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Using Six Sigma to Achieve Sustainable Manufacturing: A Case Study in Aviation Company

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Using Six Sigma to Achieve Sustainable Manufacturing: A Case Study in Aviation Company

Zhang, Min (2014) Using Six Sigma to Achieve Sustainable Manufacturing: A Case Study in Aviation Company. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Sustainability has been widely discussed from different points of view. Manufacturing is contributing a critical part of incompliance to environment and human rights in our modern society. While a lot of companies are seeking strategies to either promote corporation image or stimulate employees’ work passion, most of research and guidelines are focusing on how to measure the sustainability based on the cases from big firms. Most of manufacturing firms are medium and small sized, they are searching for a comprehensive and systematical way to implement sustainability practice step by step without using very experienced professionals. This thesis research is supplying a systematic framework for firms to achieve sustainability in manufacturing environment with the widely used problem solving tool Six Sigma. Inexperienced professionals will be able to implement the sustainability practice from defining problems to achieving leadership in sustainability. It has also supplied a case study where it illustrates how to customize the framework content based on individual needs.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Zhang, Min
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Quality Systems Engineering
Date:10 August 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Awasthi, Anjali
ID Code:978817
Deposited By: MIN ZHANG
Deposited On:20 Jun 2017 19:09
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:47

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