A proposed mixed method methodology to identify the factors impeding the adoption of six sigma in Libyan manufacturing companies

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Abstract

This paper proposes a mixed method methodology to explore the impeding factors behind the lack of six sigma implementation in Libyan Manufacturing Companies (LMCs). The study suggests using a survey as the main strategy to investigate the reasons behind this shortcoming. The initial approach is by conducting interviews to collect qualitative data followed by the development of a questionnaire to obtain the quantitative data. This mixed data collection method is known as ‘the exploratory sequential design’. Once interviews have been conducted and the data has been analysed, the results will be used in conjunction with the outcomes of the literature review to develop a questionnaire to be distributed to a range of LMCs. After this second set of data collection has been completed, the research will move to the next stage to analyse and interpret the collected data by using SPSS software. The survey findings will be used to develop a six sigma framework to be implemented in LMCs to improve the quality and competitiveness of such companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering Istanbul 2016
Place of PublicationIstanbul
PublisherYildiz Technical University
Pages49-52
Number of pages969
ISBN (Print)9786056590719
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2016

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