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The TQM Magazine

ISSN: 0954-478X
Currently published as: The TQM Journal
Incorporates: Training for Quality

Online from: 1988

Subject Area: Managing Quality

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Six sigma education: a critical role for academia

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Title:Six sigma education: a critical role for academia
Author(s):Amitava Mitra, (Associate Dean and Professor, at the College of Business, Office of the Dean and Department of Management, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)
Citation:Amitava Mitra, (2004) "Six sigma education: a critical role for academia", The TQM Magazine, Vol. 16 Iss: 4, pp.293 - 302
Keywords:Business studies, Curricula, Quality programmes, Statistical methods, Universities
Article type:Conceptual Paper
DOI:10.1108/09544780410541963 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Applications of the six sigma methodology to quality improvement abound in various sectors. A tremendous interest and increase in such practices have been witnessed in manufacturing and non-manufacturing areas. Sound application of the six sigma methodology requires a thorough grounding in the statistical concepts and foundations, the inherent assumptions made in using the techniques, and their limitations. Academia, therefore, has an important role to play in meeting these objectives.

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