Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production

Edem G. Tetteh (Potomac State College of West Virginia University, USA) and Benedict M. Uzochukwu (Virginia State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781466673205|ISBN10: 1466673206|EISBN13: 9781466673212|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7320-5


Lean Six Sigma has evolved progressively over time from quality efforts within an enterprise that are independent, to complex systems changing the concept from a simple network to complex alliance formation among firms. The changes created by these transformations present novel challenges and issues to new and established businesses alike.

Lean Six Sigma Approaches in Manufacturing, Services, and Production presents emerging research-based trends in the area of global quality lean six sigma networks and analysis. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach focusing on research, cases, and emerging technologies, this title provides insight and support to researchers, students, executives, managers, and practitioners concerned with the management of quality and efficiency across industries.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Project Management
  • Quality Control and Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third and Fourth Party Logistics

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of business, information, and manufacturing offer a synergistic view of Lean and Six Sigma to educators, quality management practitioners, and managers. Their topics include total quality management practices in multinational corporations, a framework for non-destructive evaluation application in supply chain management, an assessment of lean communication at a nuclear power plant, data fusion aiding tool design for emergency command and control using lean principles, and an assessment of leadership traits and the success of Six Sigma projects.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

Lean Six Sigma is at a transition point from traditional, tangible industries to intangible, until present hard to grab processes - and this book gives great documentary about it. In particular, when you are looking for detail, often hard to find in our high-speed business world, this book will support you in detail. To the end, Index and References are really well worked out, hardly ever seen in a book around Lean and Six Sigma; this makes the book a fundamental help to get into process enhancement.

– Jens Matthaei, MBA, Lecturer for Lean Six Sigma at Fachhochschule für angewandtes Management, Germany

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Edem G. Tetteh is Dean of Academic Affairs at Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser, WV. Dr. Tetteh previously served at Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to that position, he was an Assistant Professor at Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, and taught undergraduate and graduate classes in Industrial and Logistics Technology. Dr. Tetteh's academic credentials include a BS in Manufacturing Systems at NC A&T State University, an MS in Industrial Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, and a PhD in Industrial Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He also holds professional certifications as a Senior Technology Manager (CSTM), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt continuous improvement trainer, and Certified Waste Manager. Dr. Tetteh has authored a book titled Engineering Approach to Work Design: Issues for the Obese Workers and an edited book in 2012 titled Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Concepts for Effective Management. He also has several publications in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors and Logistic and Supply Chain.
Benedict M. Uzochukwu is an Assistant Professor of Information and Logistics Technology at Virginia State University. His research interests include Lean, Sustainment, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Lifecycle Systems, Systems Integration, and Management of Technology Systems. He has a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, and has several peer-reviewed journal and conference publications to his credit. He belongs to a number of professional organizations, such as the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Society for Engineering Management (SEM), Society for Health Systems (SHS), and Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). He is also a member of Alpha Pi Mu and Phi Kappa Phi Honors societies.