A "Six Sigma"© Black Belt case study

G.E.P. Box's paper helicopter experiment part A

J. Adam Johnson, Scott Widener, Howard Gitlow, Edward Popovich

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Abstract

This article presents an application of the "Six Sigma" DMAIC model to G.E.P. Box's famous "paper helicopter" experiment. The define, measure, and analyze phases are presented here, and the improve and control phases are presented in a follow-up article. The intent of this article is to present the reader with a case study for structuring a "Six Sigma" Black Belt project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-430
Number of pages18
JournalQuality Engineering
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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Keywords

  • "Six Sigma" management
  • Analyze
  • Black Belt project
  • Case study
  • Define
  • DMAIC model
  • Measure
  • Paper helicopter experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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A "Six Sigma"© Black Belt case study : G.E.P. Box's paper helicopter experiment part A. / Johnson, J. Adam; Widener, Scott; Gitlow, Howard; Popovich, Edward.

In: Quality Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 4, 01.10.2006, p. 413-430.

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Johnson, J. Adam ; Widener, Scott ; Gitlow, Howard ; Popovich, Edward. / A "Six Sigma"© Black Belt case study : G.E.P. Box's paper helicopter experiment part A. In: Quality Engineering. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 4. pp. 413-430.
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