Lean Six Sigma in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical products were manufactured in 44 countries in 2019*. The production processes lend themselves to improvement through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at a general paper on implementing Lean and Six Sigma in the pharmaceutical industry and three case studies: one each from Ireland, India, and Indonesia. Then we’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Engine Manufacturing

Whether gasoline or diesel, engines drive vehicles around the world. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in their manufacture. We’ll look at two applications from India and a master's thesis from Sweden. Then we’ll finish with a video of Cummins diesel engine manufacturing.   Six Sigma Applied to Engine Assembly and Testing: India   In [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Cardboard Box Production

Cardboard or corrugated fiberboard boxes are used throughout the world for packaging. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improved production and reduce waste. We’ll look at applications from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Egypt and reference a video on how corrugated cardboard boxes are made. Finally, we include a link to a related previously [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Ceramic Industry

Throughout history, ceramics have been important for food usage, storage, and art. The modern ceramics industry creates products for electronics and building components. Lean and Six Sigma are used in the industry to improve manufacturing and distribution. We’ll look at applications from India, Poland, and Portugal, and finish with a video of making ceramic wall [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Wind Industry

As calls for more renewable energy continue to grow, wind energy is always in the news. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are applied for improvements in the wind industry. We’ll look at a Lean application and a Six Sigma application and finish with a time-lapse video of a wind turbine installation.   Applying Lean Kaizen [...]

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 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 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 Six Sigma in the Steel Industry

Steel is a critical material around the world. Its manufacturing process is improved through the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. We’ll look at three studies from Pakistan, Brazil, and India. We’ll then finish with a video from Mexico on all aspects of the steel-making process.   Using Six Sigma in Steel Bar Manufacturing: [...]

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 [...]

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