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Global Biofuel Production – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Biofuels continue to gain attention around the world as alternative energy sources. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma applications in their production and applications from Germany, Brazil, and USA: Arizona. We’ll finish with a video of how biodiesel is made.   Lean Six Sigma and Biogas Production: Germany   In a [...]

Product Quantity and Product Revenue Analyses

In a previous blog post, we discussed making a simplified value stream map.* In this post, we look at product-quantity analysis and product-revenue analysis and how they are used up front in Value Stream Mapping to select the product family that will be mapped. Then we finish with a short video on another approach to [...]

Mapping Problem-Solving Methodologies

There are many problem methodologies used for process improvement. We’ll look at discussions and articles from experts on the comparisons among some of the more well-known approaches. If an article has a summary comparison chart, we reproduce it. We finish with a short video on mathematician George Polya’s 4-step Problem Solving approach. Approaches Mentioned: PDCA [...]

2023-12-03T13:01:17-06:00By |0 Comments

Lean Applications in Knife Manufacturing

Knives of all types have always been essential, whether for commercial or personal use. We’ll look at the application of Lean in knife manufacturing from top manufacturers and finish with a video of how a top of the line chef’s knife is made.   Lean at Gerber Gear   In an article titled “4 Challenges [...]

Baggage Handling: How Lean and Six Sigma Can Help

A 2019 BBC News article by Chris Baranuik asked the question, “Why do airlines still mislay 25 million bags a year?”* We’ll look at Lean and Six Sigma applications focusing on improving baggage handling and finish with a video of the Individual Carrier System for baggage handling at San Francisco International Airport. *Source  Applying Lean [...]

2023-11-13T17:47:27-06:00By |0 Comments

The Gaming Industry: Roles for Lean Six Sigma

In 2023, the video games market is projected to reach a revenue of US $249.60 bn*. How are Lean and Six Sigma used in game development? We’ll refer to two resources that discuss how to use Lean Six Sigma in game development and see a Lean Six Sigma job description from one of the major [...]

Lean, Turnaround, and Improvement in the Cruise Industry

A typical cruise ship is a small floating city.  The on and off-loading of passengers and their belongings along with needed materials for trips is a major undertaking. This is called the turnaround. We’ll look at that along with cruise ship cabin construction and refurbishment and finish with a video on how Royal Caribbean cruise [...]

Alcoholic Beverage Industry: Lean Six Sigma Improvements

Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed around the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve their production processes. We’ll look at applications from the USA, Nigeria, and South Africa and finish with a video of how bourbon is made. NOTE: The following link lists the 30 largest alcoholic beverage companies worldwide with a [...]

Film Making: Applying Lean and Six Sigma

The first short movie is attributed to Eadweard J. Muybridge who created an 11 frame short of a running horse in 1878. The first motion picture was created by Louis Le Prince in 1888.* The global box office for 2021 was estimated at $21.4 billion.** We’ll take a look at the application of Lean and [...]

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