Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

The AJOL site is currently undergoing a major upgrade, and there will temporarily be some restrictions to the available functionality.
-- Users will not be able to register or log in during this period.
-- Full text (PDF) downloads of Open Access journal articles will be available as always.
-- Full text (PDF) downloads of subscription based journal articles will NOT be available
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please check back soon, as we will revert to usual policy as soon as possible.

The impact of embedded total productive maintenance with six sigma on supply chain performance

S.K. Sing, M.H. Mohd Saudi


The purpose of the work presented in this paper is to capture the current state of Six Sigma and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) as well as to propose the embedded approach of Six Sigma and TPM on improving supply chain performance. The approach to this paper is to answer the questions such as “how does TPM impact the Supply Chain Management Performance?”, “how does Six Sigma impact the Supply Chain Management Performance?” and “Can TPM be embedded into Six Sigma to improve Supply Chain Performance?” The relationship proposed in the framework was analyzed using Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The key findings of this paper has shown that supply chain performance can be improved by leveraging on the embed TPM with Six Sigma rather than applying each methodology separately.

Keywords: supply chain performance, Six Sigma, total productive maintenance

AJOL African Journals Online