Continuous Quality Improvement in Textile Processing by Statistical Process Control Tools: A Case Study of Medium-Sized Company

Benjamin Durakovic, Hazim Basic

Abstract


Maturity of companies, organizational culture and costs are some of the major limiting factors for implementation of cost-effective six sigma methodology in Bosnian companies.  Purpose of this paper is to analyze possibilities of applying six sigma concept in a medium-sized company with 200 employees. Considering all characteristics of the company, in this case, implementation model was proposed and tested. The project included process monitoring using statistical process control charts for two different periods, before and after improvement. Dominant defect and its causes were identified and it was found out that the process was out of control. Implementation of improvement measures, dominant defect was eliminated but the process has remained out of control. As a conclusion, the test indicated that the model is effective but it takes more iteration to achieve the desired state.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/pen.v1i1.15

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ISSN: 2303-4521

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/pen

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