Use of Six Sigma for Quality Assurance in the Arms Industry
The purpose of this paper is to present military applications of the quality assurance method called Six Sigma. This method is applied worldwide to shape the quality. It is used by the biggest global enterprises including those producing goods for military purposes. One of the greatest users of this method is the Army of the United States of America as well as the armies of other countries. Six Sigma is the element of the strategies used in the enterprise management, in which the quality is perceived as a crucial component of improvement of competitive advantage in the market as well as the solution enabling the confrontation with the emerging threats. The functioning of an army is connected not only with the activities related to military operations, but also with other activities consisting in the purchase of military equipment and other goods, repairs of the equipment, health protection, data collection, transportation and storage. All the above mentioned areas are the potential places, where Six Sigma may be applied and where the solutions based on the experience gained from the beginning of the establishment of the method, may also be applied.
Bartkowiak, P., Jóźwiak, J. (2017). Determinanty doskonalenia systemu zarządzania jakością w przedsiębiorstwach branży zbrojeniowej w Polsce, Problemy Jakości, 8, pp. 2-9.
Bhushan Dhiraj, A. The Top 25 Largest Defense Companies In The World, 2015, http://ceoworld.biz/2016/02/17/the-top-25-largest-defense-companies-in-the-world-2015/, accesed on 14.11.2017.
Chung, S. Korean Navy Wins Gold Prize for Developing Ingenious Evacuation Slide, http://koreabizwire.com/korean-navy-wins-gold-prize-for-developing-ingenious-evacuation-slide/27010, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Fortune 500, http://fortune.com/fortune500/list/filtered?sector=Aerospace%20%26%20Defense&industry=Aerospace%20and%20Defense&sortBy=rankchange, acceded on 14.10.2017.
Karaszewski, R. (2001). Tylko dla liderów Sześć Sigma, Problemy Jakości, 6, pp. 9.
Kaźmierczak, M. (2002). Sześć Sigma – niezbędne elementy doskonalenia procesów i budowy przewagi na rynku, Problemy Jakości, 7, pp. 30.
Lopresti J., Six Sigma Certification Benefits Military Personnel During and After Service, http://www.sixsigmadaily.com/six-sigma-certification-military-benefits/, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Lopresti J., U.S. Army Prioritizes Lean Six Sigma Training, http://www.sixsigmadaily.com/us-army-lean-six-sigma-training/, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Marx, M. Boeing, https://www.isixsigma.com/industries/aerospace-and-defense/boeing/, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Quality Assurance Program, http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/Contracts/SeaPort-e/Pages/QualityAssurance.aspx, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Quality Toolbox - Tools & Techniques, http://www.gdls.com/suppliers/quality/quality_toolbox.pdf, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Smith, L. Six Sigma goes to Washington. Public agencies from the Navy to city governments, improve quality, https://www.qualitydigest.com/may05/articles/01_article.shtml, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Technology Today, Raytheon Six Sigma™ Promotes Success, https://www.raytheon.com/news/technology_today/archive/2012_i2.pdf, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Tyszkiewicz, A.M. (2016). Efekytywna Six Sigma? O wpływie Six Sigma na kondycję finansową firmy, rozpisani.pl, pp. 88.
White, G. BAE Systems achieves excellence with lean sigma, http://www.manufacturingglobal.com/lean-manufacturing/bae-systems-achieves-excellence-lean-sigma, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Wolniak, R. (2014). Korzyści doskonalenia systemów zarządzania jakością opartych o wymagania normy ISO 9001:2008, Problemy Jakości, 3, pp. 20.
Zell, S. Six Sigma Guides Lockheed Martin Toward Corporate Sustainability Goals, http://www.sixsigmadaily.com/six-sigma-guides-lockheed-martin-sustainability-goals/, accesed on 14.10.2017.
Copyright (c) 2018 Central European Review of Economics & Finance
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.