Lean Six Sigma in smart factories based on Industry 4.0

Farhad Anvari*, Rodger Edwards, Hari Agung Yuniarto

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The purpose of this article is to present the preliminary results from ongoing research on Lean Six Sigma in Industry 4.0 based on a novel and comprehensive approach. It shows that Lean Six Sigma and Industry 4.0 mutually support each other. To develop a deeper and more dynamic mutual support, updates on Lean Six Sigma based on 3 critical principles are suggested. It provides a number of sound perspectives on improvement to the Lean Six Sigma methodology to develop an intelligent, sophisticated, integrated and efficient approach for continuous improvement within smart factories. The findings assist in tackling chronic problems and new challenges in Manufacturing such as Energy Management. The suggested principles leverage Industry 4.0 capabilities for humans in the world of robots.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Trends in Energy and Environment (IJETEE)
Issue number1
Early online date27 Sept 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Sept 2020


  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Industry 4.0
  • smart factories
  • energy management
  • quality
  • sustainability


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