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 [...]

LSS in the Solid Waste Industry

Treating and disposing of solid waste is an age-old problem. How can Lean Six Sigma help? We’ll answer by exploring several cases:  Reducing waste collection accidents  Improving infectious waste disposal  Reducing trash pickup costs Reducing solid waste transfer costs  Improving aluminum can recycling rates Reducing Waste Collection Accidents: Jakarta Accidents can occur during solid waste [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Production processes are a major part of laundry and dry cleaning. As a result, Lean and Six Sigma applications can lead to major improvements. We’ll explore the application of Lean and Six Sigma by looking at three cases:  implementation in two hospital laundry systems, and in a dry cleaning plant. Linen Loss Reduction In an [...]

Continuous Improvement in Theme and Amusement Parks

Theme and amusement parks provide entertainment for people in many countries all over the world*. How is continuous improvement being addressed in these parks? We’ll answer the question by first looking at how Lean was applied in a safari park and then at a master’s thesis focused on providing a framework for continuous improvement initiatives. [...]

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