Implementation of Lean Six Sigma in small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the Netherlands

@article{Timans2012ImplementationOL,
  title={Implementation of Lean Six Sigma in small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the Netherlands},
  author={Werner Timans and J. Antony and Kees Ahaus and Rini van Solingen},
  journal={JORS},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={339-353}
}
In this paper we provide an exploration and analysis of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) implementation in Dutch manufacturing/engineering smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Critical success factors (CSFs) and impeding factors are identified and analysed. Exploratory empirical evidence about LSS implementation in Dutch SMEs was collected from a survey study on Dutch SMEs. Statistical testing was applied to validate the ranking of the CSFs. To deepen insight in how organizations translate CSFs into… CONTINUE READING