Six sigma projects were primary useful in manufacturing industry, but how we learnt this week it is possible apply this methodology in a variety of problem, or opportunities.
Six sigma project´s application in the construction industry (Lee and Su, 2013) is a great opportunity to identify the main element that is likely or commander in this type of project:
- Knowledge related to the tool (Six Sigma).
- Top management support.
- Previous data.
With this tree element the project developed a Project Charter associated to lightweight panel wall that is broken for earthquake (That is usual in some part of the world).
In this project was used a key driver linked to assess variables called KPOVs – Key Process Output Variables- and CUS for input to the system. C, controlled that is possible manages. U, it is uncontrolled. S, it is standard operation process. And with these elements was analyse the flow and cause-effect process.
The following component of the project and how develop a result is very technical and outside of the scope of this module.
Finally, this journal in very attractive as ones of the first in construction industry and show how management could be cover technical aspect to improve the total performance of an organization.
Lee, K. L., & Su, Y. (2012). Applying Six Sigma to Quality Improvement in Construction. Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(4), 464-470.