Lean Six Sigma in Animal Care

Lean and Six Sigma are being used in animal care. We’ll take a look at examples from Texas, Louisiana, and Indiana, and a veterinary article on how Lean can improve veterinary practice. We’ll finish with a short video overview of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve the Cage Sanitation [...]

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 Musical Instrument Industry

Lean and Six Sigma aid in the production of musical instruments. We’ll see how Lean and Six Sigma improve the quality of piano manufacturing and the production of musical instrument strings, and finish with a video of how trumpets are made.   Six Sigma DMAIC Phases Applied to Piano Manufacturing: Indonesia   In a paper [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Jewelry Industry

The earliest jewelry found was dated from around 25,000 years ago and was a simple necklace made of fish bones. Let’s see how Lean and Six Sigma are used in jewelry manufacturing today. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in jewelry making in Thailand, Indonesia, Portugal, and Peru and finish with [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Law Enforcement

Lean and Six Sigma are being used to aid in many aspects of law enforcement around the world. We’ll look at applications from Florida, New York, Louisiana, the UK, and Indiana. We’ll then finish with a video of how standard work is applied to K9 teams in the Enforcement Compliance Division of the Arizona Department [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Animal Feed Industry

Animal feed is produced for consumption all over the world. Not only for pets but for farm animals, ranches, zoos, etc. Lean and Six Sigma can improve productivity and reduce waste. We’ll look at three case studies from Indonesia, Brazil, and Hungary and finish with a short video of making livestock feed.   Using Lean [...]

Lean in Modular Construction

The modular construction market is projected to grow from $75.89 billion in 2021 to $114.78 billion in 2028 at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% during 2021-2028 mainly due to the benefits of reduced waste, building speed, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. Lean methodologies are playing a part in helping that growth. We’ll take a look [...]

Cause and Effect Diagrams Follow On

There are many articles on constructing a cause-and-effect diagram. But what’s next? How do you prioritize what to focus on first? There are many approaches to this usually termed cause and effect analysis. We’ll focus on four examples ordered from the simplest to the more complex.   Simple Approach to Analyzing Cause and Effect Diagrams: [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Plumbing and Pipe Industry

Plumbing and pipes are used everywhere in the world in a myriad of applications, including water, sewage, and chemicals. Lean and Six Sigma are used to ensure improved processes and products. We’ll look at three applications from Kuwait, Bangladesh, and the United States. Then we’ll finish with a video of how PVC pipes are made. [...]

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 [...]

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