Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of April 13, 2015.
The government of India has taken several initiatives for growth of the manufacturing sector in the country. Most recently, India has launched the “Make In India” program in an effort to locally manufacture as many as 181 products that they currently import. “The key success factors for manufacturing industries are efficiency and productivity.” Although few Indian manufacturers have achieved global recognition for efficiency and productivity before, with Lean and Six Sigma methods and tools, India’s goal can become a reality.
Ishida Europe strategically outsourced part of its production which led them to double capacity and achieve significant growth in the process. Ishida Europe partnered up with PP Electrical Systems and reports that, “Results have been emphatic.” PP Electrical Systems operates in a 40,000 sq ft facility in the West Midlands with Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles. With PP Electrical as a partner, electrical harnesses are delivered to Ishida Europe on a just-in-time (JIT) schedule for the final fit and configurations before being sent to clients.
Spartan Construction was hired by the El Paso City Council to build a six-acre park, a project of the 2012 quality of life bond issue, at an estimated cost of $1.5 million. The park was supposed to be ready in the Summer of 2014 however, remains incomplete well into 2015. While Spartan runs behind, the City convened last week to contemplate terminating the contract. The City decided to give Spartan a final try even with city’s budget operating in the black. In an effort to increase savings, City staffers are being trained in the Lean Six Sigma method to make government more efficient.