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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Quality Management Journal

For a Special Issue on
Integration of Lean Six Sigma with Industry 4.0 for Organizational Excellence

Manuscript deadline
30 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Jiju Antony, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Dr. Guilherme Tortorella, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
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Dr. Michael Sony, Faculty of Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia, Africa
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Integration of Lean Six Sigma with Industry 4.0 for Organizational Excellence

Industry 4.0 provides the infrastructure to potentially enhance the Lean/Six Sigma capability of an organization both at the operational and enterprise level. At the operational level, performance and operational data metrics can transmit in real time through the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) network enabling enhancements at the operational level. By LSS and Industry 4.0, numerous benefits have been identified like forecasting process defects in complex processes, enhancement of product and service quality and significant cost reduction. Moreover, in the era of Covid-19, this integrated approach can be extremely powerful in building organisational and supply chain resilience.

This Special Issue aims to publish papers that provide greater insights into the integration of LSS with Industry 4.0 technology. The focus of this special issue will be on the challenges involved in the integration, benefits of the integrated approach via case studies as well as the success factors for the implementation and sustainability of the integrated approach from empirical studies (e.g.: surveys, interviews etc.). The guest editors are happy to accept either conceptual papers or empirical in nature, and pursue theory building or theory testing. It is important that the papers must be useful and relevant to industry and practitioners.

Appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • LSS and its impact on Performance with Industry 4.0 as the moderator
  • LSS and Industry 4.0 in the Healthcare sector (Healthcare 4.0)
  • Industry 4.0 technologies (Automation, CPS, Big Data etc.) and their integration with LSS for achieving superior performance and quality
  • Lean and Industry 4.0 in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Drivers and barriers of LSS integration with Industry 4.0
  • Lean and Industry 4.0 in the Supply Chain
  • Lean Six Sigma and Industry 4.0 for Organizational Resilience

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts must be submitted by 30th of March 2022 and conform to QMJ requirements. Manuscripts will be reviewed in a double-blind fashion and according to QMJ review procedures.  The guest editors in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of QMJ will make all final decisions as to the suitability of manuscripts for the special issue.

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