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Lean Six Sigma Applications in the Rice Industry

Global rice consumption for 2023/24 is anticipated to reach an unprecedented 523.9 million tons.* The global rice market size was valued at USD 287.45 billion in 2021** We’ll look at several applications of Lean and Six Sigma to rice production in Thailand, Australia, and Indonesia and finish with a video of how rice is processed. [...]

Lean Applications in Unions

Labor Unions formed in England in the early 19th century with the Industrial Revolution.  The formation of the Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers (shoemakers) in Philadelphia in 1794 marks the beginning of sustained trade union organization among American workers.* We’ll look at applications of Lean to unions and finish with a short video on the [...]

The Justice System: Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement

Every country in the world has a court system presided over by the judiciary. Lean and Six Sigma can play a role in improving the quality of the courts and the associated legal system. We’ll look at several applications and finish with a video talk of the dangers of using predictive algorithms in criminal justice. [...]

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 [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Asphalt and Paving Industries

Asphalt is a black, semi-solid form of petroleum used to bind aggregate together. Asphalt’s most common use is to form smooth, durable surfaces for roads, driveways, walking paths, and parking lots. Lean and Six Sigma methods aid production and use of asphalt and paving. We’ll look at applications from Thailand, the USA, and Lebanon and [...]

May 2024 ISSSP Webinar – Variation Reduction

May 15, 2024 2:00 pm (central) Presented by: Joel Smith   Abstract Countless improvement projects start with a realization - either formally through control charts or informally through observations - that the process is wildly unstable and unpredictable. Getting good data and assessing the impact of potential solutions requires a stable, "clean" process to make [...]

Conserving Water with Six Sigma

Life depends on water. And the amount of water on Earth is constant.* Only 3% of this water is fresh water, the amount needed for life to survive.** Therefore it is important to conserve water. We’ll look at the use of Six Sigma in water conservation and finish with videos on the lack of water [...]

Correctional Institutions: Lean Six Sigma for Improvement

“The term “correctional institution” means any prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, detention center, or halfway house, or any other similar institution designed for the confinement or rehabilitation of criminal offenders.”* Every country in the world has correctional institutions. Lean and Six Sigma have a role in improving them. We’ll look at several applications and view [...]

Manufacturing Electric Vehicles and Lean Six Sigma

The number of electric cars in the world continues to grow.  Between the years 2012 and 2021, 17,607,610 electric vehicles were sold globally (all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles combined).* Lean and Six Sigma methodologies contribute to the quality of their manufacture.  We’ll look at several applications and finish with a video on the long [...]

Lean Application in the Quarry and Aggregate Business

By 2020 the global stone mining and quarrying market had reached a value of nearly $8.059 billion. The market is expected to grow to $11.148 billion by 2025* We’ll look at Lean applications in the quarry business from Sweden and India and finish with a video of marble extraction and processing in Greece. *Source   [...]

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