Lean Six Sigma in the Shipping Container Industry

Shipping containers hold much of the goods that are used as end products or as components of to be manufactured products. Lean and Six Sigma are used to increase the efficiency with which these containers are loaded, arrive at ports, and are subsequently transported. We’ll look at applications in Iran, Scandinavia, and Indonesia. We’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Apparel Industry

Everyone wears apparel. We would expect the apparel manufacturing market to be large. In fact, according to IBISWorld, the global apparel manufacturing market size reached $825.7 billion in 2021*. Lean and Six Sigma applications in the industry serve to improve processes, reduce defects and waste. We’ll take a look at several cases focusing on the [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Tire Industry

Tires are made through a production process. Lean and Six Sigma have been used in the tire industry to improve manufacturing processes. We’ll look at four case studies of their use: two from India and one each from Portugal and Spain. Then we’ll finish with two videos of how tires are made: one an animation [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Glass Manufacturing

Glass is produced through a manufacturing process. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improve glass-making. We’ll examine examples of several glass-making processes using Lean and Six Sigma from picture tubes to windshields. We’ll finish with a video of the float glass manufacturing process. Glass Neck of Picture Tubes: India In a paper titled “Implementation [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Cosmetic Industry

Cosmetics are produced through manufacturing processes. Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methodologies that are useful in cosmetics production. We’ll look at Lean and Six Sigma applications in Brazil, the Philippines, and Italy and finish with a video example of skin cream manufacturing. Six Sigma Project Enablers and Inhibitors: Brazil In an article titled “The [...]

Intelligent Order Fulfillment

Online ordering has continued to rapidly increase, particularly over the last year. How can one fulfill orders and keep the customer satisfied? We’ll hear from three sources about intelligent order fulfillment. First, from HighJump (now Körber), a company that provides integrated systems for warehouse, transportation, and logistics that helps large organizations address eCommerce orders. Craig Moore, [...]

Supply Chain Performance Measurement

A supply chain is defined as the sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity. But what is involved in the management and performance measurement of a supply chain? First, what is supply chain management? For that we turn to a video from Wisc-Online, a repository of free high-quality educational learning [...]

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