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Implementation of Six Sigma in Academia

Version 1 : Received: 8 November 2021 / Approved: 10 November 2021 / Online: 10 November 2021 (08:57:20 CET)

How to cite: Kiran, S.; Sarode, A.; Chandrakanth, S. Implementation of Six Sigma in Academia. Preprints 2021, 2021110198 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0198.v1). Kiran, S.; Sarode, A.; Chandrakanth, S. Implementation of Six Sigma in Academia. Preprints 2021, 2021110198 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0198.v1).

Abstract

The Six Sigma (6σ) method is used to improve and optimize an organization’s products, services, and processes by constantly decreasing defects. In this paper we try implementing the 6σ methodology in Academia. The challenges and actuality of implementation of 6σ methodologies successfully in Academia are immense. However, the benefits of applying 6σ are equally great. The objective of this paper is to understand the evolution, benefits, and challenges of 6σ practices in academia through a case study of Presidency University situated in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The problem statement in the paper is the poor performance of students in academics and by using the DMAIC approach of 6σ we try to identify and understand the causes and set out to improve them so the students can have better placement and academic opportunities. This paper is also an attempt to show the readers about the wide application of 6σ in fields other than manufacturing and how it can be beneficial.

Keywords

Six sigma (6σ); DMAIC; Academia; Presidency University; defects

Subject

ENGINEERING, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

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