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UTC Aerostructures Jets Through Production Time

UTC Aerostructures Jets Through Production Time

At UTC Aerostructures, a manufacturer of nacelle components for jet engines, everyone has a one-track mind towards continuous improvement. Every employee uses very detailed standard work to eliminate waste and speed up cycle time. Takt time clocks are utilized throughout the facility, breaking down an 8-hour workday (or 25,200 seconds)…

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USS George Washington Sets Sail With Lean Six Sigma

USS George Washington Sets Sail With Lean Six Sigma

A group of junior enlisted Sailors and senior officers working on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington attended Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training to learn ways they can improve naval practices. "The Navy decided to use [Lean Six Sigma] training to improve workflow due to changes that have occurred…

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Rest In Peace To Six Sigma Pioneer Mikel Harry

Rest In Peace to Six Sigma Pioneer Mikel Harry

Mikel Harry, one of the primary developers of Six Sigma, passed way on April 25, 2017, in Chandler, Arizona. Harry was very well known in the Six Sigma Industry and his book, Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations, has been on the bestseller list of…

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UC San Diego Rolls Out New Lean Six Sigma Initiative

UC San Diego Rolls Out New Lean Six Sigma Initiative

On June 23, UC San Diego will be hosting a one-day Lean Six Sigma workshop to learn from Process Improvement leaders at Watkins Manufacturing and Sharp. During this workshop, participants will be able to learn best practices in areas such as leveraging technology, rolling out effective systems/processes and supporting business…

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Wrapping Up Lean Tools With Intertape Polymer Group

Wrapping Up Lean Tools With Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group, manufacturer of carton sealing tape and stretch film, is a company with no room for error. In an effort to streamline its processes, Intertape began implementing lean principles into it's organization. By eliminating downtime and incorporating tools such as visual management, cross-training and 5S, Intertape was able…

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