Case Study

The Cobra Effect – Unintended Consequences

The Cobra Effect is a great example of unintended consequences that arise when solving a problem. We’ll highlight the Cobra Effect and other examples of unintended consequences both in articles and a video and mention two Six Sigma tools that can aid in surfacing potential unintended consequences before they occur.   The Cobra Effect and [...]

Property Management With Lean and Six Sigma

The property management industry in the United States generates $99.449 billion in annual revenue and is expected to grow* We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma in property management and finish with a video of a day in the life of a property manager. *Source   Six Sigma in Property Management   In [...]

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Natural and Synthetic Rubber Production – Lean and Six Sigma Applications

Rubber, both natural and synthetic, is used in rubber manufacturing around the world to produce many different products. Lean and Six Sigma aid in that production by improving quality and reducing waste. We’ll look at three applications from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States. Then we’ll finish with two videos: one on how synthetic rubber [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Shipping Container Industry

Shipping containers hold much of the goods that are used as end products or as components of to be manufactured products. Lean and Six Sigma are used to increase the efficiency with which these containers are loaded, arrive at ports, and are subsequently transported. We’ll look at applications in Iran, Scandinavia, and Indonesia. We’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Jewelry Industry

The earliest jewelry found was dated from around 25,000 years ago and was a simple necklace made of fish bones. Let’s see how Lean and Six Sigma are used in jewelry manufacturing today. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in jewelry making in Thailand, Indonesia, Portugal, and Peru and finish with [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Law Enforcement

Lean and Six Sigma are being used to aid in many aspects of law enforcement around the world. We’ll look at applications from Florida, New York, Louisiana, the UK, and Indiana. We’ll then finish with a video of how standard work is applied to K9 teams in the Enforcement Compliance Division of the Arizona Department [...]

Cause and Effect Diagrams Follow On

There are many articles on constructing a cause-and-effect diagram. But what’s next? How do you prioritize what to focus on first? There are many approaches to this usually termed cause and effect analysis. We’ll focus on four examples ordered from the simplest to the more complex.   Simple Approach to Analyzing Cause and Effect Diagrams: [...]

LSS in the Publishing and Printing Industries

Printing and publishing are the result of a production process. As a result, Lean and Six Sigma are appropriate methodologies to achieve improvement. We’ll look at a Malaysian case study of applying Lean and Six Sigma in printing. Then we’ll finish with two more general articles: one on Lean Six Sigma generic project definitions in [...]

Lean and Six Sigma in the Textile Industry

Textiles are manufactured through a production process. As such, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are candidates for process improvement. We’ll introduce six textile case studies from around the world that used Six Sigma and Lean. Tunisia: Six Sigma and PDCA Egypt: Lean Six Sigma India: Lean Six Sigma Jordan: Six Sigma Thailand: Six Sigma Ecuador: Lean [...]

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