Below are Lean Six Sigma success stories in the Chemical industry organized alphabetically. For success stories in other industries, please visit our Lean Six Sigma Success Stories page.
Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 chemicals and advanced materials business, uses Six Sigma to make important decisions. The process-driven approach replaces hunches and guesswork for everything from deciding which law firm to hire to how to settle contract disputes. These processes have increased organization and efficiency, decreasing outside litigation expenses by 30% since 2009 while still encouraging creativity and imagination.
“Ecolab created significant momentum and sustainability in our Lean Six Sigma deployment,” said Jeff Burt, Vice President & Global Deployment Leader for Lean Six Sigma at Ecolab. “Extensive upfront planning, combined with a high level of executive engagement has created a successful launch of our Lean Six Sigma program. It has also created strong leadership and talent development opportunities for our associates, as well as a culture that continues to support our efforts to streamline operations while maintaining a strong customer focus.”
PolyOne Announces Further Investments to Integrate, Improve and Grow Designed Structures and Solutions
PolyOne Corporation is a leading global provider of specialty polymer materials, services and solutions. Last week, Robert M. Patterson, president of PolyOne announced that the core focus in transforming Designed Structures and Solutions (DSS) is aligning their manufacturing assets with the voice of the customer while making investments for the future. Lean Six Sigma based process improvements have also gained traction at PolyOne.