Increase of Efficiency in the Optical Fiber Area in a Manufacturing Company. A Case Study

  • Arturo RealyvásquezEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


Efficiency is one of the main parameters manufacturing companies want to improve. Defective products are negatively related to efficiciency. This chapter presents a case study of increase of efficiency in a manufacturing company, specifically in the optical fiber area (OFA). Initially, the OFA had a efficiency of 76.96%, which is unacceptable by the company, since the standard is ≥85%. Then, the objective of this project is to increase the efficiency of the OFA in a percentage within the srandard. To achieve this. The DMAIC method is applied. Results indicate that, once improvements ware implemented, total efficiency of the OFA was 90.17%, which is in the standard of the company. As conclusion, the DMAIC method is a valuable tool to increase the efficiency of manufacturing process. For this, it is recommended to apply this method in different proccess in the OFA.


Optical fiber area Efficiency Defective products DMAIC Manufacturing process 



Author wants to acknowledge to the company and engineers for allow implement this project. Also, author want to acknowledge to the Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana for allowing the use of its facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringInstituto Tecnológico de TijuanaTijuanaMexico

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