Lean Six Sigma in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and prosthetics make it possible for millions to live improved lives. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in that regard. We’ll look at three applications: one from Italy and two from the USA. Then we’ll look at a video from Össur in Iceland on making a transtibial socket and reference a short article on [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Wheat Industry

Wheat is an extremely important worldwide product. Over two-thirds of wheat produced is used as food. Wheat provides 20% of the global population’s daily protein intake. However, wheat also has several other uses in paper, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, and soap*. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve wheat production, including harvesting, milling into flour, [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pesticide Industry

Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used throughout the world. Lean and Six Sigma aid in their manufacture, application, and distribution. We’ll look at three case studies from Indonesia and finish with a video of a smart pesticide formulation factory in China.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Waste in Pesticide Production: Indonesia   In [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Vision Care

Eyeglasses are made through a production process. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improve quality in this and many other aspects of vision care, including seeing patients and surgery. We’ll look at applications from Australia, USA: Indiana, Jordan, and Turkey. Then we’ll read some general recommendations for applying Kaizen and 5S in eye care [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Logistics

When we think of quality improvement in logistics, we primarily think of Lean applications. But Six Sigma has had a role also either separately or in combination with Lean. We’ll look at applications from Poland, Brazil, Jordan, and Portugal and finish with a video defining logistics management.   Six Sigma in Urban Logistics Management: Poland [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Humanitarian Aid

Unfortunately, due to always present world tragedies, there are refugees. Fortunately, humanitarian aid workers do what they can to help them. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can help in delivering that aid. We’ll look at applications from Texas, Africa, and Yemen and finish with a video of a humanitarian aid worker in a Sudanese refugee [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical products were manufactured in 44 countries in 2019*. The production processes lend themselves to improvement through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at a general paper on implementing Lean and Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical industry and three case studies: one each from Ireland, India, and Indonesia. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Dentistry

Dentists provide dental care in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies help improve dental practice. We’ll look at applications from the UAE and India, and finish with a video of digital dentistry.   Applying Lean Six Sigma to Improve Dental Registration Process and Service Quality: UAE   In a case study [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Engine Manufacturing

Whether gasoline or diesel, engines drive vehicles around the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in their manufacture. We’ll look at two applications from India and a master's thesis from Sweden. Then we’ll finish with a video of Cummins diesel engine manufacturing.   Six Sigma Applied to Engine Assembly and Testing: India   In [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Laboratory Management

Laboratories perform key analyses and are critical in medical, chemical, and other industries. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in laboratory management. We’ll look at two applications from Turkey and the USA, and an article on the benefits of Lean and Lean Six Sigma in the clinical laboratory. We’ll finish with a video tour of [...]

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