Integration of Ergonomics and Lean Six Sigma. A Model Proposal

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Lean Six Sigma (LSS) aims to help companies continuous improvement (CI), coping with the strong business competition and gaining organizational effectiveness. Both Ergonomics and LSS are system-oriented approaches and could have a synergistic effect in CI. The integration of Ergonomics and LSS requires a new methodological framework that evolves from their single approaches, which coherently applies the principles of both and simultaneously ensuring gains in productivity and in working conditions. To help SME (99% of all businesses in EU) to realize their full potential a tool that supports the implementation of the mentioned framework is also desirable. A practical tool to fulfill this goal can assume the form of a Decision Support System (DSS). Therefore the objective of this paper is to present the model of a framework and of an associated DSS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-897
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015
Conference number: 6th


  • Decision Support Systems
  • Methodological framework
  • SME
  • Working conditions


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