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.”