Engineering

Lean Six Sigma in Lithium Ion and Thermal Battery Production

The lithium ion battery global market size was expected to be USD 44.49 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 193.13 billion by 2028.*  Six Sigma is used to improve quality in lithium ion and lithium thermal battery production. We’ll look at applications from Sweden, Denmark, and the USA and finish with a [...]

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 [...]

Manufacturing Aluminum with Lean and Six Sigma

China produced 38,837,000 metric tons of aluminum in 2021, over 6.5 times of the next largest producer.* We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in aluminum-related industries from Portugal, Iraq, Nigeria, and Indonesia and finish with an animated video of how aluminum is made and its uses. *Source   Using Six Sigma [...]

Outboard Engines and Motorboats – Lean Six Sigma Application

The key players in the marine outboard engines market are Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine), Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co. Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Tohatsu Corporation, AB Volvo, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co., Ltd., and Hidea Power Machinery Co., Ltd*.  Lean and Six Sigma are used in the manufacture of [...]

Flat Panel Displays – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Asia is the epicenter of flat panel display manufacturing, with 95% of production shared between Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore. There Lean Six Sigma is used to improve flat panel production. We’ll look at applications from Taiwan and two Master’s theses and then see a video from a top Chinese flat panel manufacturer.   [...]

Improving Water Bottling Globally: Lean and Six Sigma

Bottled water is produced and bottled in a series of process steps. Lean and Six Sigma have been applied to reduce wastes and defects and improve efficiency. We’ll look at applications from Nigeria, Indonesia, and Greece and finish with a video of a water filling line in China.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to Reduce [...]

Railcars Move Products – Lean and Six Sigma Applications

There are seven types of railcars: Autorack, Gondola, Boxcar, Flatcar, Tank Car, Covered Hopper, and Open-Top Hopper*. Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving quality and reducing wastes in the railcar industry. We’ll look at two applications: one from South Africa and another from the United States. Then we’ll finish with a short video on [...]

Lean and Six Sigma in Highway Engineering and Roads

Every country in the world has networks of highways and roads that have been engineered and constructed. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in the engineering, construction, and transportation processes. We’ll look at three applications: Highway Engineering – Thailand, Road Construction – India, and Road Transportation Products – Brazil. Then we’ll finish with two interesting [...]

Improving Weld Processes Through Lean and Six Sigma

Welding processes are used around the world in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, construction and many others. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve the quality of the welds and the associated processes. We’ll look at three applications from Pakistan and India, and see how to implement Lean in welding [...]

Water Treatment Plants and Six Sigma DMAIC Applications

Water treatment plants are essential in modern life. Six Sigma helps them improve quality and reduce environmental impact and operational costs. We’ll look at Six Sigma applications from Indonesia and Romania and finish with a video of how water treatment plants work.   Using Six Sigma to Improve Water Quality in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Indonesia [...]

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