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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Henry Ford - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Henry Ford

Did you know that the secret behind “any color as long as it’s black” was that Henry Ford figured out black paint dried faster? Did you know that Kingsford Charcoal originated from when Ford burned the pallets transporting his raw materials? Did you know he identified 2 of the eventual…

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Preventing Food and Plastic Waste in One Fell Swoop

  Food and plastic waste have gained considerable amounts of global attention over the past 4-5 years, but did you know that these two problems are linked? Most of plastic waste is related to food. The Institute for European Environmental Policy suggests that in certain cases plastic packaging actually increases…

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Eliminating 20M Pounds of Food Waste With LeanPath

Since 2004, LeanPath has offered the world's first automated food waste tracking technology, led by CEO and co-found Andrew Shakman. With many foodservice providers primarily managing risk, operators are worried they will run out of food, order too much, not have enough, and simply concerned over food safety. Having initially…

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Tackling The Waste Of Motion Cuts Cycle Time By 60% - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Tackling the Waste of Motion Cuts Cycle Time by 60%

Here at GoLeanSixSigma.com, we like to practice what we teach. As a Client Experience Manager, my goal is to help people build their problem-solving muscles. Now that I have my Green Belt, it's easy for me to improve painful processes. The more time I can spend directly helping our learners the better,…

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Lean Six Sigma Q&A - GoLeanSixSigma.com

If raw material has been received and it stays in inventory for one day before processing starts, would this be considered non-value added time?

After receiving raw material from our vendor, it stays in inventory for around 1 day before any processing starts on this raw material. Is this inventory of raw material a part of non-value added time? Great Question! Unless the raw material demands the waiting before it can be used, the answer is no. But based…
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Waste Walk Saves $3.7M at UMC Health System

Led by Operations Director Paulo Maldonado, a recent 100-day waste walk yielded $3.7M in hard savings for the 2017 budget at UMC Health System. "It's the small things," says Lisa Barrington, Lean Six Sigma manager for UMC Health System, as she exclaims the impact of hundreds of submitted process improvement…

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