Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the DMAIC and DMADV methodologies
  2. apply six sigma techniques to reduce variation and improve quality, processes, systems, products and services
  3. understand the principles and applications of design for six sigma for product or service design and performance monitoring
  4. understand the SCOR model and the lean/six sigma adaptions
  5. analyse and represent six sigma case studies.
    • Six sigma concepts, methods and tools
    • Design for six sigma for service design
    • Six sigma applications
    • SCOR and lean six sigma
    • Six sigma case study analysis
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Wikis
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • USA-LSM-MAS-2019
  • USA-MEM-MAS-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides you with advanced knowledge and skills to identify analyse and partake in six sigma projects and contextualise industrial practice into an academic research setting. You will analyse six sigma concepts, tools and processes and how they can be applied in improvement and design projects. There is an emphasis on application of industry standard the Supply Chain Reference Model (SCOR) along with its lean/six sigma adaptions and the use of design for six sigma for service design and performance monitoring. This subject contextualises six sigma within a case study context and you will analyse contemporary research into six sigma.

  • Continuous Assessment (30%)
  • Individual Assignment - 2500 words (30%)
  • Group Assignment - 3000 words (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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