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 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 Power Plants

Power plants are a necessity of modern life and exist in every country in the world. Lean and Six Sigma help in the operation of the power generated. We’ll look at applications in India, Zimbabwe, and Iceland and finish with a video of how a geothermal power plant works.   Six Sigma Applied to Improve [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Gambling and Casino Business

The U.S. commercial gaming industry revenue in January 2022 reached $4.5 billion*.  While details of exact implementations of Lean and Six Sigma may be proprietary, there is ample evidence that the use of Lean and Six Sigma in the gambling and casino business is alive and well. We’ll look at the use of Lean at [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Orthotics and Prosthetics

Orthotics and prosthetics make it possible for millions to live improved lives. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in that regard. We’ll look at three applications: one from Italy and two from the USA. Then we’ll look at a video from Össur in Iceland on making a transtibial socket and reference a short article on [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Wheat Industry

Wheat is an extremely important worldwide product. Over two-thirds of wheat produced is used as food. Wheat provides 20% of the global population’s daily protein intake. However, wheat also has several other uses in paper, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, and soap*. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve wheat production, including harvesting, milling into flour, [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Pesticide Industry

Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are used throughout the world. Lean and Six Sigma aid in their manufacture, application, and distribution. We’ll look at three case studies from Indonesia and finish with a video of a smart pesticide formulation factory in China.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Reduce Waste in Pesticide Production: Indonesia   In [...]

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 and Logistics

When we think of quality improvement in logistics, we primarily think of Lean applications. But Six Sigma has had a role also either separately or in combination with Lean. We’ll look at applications from Poland, Brazil, Jordan, and Portugal and finish with a video defining logistics management.   Six Sigma in Urban Logistics Management: Poland [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Humanitarian Aid

Unfortunately, due to always present world tragedies, there are refugees. Fortunately, humanitarian aid workers do what they can to help them. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can help in delivering that aid. We’ll look at applications from Texas, Africa, and Yemen and finish with a video of a humanitarian aid worker in a Sudanese refugee [...]

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