Six sigma versus lean manufacturing - An overview

O. M. Ikumapayi, E. T. Akinlabi, F. M. Mwema, O. S. Ogbonna

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This study investigates recent research outputs in six sigma and lean production as management techniques in manufacturing systems. To achieve this, this work consists of a detailed explanation of six sigma and lean production methodologies, where they are used in manufacturing, how they work, their benefits and the advancements that have been made thus far. In addition, the different types of lean six sigma were explained with brief examples to help one have a better and deep understanding of the concept.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3275-3281
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference of Materials Processing and Characterization, ICMPC 2020 - Mathura, India
Duration: 21 Feb 202023 Feb 2020


  • Lean production
  • Manufacturing system
  • Six sigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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