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Integration of Ergonomics and Lean Six Sigma. A Model Proposal

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Procedia Manufacturing
· DOI :10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.124
Isabel L. Nunes9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NOVA: Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
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Abstract Lean Six Sigma (LSS) aims to help companies continuous improvement (CI), coping with the strong business competition and gaining organizational effectiveness. Both Ergonomics and LSS are system-oriented approaches and could have a synergistic effect in CI. The integration of Ergonomics and LSS requires a new methodological framework that evolves from their single approaches, which coherently applies the principles of both and simultaneously ensuring gains in productivity and in working conditions. To help SME (99% of all businesses in EU) to realize their full potential a tool that supports the implementation of the mentioned framework is also desirable. A practical tool to fulfill this goal can assume the form of a Decision Support System (DSS). Therefore the objective of this paper is to present the model of a framework and of an associated DSS.
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