Lean Six Sigma Aplicado a la Reducción de Riesgos Sísmicos. Caso de Estudio en Ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: Lean Six Sigma applied to the reduction of seismic risks. Case study in Ecuador

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Abstract

Ecuador is located in the area called Ring of Fire, why is constantly exposed to the presence of seismic events, however despite the threat has to face the country, there have been no further progress in the prevention of seismic risks, resulting in a high cost of human lives and infrastructure. Faced with this problem, and in order to reduce the level of vulnerability of the population, the following study proposes applying the approach Lean Six Sigma as a tool for prevention of seismic risk, using the methodology of problem solving called DMAIC (define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). To better explain this method, a case study in Ecuador where they developed each of these stages was performed. In the end it is concluded that the proposed methodology is fully effective to improve the responsiveness of a country facing a natural disaster such as an earthquake.

Translated title of the contributionLean Six Sigma applied to the reduction of seismic risks. Case study in Ecuador
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities", LACCEI 2019
PublisherLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
ISBN (Electronic)9780999344361
ISBN (Print)9780999344361
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 24 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6390

Conference

Conference17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019
Country/TerritoryJamaica
CityMontego Bay
Period24/07/1926/07/19

Keywords

  • Earthquakes
  • Lean six sigma
  • Prevention
  • Risks
  • Seism

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