Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Publisher DOI: 10.3926/jiem.2040
Title: Integration of value stream map and strategic layout planning into DMAIC approach to improve carpeting process
Language: English
Authors: Nagi, Ayman  
Altarazi, Safwan 
Keywords: carpeting process;define-measure-analyze-improve-control approach;process improvement;statistical process control;value stream map;strategic layout planning;facilities design
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Source: Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management 1 (10): 74-97 (2017)
Journal: Journal of industrial engineering and management 
Abstract (english): 
This paper presents an implementation of the Six Sigma DMAIC approach implementing lean tools and facilities layout techniques to reduce the occurrence of different types of nonconformities in the carpeting process. Such carpeting process can be found in several industries including construction, aviation, and automotive. Design/methodology/approach: The improvement process was built through a sequential implementation of appropriate interconnected tools at each phase of the DMAIC approach. Utilized tools included: Pareto analysis, control charts, Ishikawa chart, 5-Whys, failure mode and effect analysis, process capability ratio, value stream map, and strategic layout planning. Findings: The carpeting process capability, quality of the product, customer satisfaction, and cost of poor quality were significantly improved. Explicitly, the sigma level was improved from 2.297 to 2.886 and the defects per million opportunities was reduced from 21615 to 3905. Originality/value: This paper has demonstrated the coherent implementation of several quality tools, value stream map, and systematic layout planning within the DMAIC approach.
DOI: 10.15480/882.2043
ISSN: 2013-0953
Institute: Logistik und Unternehmensführung W-2 
Document Type: Article
License: CC BY-NC 3.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial) CC BY-NC 3.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Appears in Collections:Publications with fulltext

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
2040-9516-1-PB.pdfVerlags-PDF657,77 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jan 19, 2022


checked on Jan 19, 2022


Last Week
Last month
checked on Jan 13, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Note about this record

Cite this record


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons