Easing bottlenecks using Lean Six Sigma tools

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Easing bottlenecks using Lean Six Sigma tools

A bottleneck with its primary product in the Melt Shop created a huge issue for a specialty-alloys manufacturer.Current market demand and prices meant that its facility operated with thin margins and limited discretionary spending. To mitigate risk and work within spending limits, a very focused engagement was ordered to address the bottleneck and also engage its workforce in adopting a continuous improvement process while teaching Lean Six Sigma problem-solving methodology.

Activities in this case study include:

  • Kaizen
  • Data Analysis

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