Technological impact on defect reduction: A quality management perspective
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© 2018 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). All rights reserved. The current work aims to shed light on the effect of technology to reduce defects in manufacturing, via a systematic literature review in industrial robots, six-sigma, radio-frequency identification, design for six-sigma, and advanced manufacturing technologies. The systematic literature review is a technique to gather and analyze information from the literature to identify patterns that can provide guidance for future research. In this case, such technique makes visible the critical effects on reduction of defects and other direct and manufacturing related cost that occur as a consequence of new technology implementation. The current information on such effects is dispersed in a plethora of published works. Therefore, this paper aims to gather, analyze, and organize that information in a convenient fashion so it can be useful in future simulation-based studies.