IMPLEMENTING THE LEAN SIX SIGMA AS A STRATEGY IN A SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES)
In this paper we provide an exploration and analysis of implementing Lean Six Sigma (LSS) as a strategy in manufacturing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Critical factors are identified and analysed. Exploratory evidences about LSS implementation in SMEs were collected from a survey study. To understand insight in how organizations translate CSFs into practice and cope with impeding factors, additional in-depth qualitative information was gathered from secondary source. The study outlines the issues that were fundamental to their successes in implementing the concept as a strategy. A research methodology comprises of literature review, observation of companies’ practices and personal interviews have been employed to reach to the conclusion.