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Title: An exploration of the synergies between Six Sigma, total quality management, lean construction and sustainable construction
Authors: Ferng, J.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: FERNG, J. and PRICE A.D.F., 2005. An exploration of the synergies between Six Sigma, total quality management, lean construction and sustainable construction. International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 1 (2), pp.167 - 187
Abstract: There have been many calls for the UK construction industry to improve its productivity and performance in order to exceed clients’ ever-growing expectations and needs (DTI, 2003). One obstacle to achieving the required improvement has been the construction industry’s reluctance to learn from other industries, hence causing time lags between the development of new technologies and management techniques, and their implementation within construction. Recent years have seen the wide acceptance of Total Quality Management and the emergence of Six Sigma in some industries. This paper examines the Six Sigma philosophy and investigates its potential application in construction by exploring the synergies that exists among Six There have been many calls for the UK construction industry to improve its productivity and performance in order to exceed clients' ever-growing expectations and needs (DTI, 2003). One obstacle to achieving the required improvement has been the construction industry's reluctance to learn from other industries, hence causing time lags between the development of new technologies and management techniques, and their implementation within construction. Recent years have seen the wide acceptance of Total Quality Management and the emergence of Six Sigma in some industries. This paper examines the Six Sigma philosophy and investigates its potential application in construction by exploring the synergies that exists among Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Construction, and Sustainable Construction.
Description: Closed access
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2005.006427
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15025
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSSCA.2005.006427
ISSN: 1479-2494
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Civil and Building Engineering)

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