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Lean Six Sigma News: New Routes Save Money And Support Growth, Week Of September 14, 2015

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of September 14, 2015.

GM’s New Problem-Solving Focus Reaps Savings

This year, GM identified a shortage of premium 22-inch chrome wheels for its popular and profitable Cadillac Escalade SUV. The issue at hand was that the supplier was unable to make enough wheels to satisfy GM’s demand. This past year, GM has also focused on process improvement and ways to eliminate waste. With consistent process improvement practice and knowledge in saving money and boosting revenue, GM knew just what to do when their supplier couldn’t satisfy.

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) Integrates Lean & Six Sigma Management Process Improvement Protocols

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) recently announced the integration of Lean and Six Sigma into the company’s’ full service fabrication and repair facility. The president of AAT announced that the integration of these two process improvement systems and tools is critical in today’s manufacturing climate. Lean protocols were initially implemented earlier this year, January 2015, and will continue to be heavily supported in operations.

Mondelez International Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing ‘Line of the Future’ In Poland

Earlier this month, Mondelez International opened a new $30 million state-of-the-art chocolate production line here to capitalize on growing demand in its European confectionery business. The plant in Skarbimierz, Poland has been operating for over 20 years and is the first Polish plant to implement Lean Six Sigma to “develop team capabilities and drive a high-performing culture.”

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Jurija Metovic

GLSS is a leading provider of online training solutions, specializing in project management and process improvement. With a commitment to delivering high-quality, accessible, and practical training programs, GLSS empowers professionals and organizations to achieve their goals through continuous learning and skill development with Lean Six Sigma.

Jurija is the Client Experience Manager at GoLeanSixSigma.com and provides extraordinary support to our clients to ensure their Lean Six Sigma process improvement journeys are easier and more streamlined every step of the way.

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