Implementing Lean Six Sigma in an Aerospace Manufacturing Organization: A Case Study at a 1st Tier Aviation Engine OEM Company CHPC in Taiwan

  • 陳 愛多

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study uses a Taiwanese aviation engine OEM company as a case example investigating how to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology to reduce process lead-time of product and increase operating benefits Case enterprise is a classic representative of small and medium-sized enterprises in Taiwan among the global aerospace supply chain with majority of companies with immense capital or state-owned enterprises actively incorporating LSS in order to increase potential benefits and thereby maintain the competitiveness in a global aerospace manufacturing market In this study the LSS methodology with implementation stages of D (Define) M (Measure) A (Analyze) I (Improve) C (Control) as well as the combinational use of VSM (Value Stream Map) and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) techniques is adopted to systemically improve the quality and efficiency of the processes for the selected product The results show that the implementation of LSS can effectively improve the lead-time and reduce the rework rate caused by product visual rejection which has significantly reduced the product cost and increased its economic benefit Hopefully the findings of this study can be served as a useful reference for other manufacturers who would like to implement LSS methodology in the future
Date of Award2016 Jul 12
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorJeh-Nan Pan (Supervisor)

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