Lean Six Sigma and Ammunition

Ammunition is used around the world for peaceful, non-peaceful, and recreational uses. Lean Six Sigma is applied to the manufacturing and other processes to improve quality and reduce waste. We’ll look at two applications from Indonesia and two from the USA, and finish with a video of ammunition manufacturing processes.   Using Six Sigma to [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Soap Industry

Soap has been made since the Babylonians in 2800 B.C. The global soap market size was $34.09 billion in 2019 according to Fortune Business Insights*. Lean and Six Sigma are used in the manufacture of soap and detergents. We’ll look at three applications: two from Indonesia and one from Ivory Coast. Then we’ll finish with [...]

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 Glove Industry

Gloves are used around the world for hand protection. As they are made through a series of production processes, Lean and Six Sigma aid in improving quality and reducing wastes. There are many types of gloves. We’ll look at applications for the following types: latex rubber gloves (Thailand and Colombia), golf gloves (Indonesia), and surgical [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Vision Care

Eyeglasses are made through a production process. Lean and Six Sigma are used to improve quality in this and many other aspects of vision care, including seeing patients and surgery. We’ll look at applications from Australia, USA: Indiana, Jordan, and Turkey. Then we’ll read some general recommendations for applying Kaizen and 5S in eye care [...]

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 [...]

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