Implementation of Six Sigma in service industry

Aminudin Omar, and Zainol Mustafa, (2014) Implementation of Six Sigma in service industry. Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis, 10 (2). pp. 77-86. ISSN 1823-5670


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As providing high quality services becomes the major focus in many service organisations, a better understanding of the unique characteristics of services offered will be of advantage. This in turn will help assist in identification of areas to improve by implementation of quality program initiatives such as Six Sigma in such organisation. Many service processes are not visible, intangible, and even immeasurable. As such, they are not amendable to improvement using a Six Sigma approach. This thinking has turned out to be rather presumptuous at least for the health care, banking, and call centre services which have successfully implemented Six Sigma in their daily operations. Other services such as education and hospitality are also beginning to apply Six Sigma quality initiatives. This paper provides summary of limitations and suggestions for implementation of Six Sigma in the service industries

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Six Sigma; service industry; quality
Journal:Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis
ID Code:8609
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Deposited On:14 May 2015 07:36
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