The purpose of this paper is to apply Six Sigma methodology, a systematic and structured approach for quality improvement in wind energy sector. This paper discusses the development of sustainable wind farm roads for an organization engaged in manufacturing, installation and servicing of windmills in India.
This paper illustrates the Six Sigma DMAIC approach and its application for development of sustainable wind farm roads.
The systematic and data driven approach of Six Sigma methodology identified many root causes for road damages and solutions were implemented to ensure sustainable wind farm roads.
Six Sigma has been successfully implemented world over in different business processes ranging from manufacturing to service and health care. However its application is very uncommon in areas like road construction. This article demonstrates the applicability of Six Sigma methodology in uncommon areas.
Gijo, E. and Sarkar, A. (2013), "Application of Six Sigma to improve the quality of the road for wind turbine installation", The TQM Journal, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 244-258. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542731311307438Download as .RIS
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