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 [...]

Global Spice Production – Lean and Six Sigma for Improvement

Spices are used around the world. The global seasoning and spices market size was valued at USD 35.38 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2022 to 2030*. The spice industry uses Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve quality and production. We’ll look [...]

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 [...]

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 Paint and Coatings Manufacturing

Lean and Six Sigma are used in the paint and coatings manufacturing industry to reduce defects, improve flow, and reduce waste. We’ll look at three cases from Saudi Arabia, DuPont, and United Arab Emirates. We’ll finish with an interesting video on the paint manufacturing process.   Using Lean Manufacturing Techniques in Paint Manufacturing: Saudi Arabia [...]

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