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  • #34845

    mahato
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    Can 6 sigma be implemented at construction Industry

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    #96608

    Bart
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    Of course, why not ?
    Six Sigma is the way of simplifying complex processes and measuring startegic elements of processes.
    I think Six Sigma can be implemented succesfully in Construction Industry as well as in GE or Motorola :-)

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    #96610

    narayanan
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    Thanks Mr.Bart,
    I was referring to construction Industry, which is engaged in Makind roads, for eg., Centrodorstroy (russian giant , world no :2 #), but you were quoting some other customer driven companies like GE, Motorola, etc., Please note that there is world of difference between these Industries.
    Thanks again

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    #96611

    Bart
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    Dear Mr Sathya
    I am convinced businesses like GE or Motorola have complex processes as well as Construction Industry. So why not to simplify processes in Construction Industry ?

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    #96612

    narayanan
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    Dear Mr.Bart,
    In Road construction the raw materials are only four items (major), like sand, aggregates, bitumen/concrete and steel, since the work in progress is difficult to measure, so is the six sigma implementation, no doubt, with great difficulty we have implemented ERP system (JDE).
    Thanks for feedback

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    #96618

    Bob J
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    Sathya,
    Bart is right…  From my experience, Six Sigma is about effectively and efficiently driving customer focused improvement.  The construction of roads has characteristics that are important to customers such as durability, cost, time etc. that are outputs of the process that is used and the characteristics of the raw materials. 
    I would think this would be an industry rich in opportunity…
    Hope this helps….
    Bob J

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    #96621

    Bart
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    1. The most important are customer needs.
    2. Then you have to establish Construction Industry strategic goals (targets).
    3. Simplify processes to cut costs and satisfy customer.
    4. Enjoy better net profit finally :-)
    Reagrds, Bart

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    #96626

    Indra
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    Dear Mr Sathya,
    I was fortunate to  have access to an organisation which deals with engineering and construction services.  Incidentally, they have implemented six sigma (SS) in these areas and to some extent have negative feelings about the applicability of the SS system in their department. Personally, my understanding of the  SS system is that it is a way of improving the business process which involves eliminating non-value activities which are targets for cost reduction (without affecting quality). For a start it would be useful to identify the activities/ processes in the construction industry currently applicable.From here you maybe able to identify those activities which are non -value adding, for example raw materials procurement, materials could be delivered to site on a just in time basis, thus reducing holding cost etc. and  or where there is shortage of a particular type of raw material (steel) you can map a solution for alternative materials or sources. I hope I am talking ‘six sigma sense’.  Good Luck.
    Regards,
    Indra

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    #112448

    Pratik
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    Hello Mr. Bart and Mr. Satya,
    Encouraged to read these posts. Actually i am actively involved in putting Six Sigma to use in construction of buildings . To be honest, it’s not as simple as thought. The reason being the basic unorganised nature of this segment in India.
    Well, have got positive trends in initial stages.
    If you happen to know any other construction company engaging such tools, kindly let me know.
    regards.
    -Pratik

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