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Lean Six Sigma and Quality in Courier and Messenger Services

Courier and Messenger Services are essential around the world. We’ll look at a Lean Six Sigma application and the factors that impact courier service quality. We’ll finish with a video of a day in the life of a FedEx driver.   Lean Six Sigma Applied to Courier Services: Italy   In an article titled “Quality [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Lithium Ion and Thermal Battery Production

The lithium ion battery global market size was expected to be USD 44.49 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 193.13 billion by 2028.*  Six Sigma is used to improve quality in lithium ion and lithium thermal battery production. We’ll look at applications from Sweden, Denmark, and the USA and finish with a [...]

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 [...]

Product Quantity and Product Revenue Analyses

In a previous blog post, we discussed making a simplified value stream map.* In this post, we look at product-quantity analysis and product-revenue analysis and how they are used up front in Value Stream Mapping to select the product family that will be mapped. Then we finish with a short video on another approach to [...]

Lean, Turnaround, and Improvement in the Cruise Industry

A typical cruise ship is a small floating city.  The on and off-loading of passengers and their belongings along with needed materials for trips is a major undertaking. This is called the turnaround. We’ll look at that along with cruise ship cabin construction and refurbishment and finish with a video on how Royal Caribbean cruise [...]

Cancer: Tracking, Screening, and Drugs with Lean Six Sigma

There were an estimated 18.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2020. Of these, 9.3 million cases were in men and 8.8 million in women.* Lean and Six Sigma methodologies can aid in the care of cancer patients, the screening for cancer, and the use of chemotherapy drugs. We’ll look at applications from the [...]

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 [...]

Railroads: Lean and Six Sigma Applied to Improve Operations

Railroads are an important mode of transportation worldwide. The world’s railway network spans over 1.3 million route-kilometers (807,782.55 miles)*. We’ll look at applications of Lean and Six Sigma in railroads from Britain, Slovakia, and Saudi Arabia and finish with a video of the 15 most dangerous railways in the world. *Source   Principles of Lean [...]

Improving Zoos Through Lean and Six Sigma

Zoos provide education and entertainment and often the preservation of rare animals. Lean and Six Sigma are used in zoos to improve operations and reduce wastes. We’ll look at several applications and finish with a video of some of the world’s amazing zoos.   Greenbelt Project to Reduce the Number of Days to Procure Zoo [...]

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