Lean Six Sigma in Food Banks

Food banks are essential organizations to help the needy. Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving their processes and reducing waste. We’ll look at four applications from Singapore, Boston, Poland, and Seattle. Then we’ll see a video of a food bank operation in Nevada.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Food Bank Vending Machine [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Sugar Industry

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 124 countries produce sugar as of 2022. But it’s used in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma help improve sugar production and reduce waste. We’ll look a four applications: two from Indonesia, and one each from Ethiopia, and Thailand. Then we [...]

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 Food Industry

Lean and Six Sigma applications help the food industry improve and reduce waste around the world. We’ll learn from articles in Taiwan, India, and Malaysia and finish with a video of how milk powder is made.   Six Sigma Applied to the Food Industry to Reduce Quality Cost: Taiwan   In a paper titled “Applying [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Candy Industry

Commercial candy is eaten all over the world. In the candy industry, Lean and Six Sigma helps make the production more efficient.  We’ll illustrate this with three candy industry case studies in lollipop production, Hershey’s products distribution, and milk chocolate production. We’ll finish with a video on how various candies are made. Lean Six Sigma [...]

Meat Processing in the Time of Coronavirus – Critical Need for Masks

While many meat processing plants are highly automated, many workers must process meat in close quarters. See the beef processing video from Amazing Tube. Of course, this places workers at extreme risk for catching and spreading the coronavirus.  They must be supplied with masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as additional priorities to those [...]

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