A longitudinal study of the indicators and factors for successful six sigma deployment in the South African mining industry

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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 2013-10-03T12:16:04Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-03T12:16:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.description.abstract The Six Sigma deployment methodology is known for its results in operational excellence associated with improved business practices. Organisations worldwide have shown significantly reduced costs and increased profits when successfully deploying Six Sigma. This paper reports a longitudinal study of a set of indicators and success factors for Six Sigma deployment, using Lonmin PLC, a mining company in South Africa, as a case. The results suggest a shift of indicators from heartfelt personal involvement in 2006 to a mechanistic performance-based culture in 2010. Practical recommendations are made regarding the nine success factor components to be included during Six Sigma deployment. en_US
dc.description.abstract Die ontplooiing van die sogenaamde “Six Sigma”-metode het ’n bydrae gemaak tot bedryfsuitnemendheid deur verbeterde sakepraktyke aan te moedig in die bereiking van laer koste en verbeterde wins. Verslag word gedoen oor ’n versameling van sake-indikatore en suksesfaktore in ’n gevallestudie van ’n Suid-Afrikaanse mynmaatskappy. Voorstelle word gemaak oor die aanwending van nege suksesfaktore wanneer die “Six Sigma”-metode gebruik word. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.uri http://sajie.journals.ac.za/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Keelev, AL, Van Waren, CC & Chan, K-Y 2013, 'A longitudinal study of the indicators and factors for successful six sigma deployment in the South African mining industry', South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 167-191. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1012-277X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2224-7890 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/31888
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en_US
dc.subject South African mining industry en_US
dc.subject Six sigma deployment en_US
dc.title A longitudinal study of the indicators and factors for successful six sigma deployment in the South African mining industry en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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