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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of February 16, 2015.
Ellen Pekilis, the general counsel of CSA Group, and her team of six employees faced a growing stack of new, complicated legal work. The management team of CSA Group was unwilling to add new legal staff members so Ellen helped lead the time to better ways of working. The team brought work inhouse, shifted skillsets, and used Lean Six Sigma to dissect and streamline workflows.
Molded Devices Inc. (MDI), headquartered in Riverside, CA, has invested in upgrading the company’s Tempe, AZ injection molding operations. All of the inspection equipment is currently connected to statistical process control software as a part of a continuous improvement program. Current upgrades to machinery are on the path to Six Sigma.
Jabil Shanghai applied Lean Six Sigma principles to optimize manufacturing processes in their Shanghai facility. Their application of Lean Six Sigma turned heads and won both internal and external awards. The 16 month program towards process improvement allowed the team to learn and apply DMAIC, develop best practices, and increase team communication.