Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of December 14, 2015.
Lawson Products uses Lean Six Sigma to systematically remove waste and defects from their processes. In addition to the removal of waste and defects, the methodology helps Lawson work through problem solving and keep consistent. Lean Six Sigma was brought to Lawson Products by current CEO Michael DeCata in 2012.
Goodyear uses visual planning and management for all innovation processes. The management tool is used on a weekly basis according to capacity and with the use of sticky notes. Any deviation from plans or processes are quickly recognized with visual management. Norbert Majerus’ new book, Lean-Driven Innovation, dives deeper into Goodyear’s processes and success with Lean Six Sigma tools and methods.
Floor marking tape is proven to improve flow and organization. There are many different types of tape that can support flow: reflective, glow in the dark, dark and no slip. Marking tape is a cheap solution to create better flow in the workplace.