International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut ero labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco.

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT
Vol. 5 No. 3 (2014)
Original Research Article

Lean Six Sigma in Slovenian and Serbian Manufacturing Companies

Dušan Gošnik
University of Primorska, Faculty of Management
Bio
Ivan Beker
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences
Bio
Klemen Kavčič
University of Primorska, Faculty of Management
Bio

Published 2014-09-30

abstract views: 22 // FULL TEXT ARTICLE (PDF): 0


Keywords

  • Lean,
  • manufacturing,
  • Serbia,
  • Six Sigma,
  • Slovenia,
  • supply chain
  • ...More
    Less

How to Cite

Gošnik, D., Beker, I., & Kavčič, K. (2014). Lean Six Sigma in Slovenian and Serbian Manufacturing Companies. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 5(3), 123–130. https://doi.org/10.24867/IJIEM-2014-3-114

Abstract

This paper deals with the Lean Six Sigma methodology used in Slovenian and Serbian manufacturing companies. The first part of the paper presents the Six Sigma, lean, supply chain and manufacturing environments. This is followed by apresentation of the results of the comparison study performed in Slovenian manufacturing companies in 2008 and Serbia in 2010. Experiences and trends from the Slovenia study in 2012 are also presented. The research presents the use of Lean Six Sigma in Slovenian and Serbian manufacturing companies, barriers and the key success factors of its implementation in the periods2008-2010-2012. The results show many similarities. The main challenges in Slovenian and Serbian manufacturing companies are increased competition and customer product individualisation and focus on product quality. Managers in Serbia are often satisfied with the existing quality system and the results show that management in Serbia do not find Six Sigmaa customer requirement. Thethird most common reason for not using Lean Six Sigmawasa lack of human resources in the company to support its implementation.

 

Article history: Received (09.07.2014); Revised (05.09.2014); Accepted (13.10.2014)  

PlumX Metrics

Dimensions Citation Metrics