure 2) was obtained where there remain no factors or interactions having P-value > 0.05. According to the results of the DoE, following outputs were obtained: To obtain the maximum capacitance degradation percentage, the temperature and the capacitance value must be high and the rated DC capacitor voltage must be low. The pie chart in Figure 5 shows the effect percentages of the factors on the capacitance degradation. The DoE gave the result that blocks (meaning capacitor manufacturers) have no effect on the designed system. To make comparison of the blocks, an ANOVA study was made. According to the results, the P-value = 0.428 (P-value >> 0.05), it cannot be said that "there is difference between the performances of the brands from the statistical point of view". This means that the results obtained in this study can be generalized (independent from the brand name). This work shows that control of the temperature and related capacitor attributes is the most important thing a designer can do to improve the lifetime of electrolytic capacitors.

  • Evaluation of inking quality in plastics molding by Six Sigma method

    In today's business world maximizing profit and customer satisfaction is the main goal. One of the most important methods for achieving these aims is the Six Sigma approach. This approach accepts the customer as the focal point. Six Sigma is a strategy that uses statistical methods to define, measure, analyze, improve and control the optimal business processes. This article describes the implementation of Six Sigma method to evaluate the molding inking quality in company producing plastic automotive supplies.

  • Integrating lean six sigma and supply chain approach for quality and business performance

    Lean manufacturing is one of the initiatives that major businesses all around the world have been trying to adopt in order to remain competitive in the increasingly global market and six sigma was an American “invention”. The central idea behind six sigma is that if you can measure how many “defects” you have in process, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and get as close to “Zero Defect” as possible and supply chain is the systematic and strategic coordination between supplier and customer. Integrating supply chain objectives with lean practices and six sigma methodologies can lead to superior benefits including process variation reduction, dramatic business improvement and has a substantial effect on achieving to the targets. Ultimately that integrating Lean Six sigma and supply chain can be combined for optimal results first the six sigma processes are changed from slow to fast by lean manufacturing. Six sigma and lean manufacturing provide the structure easily for optimum flow and integrating lean six sigma and supply chain has a large effect on achieving the targets and competitiveness. In plain language that the ultimate goal for the company is to create value to the customer hence the customer settles the quality and cost for the product. The quality and cost of the product is its ability to satisfy and preferably exceed the needs and expectations of the customers. Integrating lean six Sigma and supply chain approachgrowing prevalence and importance in industry, presently companies have acknowledged that integrating lean six sigma and supply chain share a common objective: to create value based end customer requirement.

  • Study and analysis of control phase role for increasing the Success of six sigma projects

    As we know, they complete the six sigma projects in different phase by use of quality instrument. But some of these instruments are affective, determinative and play an important role in projects. Regarding this fact that six sigma projects are based on results, it is important fours to reach a result and maintain it and we are always seeking to stabilize the result improvements. In this paper, the accomplished six sigma projects in one of Iran automobile industries were studied ; the different phases of this project were analyzed statistically and its success and failure rates were identified, the relationship between the execution of control phase qualitative instruments and six sigma project's success and failure rates were identified and its results are presented here ; finally some solutions were suggested to increase this methodology's success in service and industrial environments which enable us to improve six sigma projects to six sigma level

  • Reducing the interruption of power distribution: A six sigma application

    This paper presents a Six Sigma approach for reducing the interruption in power distribution. The objective is to improve the overall service, reduce operating costs, and to increase customer satisfaction. A case study of current interruption in power distribution at a local utility company is used to illustrate the Six Sigma application. The company has been experiencing unexpected increase in power interruption in terms of frequency and duration. The Six Sigma DMAIC process was utilized to investigate the problem, analyze its various variables, and recommend specific action plan for improvement. The paper also presents the tools and techniques used in the DMAIC process to reduce power interruption and improve the overall service level.

  • Design and implementation of a Lean Six Sigma framework for process improvement: A case study

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a Lean Six Sigma framework according to the Six Sigma systemic process improvement methodology; Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). It was implemented and verified at one engineering company in UAE. The results show that the process “Make-to-Order (MTO) projects” has a long lead-time. The main causes of the long lead-time are the subcontractors, the customers, and the company-implemented procedures. Using the framework, it was possible to identify the most significant reason for the long lead-time, analyze the root-cause(s), suggest three relevant solutions and select the most preferred one. Using the framework methodology the user will have a systematic approach for continues improvement. The originality of this methodology was evident in integrating and using tools related to lean-production, six-sigma, balanced scorecard, simulation and cost benefit analysis. The framework allows the user identify the process problem(s) and solve them effectively.

  • A survey on Six Sigma implementation in Singapore service industries

    The concept of Six Sigma was initiated in the 1980s by Motorola. Since then it has been implemented in several manufacturing and service organizations. In case of services, health care and finance were major beneficiaries till now. The application of Six Sigma is gradually picking up in other services like; call centers, utilities and public services. This paper provides empirical evidence on Six Sigma implementation in service industries in Singapore. By using a sample size of 50 service organizations (10 responses are from organizations which have implemented Six Sigma), the paper helps in understanding the status of Six Sigma in service organizations in Singapore. The findings confirm the inclusion of critical success factors, critical to quality characteristics, tools and key performance indicators as observed from the literature. The revelation of "not relevant" as a reason for not implementing Six Sigma shows the need for understanding specific requirements of service organizations before its application.

  • Application of six Sigma method in improving the quality of box parts

    According to the quality problems of box parts in enterprise, the six sigma theory and method are used in quality improvement of box parts and the establishment of 6 o DMAIC process. Firstly, the six sigma DMIAC procedure is applied to define the problems and set target for improvement, and measurement systems analysis and process capability analysis. Then, we do orthogonal experiment design for the quality improvements of gear box parts. At last, the project is successfully implemented, the process capability is improved largely, and production process is an ideal state.



Standards related to Six Sigma

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