A "Six Sigma"© case study: G.E.P. Box's paper helicopter experiment - Part B

J. A. Johnson, S. Widener, H. Gitlow, E. Popovich

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This article presents an application of the "Six Sigma" DMAIC model to G.E.P. Box's famous "paper helicopter" experiment. The Improve and Control Phases are presented here. The Define, Measure, and Analyze Phases were presented in an earlier paper. The intent of this article is to present the reader with a case study for structuring a "Six Sigma" project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-442
Number of pages12
JournalQuality Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006



  • Case study
  • Control
  • DMAIC model
  • Improve
  • Paper helicopter experiment
  • Six Sigma management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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