Project Management

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Six Sigma, Hearing Loss, and Audiology

People around the world suffer from hearing loss. We look at the application of Lean Six Sigma in cochlear implant practices and noise management to reduce hearing disorders.  Audiologists provide services to aid in improving hearing. We finish with one video explaining what an audiologist is and another on the history of hearing aids.   [...]

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 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 [...]

Lean, Turnaround, and Improvement in the Cruise Industry

A typical cruise ship is a small floating city.  The on and off-loading of passengers and their belongings along with needed materials for trips is a major undertaking. This is called the turnaround. We’ll look at that along with cruise ship cabin construction and refurbishment and finish with a video on how Royal Caribbean cruise [...]

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