Project Management

Help and Service Desks: Lean and Six Sigma Applications

Help and service desks are important to serve customers with technical, billing, and other issues. Lean and Six Sigma can aid both associates and customers in that service process. We’ll look at three applications and finish with a video of a day in the life of a service desk analyst.   Implementing  Six Sigma to [...]

Outboard Engines and Motorboats – Lean Six Sigma Application

The key players in the marine outboard engines market are Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine), Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co. Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Tohatsu Corporation, AB Volvo, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co., Ltd., and Hidea Power Machinery Co., Ltd*.  Lean and Six Sigma are used in the manufacture of [...]

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 [...]

Flat Panel Displays – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Asia is the epicenter of flat panel display manufacturing, with 95% of production shared between Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore. There Lean Six Sigma is used to improve flat panel production. We’ll look at applications from Taiwan and two Master’s theses and then see a video from a top Chinese flat panel manufacturer.   [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Improving Vaccinations

As you might expect, Lean and Six Sigma are potent methodology weapons that can be applied to vaccination development, distribution, and inoculation. We’ll look at four applications: U.S. Naval Academy, USA-Michigan, USA-Tennessee, and Saudi Arabia and finish with a short video on how vaccines are made.   Lean Six Sigma and Vaccinations at the U.S. [...]

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 [...]

The Forest Industry – How Lean Methodology Contributes

From obtaining timber to manufacturing secondary forest products, Lean and Six Sigma have a role in improving performance and eliminating waste in the forest industry. We’ll look at several examples of Lean applications and include an SPC Handbook for the treated wood industry. Finally, we’ll go on a virtual sawmill tour of how logs are [...]

Retail and Convenience Stores – Lean and Six Sigma

Retail and convenience stores exist in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma are used throughout the retail industry. We’ll look at three applications. First, a discussion of the retail industry challenges and the benefits of applying Lean Six Sigma. Then we’ll look at applications from Mexico and Portugal. We’ll finish with a [...]

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Railcars Move Products – Lean and Six Sigma Applications

There are seven types of railcars: Autorack, Gondola, Boxcar, Flatcar, Tank Car, Covered Hopper, and Open-Top Hopper*. Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving quality and reducing wastes in the railcar industry. We’ll look at two applications: one from South Africa and another from the United States. Then we’ll finish with a short video on [...]

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