Lean Six Sigma for Utilities

Utility companies provide electricity, gas, and water for public use. Lean and Six Sigma aid in effectively making that happen. We include a comprehensive resource guide on the use of Lean in utilities from the US Environmental Protection Agency and a paper exploring the use of Lean Six Sigma in the power sector. We’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical products were manufactured in 44 countries in 2019*. The production processes lend themselves to improvement through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at a general paper on implementing Lean and Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical industry and three case studies: one each from Ireland, India, and Indonesia. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Methodologies in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 15,600 nursing homes in the United States in 2016. Older data from 1997 has the information for 10 countries*. Lean methodologies are being used to improve elderly care. We’ll look at two applications one from Singapore and another from Michigan. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Dentistry

Dentists provide dental care in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies help improve dental practice. We’ll look at applications from the UAE and India, and finish with a video of digital dentistry.   Applying Lean Six Sigma to Improve Dental Registration Process and Service Quality: UAE   In a case study [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Engine Manufacturing

Whether gasoline or diesel, engines drive vehicles around the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in their manufacture. We’ll look at two applications from India and a master's thesis from Sweden. Then we’ll finish with a video of Cummins diesel engine manufacturing.   Six Sigma Applied to Engine Assembly and Testing: India   In [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Cardboard Box Production

Cardboard or corrugated fiberboard boxes are used throughout the world for packaging. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improved production and reduce waste. We’ll look at applications from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Egypt and reference a video on how corrugated cardboard boxes are made. Finally, we include a link to a related previously [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Laboratory Management

Laboratories perform key analyses and are critical in medical, chemical, and other industries. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in laboratory management. We’ll look at two applications from Turkey and the USA, and an article on the benefits of Lean and Lean Six Sigma in the clinical laboratory. We’ll finish with a video tour of [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Operating Room

What are some of the applications of Lean and Six Sigma in the operating room? We take a look at three: two from New York and one from China. We’ll finish with a video tour of the Royal London Hospital Neurosurgery Operating Theater.   Using Lean and Six Sigma to Improve Operating Room Efficiency: New [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Coffee Industry

Over 70 countries produce coffee. Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are the top five producers. Overall, 30-40% of the world enjoys a cup of coffee daily. Lean and Six Sigma aid in the coffee production that makes that possible. We’ll look at cases from Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand and finish with a video of [...]

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