Application of the Six Sigma Method for Improving Maintenance Processes – Case Study

Michał Zasadzień

Abstract

The article presents an implementation attempt of the DMAIC method used in the Six Sigma concept for the improvement of production processes connected with maintenance. Thanks to the tools included therein (process map, FMEA, SIPOC chart) we were able to define the: problem, i.e. which types of breakdowns cause the most machine stoppage; precise structure of the failure removal process and its needs, owners, resources, client-supplier relationships in particular sub-processes; source causes for overly long stoppages. Learning the process and the causes of malfunctions allowed us to develop improvement procedures aimed at minimising the fault removal times. The procedures developed have been implemented in the company alongside a control plan, which will ensure supervision and their efficient functioning in the future.

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Zasadzień M. (2017). Application of the Six Sigma Method for Improving Maintenance Processes – Case Study . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-758-218-9, pages 314-320. DOI: 10.5220/0006184703140320


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@conference{icores17,
author={Michał Zasadzień},
title={Application of the Six Sigma Method for Improving Maintenance Processes – Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2017},
pages={314-320},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006184703140320},
isbn={978-989-758-218-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Application of the Six Sigma Method for Improving Maintenance Processes – Case Study
SN - 978-989-758-218-9
AU - Zasadzień M.
PY - 2017
SP - 314
EP - 320
DO - 10.5220/0006184703140320