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  • An application of Six Sigma DMAIRC model: case study of a manufacturing organisation

    Sharma, Pallavi; Gupta, Anshu; Malik, S. C.; Jha, P. C.; Pinto, Mark Christhian Barrueta (Inderscience Publishers, 2022-01-01)
    Global competition extends several challenges to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) organisations. There is an increasing need for these firms to adopt strategies for productivity improvement. Six Sigma is a data driven methodology supported by statistical, mathematical and managerial techniques for improving the bottom line effectively. In this paper, an application of DMAIRC model of Six Sigma is presented in context to a quality improvement initiative in an MSME organisation. DMAIRC is an effective alternative to linear DMAIC model, as it provides opportunity to review results and diagnose additional improvements. The additional improvements are checked for feasibility and implemented through additional improvement cycles. The study also demonstrates integration of the quality management techniques such as Pareto analysis, cause and effect analysis, current reality tree, design of experiments, and integrated AHP-TOPSIS in the DMAIRC model stages. The paper provides a roadmap for real life applications of Six Sigma methodology following the DMAIRC model.
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  • Design of green infrastructure for the revaluation of the Ventanilla-Peru wetlands and the protection of the environment

    Esenarro, Doris; Quijano, Joseline; Rodriguez, Ciro; Arteaga, Jennifer; Hinojosa, Karina (Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2022-01-01)
    The purpose of this research is the design of a green infrastructure that allows a regional conservation area to revalue the Ventanilla wetlands to promote ecotourism through spaces for the conservation of natural resources, turning it into a tourist attraction. The proposal considers design and construction criteria with adequate technology, biodegradable, and sustainable materials where environmental impact is minimized in this context. The collection of information through field visits and the use of different software for the topographic survey. Results show that the infrastructure design proposed was validated by a survey of potential users of the place, with 75% of the interviewees agreeing with the design proposal that allows interaction and harmony with nature, giving it a landscape value, generating local, national, and international visitors. The value is in the ecosystem services that the landscape provides to the city due to the design and construction criteria with adequate technology, biodegradable, and sustainable materials minimizing the environmental impact and promoting the cultural exchange, preservation, and ecological awareness wetland.
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