IEOM Lean Six Sigma Global Competition: COVID-19 Pandemic
Problem Solving using DMAIC Methodology
Submission Deadline Extended to May 22, 2020
Call for Papers for COVID-19 Case Studies
No registration fee is required. Participants are encouraged to contribute to front-line healthcare support team.
A special proceedings will be published for all COVID-19 case studies. Please follow the IEOM template:
Submission Link: https://www.xcdsystem.com/IEOM/abstract/index.cfm?ID=JLjk7G1
The case study must illustrate Lean Six Sigma concepts that review current Covid-19 pandemic. The goal is to develop statistical analysis of conditions globally and determine if difference exists between countries. In additional model curve and determine time frame to “Flaten Curve” for particular country or region. The case study will allow the participant students to gain awareness, knowledge and critically demonstrate the application of DMAIC strategy to resolve complex processes. In particular, participant students will:
- Develop an understanding of utilizing a structured methodology to problem solve complex integrated processes
- Gain insight into driving critical decision points in problem-solving based on data instead of opinion(s) or emotion(s)
- Compare and contrast different solutions and make a suggestion on improvement action(s) with the maximum payoff.
You/your team are/is requested to focus on a specific country or region of your choice that has been significantly impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. Six Sigma encompasses tools to make statistical comparison between population samples. It contains has methodology to perform predictive analysis.
You/your team have/has been tasked to resolve a complex global concern. Applying the DAMIC process teams must provide statistical analysis of Covid-19 pandemic. Depending on the selected approach to address the concern different tools will be employed throughout DMAIC process to narrow Key Process Input Variables (KPIVs) that are driving unacceptable output(s). The report must also incorporate the following minimum requirements:
- Problem Statement
- Critical to Satisfaction (CTS)
- Process Map
- Baseline Performance Metric
- Key Source of Variations
- Validation of Key Varation Source (Turn ON/OFF Concern)
- Actions to Sustain Improvement
The analysis of the concern utilizing DMAIC process must include only tools necessary to resolve the concern. The focus should concentrate on a clear and minimalistic path to resolving the concern.
You/your team are/is free to follow any research, data collection and or analysis methodology that you/your team consider the most appropriate to address the required task.
A report of no more than 5,000 words submitted to IEOM Society. IEOM Paper Template should be followed. The deadline for the submission of the report is May 22, 2020. No submissions will be accepted beyond that date. You/your team are/is free to format and structure the report in any form you/your team consider it most appropriate. The only consideration that must be taken is to make sure that the case study is addressed in a thorough manner and clearly communicated through the report. Other requirements include:
- Submissions could be as individuals or a team of 2-3 members maximum.
- Participants should be current undergraduate, postgraduate or recent graduate students. It is also open for professionals and middle school & high school students.
- The Lean Six Sigma case study must be solved completely by the team members.
- Submission must be within the deadlines and no late submissions will be accepted.
Finalist teams will be invited to participate in a live virtual competition. Further information will be provided to the finalist teams. Winners will be selected based on categories.
- Good and effective report’s presentation
- Clearly and effectively structured and communicated report
- Demonstration of a clear understanding of supply chain and logistics challenges within the context of humanitarian missions
- Clear demonstration of the application of supply chain and logistics theory, concepts, methods and/or tools to solve complex supply chain and logistics issues in humanitarian missions
- Clear demonstration of the use of effective analytical and technical skills to solve supply chain and logistics challenges
- Clear demonstration of knowledge and skills to formulate and develop an implementation plan for a supply chain and logistics strategy
- A special proceedings will be prepared and published. Please follow the template: IEOM COVID-19 Paper Template.
- Wortman, B. (2010). Quality Council of Indiana. The Quality Engineer Primer, 24.
Contributions to Support the COVID-19 Front-Line Workers
As a participant, the IEOM Society encourages you to support the front-line workers in our local hospitals who are engaged in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the number of patients has continued to increase in our hospitals. Our doctors and nurses are endeavoring to meet the challenge that the coronavirus has presented to their patients. The IEOM Society would like to purchase pizza from local restaurants for our hospital workers. If our fund raising is significant, we could also purchase medical supplies as well. IEOM Society is also encouraging to support your local hospitals / medical centers for the front-line workers.
- Dr. Saso Krstovski, Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Technology University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr. Hayder Zghair, Adjunct Professor, Lawrence Technology University (email@example.com)
- Dr. Ahad Ali, Associate Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering Program, Lawrence Technology University, Southfield, Michigan, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prepare case study in MS Word.
- Do not add page number.
- Follow the exact format.
- No registration fee is required. Contribution is optional for COVID-19 pandemic support for front-line workers. Please contact Dr. Taufiq (email@example.com) for your contribution.
- Please submit your COVID-19 case study ONLINE – https://www.xcdsystem.com/IEOM/abstract/index.cfm?ID=JLjk7G1.
Author(s), case study title, affiliation, Proceedings of the IEOM Lean Six Sigma Global Competition – COVID-19 Pandemic, June 2020, page number.