Textile is among the leading sectors in the Indian economy in terms of production, exports, employment and contribution to the exchequer. India needs to reform its laws, modernize machinery and scale up capacities to global level to exploit this opportunity. Apart from the above factors, the application of management techniques in the business will bring long term stability in the market and better company reputation. The paramount need for a paradigm shift is essential for todays business scenario. Six sigma is such a management tool is viewed as a systematic, scientific, statistical and smarter approach to create quality innovation and total customer satisfaction. This paper emphasizes the six sigma concepts and possible area of six sigma applications in textile industry.

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Author is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore