Lean Six Sigma in the Hospitality Sector

Six Sigma has been used in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. Starwood Hotels implemented Six Sigma in 2001. We’ll look at its use at Starwood through three articles and finish with an Irish hotel chain and its implementation of Lean Six Sigma. Original Press Release from Starwood On February 5, 2001, Starwood gave [...]

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 College Admissions

College admissions is a great non-manufacturing example for the application of Lean and Six Sigma. We’ll look at three examples: one from the United States, another from Nigeria, and a final one from Canada. Admissions Application: United States This is a project presentation titled “Applying the Six Sigma Methodology to Improve the Admissions & Financial [...]

Virtual Brainstorming

In an earlier blog we discussed brainstorming. However, the focus was on in-person brainstorming. As more and more people work remotely, it’s time to discuss virtual brainstorming. While there are common themes throughout, we take a look at what three experts have to say about brainstorming in a remote environment. Finally, we provide an introduction [...]

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 [...]

Lean and Six Sigma in Blood Services

The process of giving blood, separating it into its vital components, and storing and shipping it are all processes that lend themselves to improvement through Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll take a look at Lean and Six Sigma in transfusion services, blood bank management, and blood donor flow. Finally, we include a short video [...]

LSS in the Publishing and Printing Industries

Printing and publishing are the result of a production process. As a result, Lean and Six Sigma are appropriate methodologies to achieve improvement. We’ll look at a Malaysian case study of applying Lean and Six Sigma in printing. Then we’ll finish with two more general articles: one on Lean Six Sigma generic project definitions in [...]

Lean and Six Sigma in the Textile Industry

Textiles are manufactured through a production process. As such, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are candidates for process improvement. We’ll introduce six textile case studies from around the world that used Six Sigma and Lean. Tunisia: Six Sigma and PDCA Egypt: Lean Six Sigma India: Lean Six Sigma Jordan: Six Sigma Thailand: Six Sigma Ecuador: Lean [...]

LSS in the Solid Waste Industry

Treating and disposing of solid waste is an age-old problem. How can Lean Six Sigma help? We’ll answer by exploring several cases:  Reducing waste collection accidents  Improving infectious waste disposal  Reducing trash pickup costs Reducing solid waste transfer costs  Improving aluminum can recycling rates Reducing Waste Collection Accidents: Jakarta Accidents can occur during solid waste [...]

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