manufacturing

Lean Six Sigma in Radio Manufacturing and Repair

Radios are used in a variety of applications including automobile, aircraft, police and military, and base stations. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in radio manufacturing and repair in Malaysia, USA, Portugal and Sweden and finish with a video of how two-way radios are manufactured.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to [...]

Lean Six Sigma and Quality in the Potato Chip Industry

The 2020 estimated global market value of packaged potato chips was $30 billion U.S. dollars, and is predicted to reach $43.2 billion by 2026.* We’ll look at Lean and Six Sigma and quality in potato chip production and finish with two videos: one on how potato chips were invented and another on how potato chips [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the RV and Trailer Industry

Lean and Six Sigma are important in the RV and trailer business. We’ll look at several applications, first for RVs and hauling trailers and second for truck trailers and finish with a video of how truck trailers are made in France, Turkey, and Texas.   RVs and Hauling Trailers   Lean Manufacturing and the RV [...]

Global Biofuel Production – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Biofuels continue to gain attention around the world as alternative energy sources. We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma applications in their production and applications from Germany, Brazil, and USA: Arizona. We’ll finish with a video of how biodiesel is made.   Lean Six Sigma and Biogas Production: Germany   In a [...]

Lean Applications in Knife Manufacturing

Knives of all types have always been essential, whether for commercial or personal use. We’ll look at the application of Lean in knife manufacturing from top manufacturers and finish with a video of how a top of the line chef’s knife is made.   Lean at Gerber Gear   In an article titled “4 Challenges [...]

The Tractor Industry: Roles for Lean and Six Sigma

The global tractor market is estimated to be $137 billion U.S. Dollars in 2022.* While the figures are dated in the next source, they give an indication of how large the number of tractors are in the world. It lists the number of tractors for each of 147 countries as of 2000. The U.S. was  [...]

Manufacturing Aluminum with Lean and Six Sigma

China produced 38,837,000 metric tons of aluminum in 2021, over 6.5 times of the next largest producer.* We’ll look at the use of Lean and Six Sigma in aluminum-related industries from Portugal, Iraq, Nigeria, and Indonesia and finish with an animated video of how aluminum is made and its uses. *Source   Using Six Sigma [...]

Outboard Engines and Motorboats – Lean Six Sigma Application

The key players in the marine outboard engines market are Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd., Brunswick Corporation (Mercury Marine), Suzuki Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co. Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., Tohatsu Corporation, AB Volvo, Suzhou Parsun Power Machine Co., Ltd., and Hidea Power Machinery Co., Ltd*.  Lean and Six Sigma are used in the manufacture of [...]

Global Spice Production – Lean and Six Sigma for Improvement

Spices are used around the world. The global seasoning and spices market size was valued at USD 35.38 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% from 2022 to 2030*. The spice industry uses Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve quality and production. We’ll look [...]

Flat Panel Displays – Lean Six Sigma Applications

Asia is the epicenter of flat panel display manufacturing, with 95% of production shared between Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore. There Lean Six Sigma is used to improve flat panel production. We’ll look at applications from Taiwan and two Master’s theses and then see a video from a top Chinese flat panel manufacturer.   [...]

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