Implementation of Six Sigma quality system in Celestica with practical examples

Leila Jannesari Ladani, Diganta Das, Jerry L. Cartwright, Robert Yenkner, Jafar Razmi

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This paper presents the Six Sigma methodology and the way it is implemented in an EMS company. The importance of EMS industry and its role in electronic manufacturing are discussed. The competitive advantages of Six Sigma for EMS companies are presented. Qualities and responsibilities of infrastructure levels and training procedure at each level is presented. Greenbelt and Black Belt course of study at each step as used in Celestica is provided. A comparison between Six Sigma implementation in Celestica, General Electric and Motorola is provided. Two technical examples of the projects implemented successfully through DMAIC process in Celestica are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-88
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Celestica
  • Defects reduction
  • EMS industry
  • Six Sigma
  • Soldering
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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