Computer Manufacturing Management Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Prognostic Health Management
Volume 6, Number 5, September 2010 - Paper 5 - pp. 453-466
GANG NIU1, DANIEL LAU1, MICHAEL PECHT1,21 Center for Prognostics and System Health Management, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
2 Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland,
College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
(Received on September 05, 009, revised on March 13, 2010)
Computer manufacturers have been applying Six Sigma for continuous quality improvement and Lean Manufacturing for reducing process waste in order to maximally meet customer requirements. However, top computer manufacturers are now realizing the design and production with advanced capability for early failure detection, fault diagnostic and prediction will significantly improve product life cycle performance and increase competitive advantages. In this paper, prognostic health management is proposed as a predictive management strategy centered by technological approach. Through integration with Lean Six Sigma, a raised computer manufacturing management performance can be achieved.
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