A multivariate analysis of success factors for Six Sigma deployment : the South African mining industry as a case

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dc.contributor.author Keeley, Alan L.
dc.contributor.author Van Waveren, Cornelis C.
dc.contributor.author Chan, Kai-Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T13:44:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T13:44:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-13
dc.description.abstract The Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology has been successfully deployed in many organisations on a global basis. This has resulted in significant reduction in cost and increases in revenue as a result of the improvement in operational excellence associated with improved business practices, the removal of variance in systems and processes and the reduction in waste generation and poor product quality. By virtue of the financial meltdown in 2007/2008 Lonmin PLC, which operates within the South African Mining Environment, embarked on a restructuring and reorganisation initiative and decided to transform its Six Sigma deployment from a centralised centre of excellence approach to one where the core competencies and drive behind the deployment programme (black belts and master black belts) are re-integrated into the line functions of the organisation. This transformation has provided the opportunity to analyse the differences between the two approaches and to explore the factors which are critical to a successful deployment. The empirical results have identified twelve success factors within the operational context of the Six Sigma deployment undertaken by Lonmin PLC. Practical recommendations are made regarding the approach to be followed based on these factors during a Six Sigma deployment. en
dc.description.librarian am2013 en
dc.description.librarian ai2013
dc.description.uri http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM en
dc.identifier.citation Keeley, AL, Van Waveren, CC & Chan, K-YA 2012, 'A multivariate analysis of success factors for Six Sigma deployment : the South African mining industry as a case', African Journal of Business Management, vol. 6, no. 23, pp. 6958-6979. en
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.issn 2079-410X (Online)
dc.identifier.other 10.5897/AJBM12.226
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/21194
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Academic Journals en
dc.rights ©2012 Academic Journals en
dc.subject Six Sigma deployment en
dc.subject Change management en
dc.subject.lcsh Six sigma (Quality control standard) en
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial management en
dc.subject.lcsh Mineral industries -- South Africa -- Management en
dc.subject.lcsh Mineral industries -- South Africa -- Quality control en
dc.title A multivariate analysis of success factors for Six Sigma deployment : the South African mining industry as a case en
dc.type Article en


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