Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of August 24, 2015.
Research Center Benefits From Process Improvements
By improving business processes, the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) has experienced cost saving and the elimination of waste throughout processes. To meet goals and save cost, the Center used Lean Six Sigma and Value Engineering tools. AMRDEC employees contributed a variety of cost efficient benefits including reliability improvements, technology insertion, reduced administrative burden and time deliveries.
Lean Six Sigma Principles: Applications Beyond Manufacturing
John Milburn is the Director of the Employee Training Institute (ETI) at College of the Canyons. In this article, John gives his reader an overview on Lean Six Sigma principles, what companies use these principles, and a small glimpse into how the companies named use them. On the same hand, it’s noted that even “corporate legal departments are using Lean Six Sigma principles to achieve successful outcomes with minimum wasted effort or resources.” The American Bar Association’s Business Law Section recently held a special panel which discussed the application of Lean Six Sigma to their work.
PolyOne Announces Further Investments to Integrate, Improve and Grow Designed Structures and Solutions
PolyOne Corporation is a leading global provider of specialty polymer materials, services and solutions. Last week, Robert M. Patterson, president of PolyOne announced that the core focus in transforming Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS) is aligning their manufacturing assets with the voice of the customer while making investments for the future. Lean Six Sigma based process improvements have also gained traction at PolyOne.