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Reducing the Vehicle Turnaround Time inside the Oil Industry Using Six Sigma DMAIC Approach


Suhas N. Karajgar , Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India; Dr. D. N. Raut, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India


Six Sigma, Vehicle Turnaround Time


There is a high pressure today on every industry of reduced cycle time. A very powerful and recent philosophy in this area is six sigma. Six sigma is becoming very popular and its advantage is being taken for improving productivity. In industry vehicle turnaround time is the time taken by the vehicle for completing all the operations. In oil industry vehicle turnaround time inside the plant determines the productivity of the system. The more the number of processes involved higher will be the complexity and hence the vehicle turnaround time will be higher. This vehicle turnaround time is the loss for the plant as it is the waiting time for the vehicles in the product loading lines. Six sigma DMAIC tool is a process improvement tool. A case study has been conducted at a heavy oil industry to reduce vehicle turnaround time by using six sigma DMAIC tool which focuses on improving the existing processes and the productivity of the plant. Implementation of six sigma DMAIC tool in an oil industry resulted in reduction of vehicle turnaround time by 20%.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I60010
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2018
Page(s): 1-3

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