Manufacturing

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 [...]

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 [...]

Satellite Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma Applications

Satellites are indispensable for modern life. They are used for the global positioning systems, communication, weather forecasting, television signals, and internet provision. We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma methods and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly in satellite manufacturing and finish with a video on satellite build and launch.   Lean Transformation for [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Radio Manufacturing and Repair

Radios are used in a variety of applications including automobile, aircraft, police and military, and base stations. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in radio manufacturing and repair in Malaysia, USA, Portugal and Sweden and finish with a video of how two-way radios are manufactured.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to [...]

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 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 [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the RV and Trailer Industry

Lean and Six Sigma are important in the RV and trailer business. We’ll look at several applications, first for RVs and hauling trailers and second for truck trailers and finish with a video of how truck trailers are made in France, Turkey, and Texas.   RVs and Hauling Trailers   Lean Manufacturing and the RV [...]

Global Biofuel Production – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Biofuels continue to gain attention around the world as alternative energy sources. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma applications in their production and applications from Germany, Brazil, and USA: Arizona. We’ll finish with a video of how biodiesel is made.   Lean Six Sigma and Biogas Production: Germany   In a [...]

Lean Applications in Knife Manufacturing

Knives of all types have always been essential, whether for commercial or personal use. We’ll look at the application of Lean in knife manufacturing from top manufacturers and finish with a video of how a top of the line chef’s knife is made.   Lean at Gerber Gear   In an article titled “4 Challenges [...]

Alcoholic Beverage Industry: Lean Six Sigma Improvements

Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed around the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve their production processes. We’ll look at applications from the USA, Nigeria, and South Africa and finish with a video of how bourbon is made. NOTE: The following link lists the 30 largest alcoholic beverage companies worldwide with a [...]

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