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January 10, 2016

Six sigma

It is a common that all maufacturing want to lower cost and reduce defects caused of market competition, six sigma is a Six Sigma is a production philosophy that uses data, processes, and tools to nearly eliminate defects and bring performance close to perfection. Nowadays, six sigma also can be seen as a management tools, stick on DMAIC level, a continuous improvment organization alwany survive in the market. In our real life, six sigma is able helps individual to develop ability, and control variablity to reduce defect.

January 09, 2016

reflection on lean production

Lean production or Lean thinking, which started from Toyta in1950s, and it combine the advantages from both craft and mass production. In the manufacturing industry, it extremely increase efficiency in produing, and it covers all level of production processes, the method aim pefection which means 0 defect, but we know, it is impossible to get perfect, but excellence is reachable. In our real life, lean thinking is really helpful, the methodology helps deliver more benefits to individiual and society while eliminating waste.

November 22, 2015

PMA finish!!!

This is the first PMA, alway difficult. Anyway, I have done it. I have learn a lot during the learning section. Individually, continuous learning works on here.

in the case of HTC, the performance is very poor in the recent year compared to other main players in the smartpone market. I have find a list of CSFs in continuous improvement from various authors, and researching a efficient method to implment the factors. We have learn a lot EFQM excellence model during course session and I gave done furture research from other papers. Obviously, continuous improvement is one of concept in the EFQM model.

October 30, 2015


I just move home from Manchester to Birmingham. A lot of things need to do this week. Finally, I can do some research about the PMA. At first, I struggled in choosing questions and enterprise. I have decided to answer first question, However, the selection of company is very diffcult. The most knowable enterprises has very good performance, and processing in continous improvment. However, I have limitation of understanding on UK SMEs. In addition Chinese SMEs are very diffcult to find surpporting documnet in English. Ultimately, I have choosen HTC corporation which is a taiwanese multinational manufacture of smartphones and tablets. Accoring to poor proformance in recent years, it has to find apporach to improve continuously. Obviously, it faces many diffuclties, for example, Apple, Samusng are very strong in high-end consumer group. In addition, Xiaomi, Huawei are dominant in low price mobile devices. How does HTC overcome the dilemma. How does EFQM excellenc model surpport my assumption and proposal? I am very interested in this area of researching.

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