Normative approach to six sigma project selection

Mahmood Al Kindi*

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This paper introduces the notion of expected utility and how to implement it in Six Sigma. Moreover, it intends to bridge the gap between process variation and the economic impact in order to have a clear view of economical consequences. It is agreed that the key for the success of any manufacturing firm is to select the most profitable project. There is a significant awareness in the Six Sigma community of the need for a tool that incorporates uncertainties, is data driven, and takes into account all financial aspects. Having an outstanding process quality is not necessarily an economical objective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2011 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 5th IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2011 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Apr 4 2011Apr 7 2011


Other2011 5th IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2011
CityMontreal, QC


  • Expected Utility
  • Project Selection
  • Six Sigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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