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Grocery Stores and Lean Six Sigma Applications

Grocery store shopping is part of everyday life in most of the world. We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma in grocery stores in Saudi Arabia, Portugal, and Turkey and see a video of what grocery shopping is like in Japan.   Lean Manufacturing in Grocery Stores: Saudi Arabia In a case study [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Quality in Courier and Messenger Services

Courier and Messenger Services are essential around the world. We’ll look at a Lean Six Sigma application and the factors that impact courier service quality. We’ll finish with a video of a day in the life of a FedEx driver.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to Courier Services: Italy   In an article titled “Quality [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Radio Manufacturing and Repair

Radios are used in a variety of applications including automobile, aircraft, police and military, and base stations. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in radio manufacturing and repair in Malaysia, USA, Portugal and Sweden and finish with a video of how two-way radios are manufactured.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to [...]

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 Six Sigma in the RV and Trailer Industry

Lean and Six Sigma are important in the RV and trailer business. We’ll look at several applications, first for RVs and hauling trailers and second for truck trailers and finish with a video of how truck trailers are made in France, Turkey, and Texas.   RVs and Hauling Trailers   Lean Manufacturing and the RV [...]

Product Quantity and Product Revenue Analyses

In a previous blog post, we discussed making a simplified value stream map.* In this post, we look at product-quantity analysis and product-revenue analysis and how they are used up front in Value Stream Mapping to select the product family that will be mapped. Then we finish with a short video on another approach to [...]

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 [...]

The Gaming Industry: Roles for Lean Six Sigma

In 2023, the video games market is projected to reach a revenue of US $249.60 bn*. How are Lean and Six Sigma used in game development? We’ll refer to two resources that discuss how to use Lean Six Sigma in game development and see a Lean Six Sigma job description from one of the major [...]

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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