Applying Lean Principles To Cleaning Manufacturing Facilities

Applying Lean Principles to Cleaning Manufacturing Facilities

Have you leaned your cleaning? When it comes to manufacturing plants and machine reliability, cleanliness and efficiency start with getting lean. Utilizing lean principles, particularly 5S, to the holistic cleaning of a facility not only results in an organized work environment, it also increases the productivity of the cleaning teams,…

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Ole Miss Alumna Returns To Lead Six Sigma Training

Ole Miss Alumna Returns to Lead Six Sigma Training

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. trainer Nichole Williams, a University of Mississippi chemical engineering alumna, returned to her alma mater to lead Six Sigma Green Belt Training. As a leader for the Cooper Tire Tupelo facility’s process capability improvement efforts, Williams wanted to help equip and inspire the Ole Miss…

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Lean Leads To Sweet Results For Brazilian Sugarcane Supplier

Lean Leads to Sweet Results for Brazilian Sugarcane Supplier

Brasil Canasul, a Brazilian sugar-cane supplier, was tasked to introduce a third shift in order to fulfill a client's production requirement. After a few months, they noticed several issues including poor productivity, high downtime level, increased staff turnover, and customer complaints. Introducing Lean methodology helped evaluate their process, increase efficiency,…

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