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Lean Six Sigma and Improvements in the Poultry Industry

Poultry consumption around the world falls into two main categories: meat and eggs. There are a variety of birds that are used in the poultry industry: chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, partridges, pheasants and others. Lean and Six Sigma methods are used to improve production and quality, whether for meat or eggs. We’ll look at several [...]

Quality in the Tomato Industry

Tomatoes are classified as a fruit not a vegetable. Accordingly, tomatoes are the most frequently eaten fruit in the world. Global production of tomatoes was estimated to be 44.19 million tons in 2023.* We’ll look at quality in tomato production and finish with a video of how a particular variety of tomatoes are grown commercially. [...]

Grocery Stores and Lean Six Sigma Applications

Grocery store shopping is part of everyday life in most of the world. We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma in grocery stores in Saudi Arabia, Portugal, and Turkey and see a video of what grocery shopping is like in Japan.   Lean Manufacturing in Grocery Stores: Saudi Arabia In a case study [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Quality in the Potato Chip Industry

The 2020 estimated global market value of packaged potato chips was $30 billion U.S. dollars, and is predicted to reach $43.2 billion by 2026.* We’ll look at Lean and Six Sigma and quality in potato chip production and finish with two videos: one on how potato chips were invented and another on how potato chips [...]

Improving Juice Production with Lean Six Sigma

Revenue in the juices segment amounts to US $116.80bn in 2023.* We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma from Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Haiti and finish with a video of how various juices are produced. *Source   Optimizing Guava Juice Production Using Lean Six Sigma: Indonesia   In a study titled “Study on optimization [...]

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Quality Improvement in the Avocado Industry

Over 60 countries produce avocados. The estimated total world production for avocados in 2020 was 8,059,359 metric tons, up 13.9% from 7,077,148 tons in 2019.* We’ll look at how avocado quality is determined in such an important agricultural industry and provide resources for quality improvement measures that are being used and finish with a video [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Tea Industry

The global tea market was valued at nearly 200 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 and is expected to rise to over 318 billion dollars by 2025*. Tea is produced commercially in over 60 countries. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improve production and distribution and reduce waste. We’ll look at applications from the UK, [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Food Banks

Food banks are essential organizations to help the needy. Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving their processes and reducing waste. We’ll look at four applications from Singapore, Boston, Poland, and Seattle. Then we’ll see a video of a food bank operation in Nevada.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Food Bank Vending Machine [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Sugar Industry

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 124 countries produce sugar as of 2022. But it’s used in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma help improve sugar production and reduce waste. We’ll look a four applications: two from Indonesia, and one each from Ethiopia, and Thailand. Then we [...]

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