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Below are Lean Six Sigma success stories in the Biotechnology industry organized alphabetically. For success stories in other industries, please visit our Lean Six Sigma Success Stories page.
Agilent Technologies, a $5.4 billion Fortune 500 global manufacturer providing bioanalytical and electronic measurement solutions in 110 countries, has achieved significant results in year one of a three-year supply chain transformation. Using SCOR Lean Six Sigma converged models, they have delivered a 32% lead time reduction, lowered inventory levels by $16 million, and improved productivity 21% year-on-year.
DJO Global, a medical devices products and services provider world-renowned for its rehabilitation products, has combined effective reduction of costs and overall manufacturing excellence to reduce their lead-times by 80% and inventory from 84 to 14 Days. Overall, both management and employees have utilized Six Sigma, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, First Pass Yield, and Kaizen programs to help DJO Global achieve an average 4.2% growth in 2010 through a combination of operating principles, industry best practices, and continual improvement tools.