Six sigma: A new philosophy or repackaging of old ideas?

Hefin Rowlands*

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    The six sigma philosophy, which provides companies with substantial financial savings, is discussed. Six sigma is a strategic approach to business improvement which integrates thinking with technology, tools, techniques and peoples. The quantification of the process using actual data and use of statistical tools to identify the root cause of the problem are also elaborated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1199766
    Pages (from-to)18-21
    Number of pages4
    JournalEngineering Management Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003


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