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 Meeting Effectiveness and Event Management

Meetings and events require careful planning and management to be effective. Lean and Six Sigma can aid in that goal. We’ll look at guidelines for effective meetings, Lean’s contribution to effective meetings, and using Six Sigma to run an event. Then we’ll finish with a video of the five Ps for effective meetings.   Guidelines [...]

Lean Six Sigma for Utilities

Utility companies provide electricity, gas, and water for public use. Lean and Six Sigma aid in effectively making that happen. We include a comprehensive resource guide on the use of Lean in utilities from the US Environmental Protection Agency and a paper exploring the use of Lean Six Sigma in the power sector. We’ll finish [...]

Lean Six Sigma in Laboratory Management

Laboratories perform key analyses and are critical in medical, chemical, and other industries. Lean and Six Sigma methodologies aid in laboratory management. We’ll look at two applications from Turkey and the USA, and an article on the benefits of Lean and Lean Six Sigma in the clinical laboratory. We’ll finish with a video tour of [...]

Lean Six Sigma in the Coffee Industry

Over 70 countries produce coffee. Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are the top five producers. Overall, 30-40% of the world enjoys a cup of coffee daily. Lean and Six Sigma aid in the coffee production that makes that possible. We’ll look at cases from Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand and finish with a video of [...]

Lean Six Sigma, AI and Analytics

As artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics continue to grow in use, how do they fit with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies? We’ll look at several possible answers to this question from an overview of their working together, to caveats to be concerned about, some applications in conjunction with analytics, and finally a video on [...]

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 Animal Care

Lean and Six Sigma are being used in animal care. We’ll take a look at examples from Texas, Louisiana, and Indiana, and a veterinary article on how Lean can improve veterinary practice. We’ll finish with a short video overview of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services.   Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve the Cage Sanitation [...]

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