Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Behind the Mask


Edited by Fausto Pedro García Márquez1, Isaac Segovia Ramirez1 and Tamás Bányai2

1 Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain; 2 University of Miskolc, Hungary.


Published: February 14th 2020; ISBN: 978-1-78923-908-9; Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-907-2; eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-731-3; Copyright year: 2020


Lean Manufacturing, also called lean production, was originally created in Toyota after the Second World War, in the reconstruction period. It is based on the idea of eliminating any waste in the industry, i.e. any activity or task that does not add value and requires resources. It is considered in every level of the industry, e.g. design, manufacturing, distribution, and customer service. The main wastes are: over-production against plan; waiting time of operators and machines; unnecessary transportation; waste in the process itself; excess stock of material and components; non value-adding motion; defects in quality. The diversity of these issues will be covered from algorithms, mathematical models, and software engineering by design methodologies and technical or practical solutions. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state, cases studies, hardware and software solutions, analytics, and data science in dependability engineering.

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  1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

By Fausto Pedro García Márquez and Isaac Segovia Ramirez


  1. Model of Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Lean Management Implementation in an Organization

By Norani Nordin, Roshidah Mohamed and Naoshi Uchihira


  1. A Novel Space Systems Management Methodology Based on Shortcomings and Strengths of Conventional System Engineering Tools Used in a Design Thinking Framework

By Cecilia Michelle Talancon, Josué López-Leyva, Dalia Chávez-García, Miguel Ponce-Camacho and Ariana Talamantes-Álvarez


  1. Value Stream Mapping: A Method That Makes the Waste in the Process Visible

By Nuri Ozgur Dogan and Burcu Simsek Yagli


  1. Some Aspects of Visual Detection of Dumps

By Andrey Alexandrovich Richter


  1. Services Six Sigma: Knowing the Debates and Failure Modes to Drive Better

By Sajit Jacob and Krishnamurthy Kothandaraman


  1. Implementation of SPC-EPC Scheme to Lessen and Control Production Disruptions in Chlor-Alkali Industry

By Walid Smew, Bader Al-Mutawa and Ali Issawy


  1. Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics

By Kaouthar Lamine


  1. The Integration of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

By Marcio B. Santos


  1. Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing: A Comprehensive Review

By Hari Lal Bhaskar