Volume 6 Number 3 Year - 2012
Number of articles: 11
IMPROVEMENT PROCESS FOR ROLLING MILL THROUGH THE DMAIC SIX SIGMA APPROACH
Authors: Kunal Ganguly
Abstract: This project aims to address the problems that are facing a large aluminum company in a) Developing Hot Rolling Mill Capabilities for Wider Widths Hard Alloys Rolling and b) Eliminate down time due to strip /coil slippage during hard alloys 5xxx rolling at Hot Mill. The challenge for the company was to cater the fast changing export demand for Flat Rolled products with its existing resources. By applying Six Sigma principles, the team identified the current situation that the rolling mills operations were in. Si x Sigma DMAIC methodologies were use d in the project to determine the project's CTQ characteristics, defining the possible causes, Identifying the variation sources, establishing variable relationships and Implementing Control Plans. The project can be useful for any company that needs to fi nd the most cost efficient way to improve and utilize its resources.
Keywords: Six Sigma, DMAIC Methodology, Aluminum Industry, Hot Rolling