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Module Code - Title:

PT3041 - SIGMA IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

1

Lab

0

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

0

Credits

6

Grading Type:

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Explain the concept of Six Sigma by knowing the definitions of quality and the principles on which quality management philosophies are based.

Syllabus:

Six Sigma Principles of Quality Management, Sigma Improvement Methodologies, Principles of Six Sigma, DMAIC Process, Define, Measurement, Analysis, Improve, Control, Concept and Design, Implementation

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Know how to use the Lean Sigma Improvement Methodologies in terms of lean supply chain for product and service functionality; To introduce innovation into problem solving To introduce flexibility to process improvement To encourage process owners to be change oriented To incorporate agility in to process design Know how the correct application of the tools and techniques in Lean Sigma Improvement Methodologies can reduce variability and increase the speed of a process.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Appreciate Sigma Improvement Methodologies. Appreciate how Sigma Improvement Methodologies meet the challenges of modern complex manufacturing systems (semiconductor manufacturing). Appreciate Sigma Improvement Methodologies can bring the voice of the customer (VoC) into the design of a product and service.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

N/A

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

N/A

Prime Texts:

Evans, Lindsay (2004) An Introduction to Six Sigma and Process Improvement, International Student Edition ,
James P Womak and Daniel T Jones (2003) Lean Thinking , Free Press, London and New York
Taiichi Ohno (1988) Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production , Productivity Press, Portland, Oregon

Other Relevant Texts:

Mike Rother and John Shook (2003) Learning to See , The Lean Enterprise Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts
Richard L. MacInnes (2002) The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger , Goal/QPC Salem, NH
James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones (2001) Lean Thinking, Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation ,

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Module Leader:

Patrick.Walsh@ul.ie