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Sustain the Gain (Part 3)

Are you ready to bring this one home?  We have been looking at how John’s team made some great improvements with a yield improvement Kaizen on their filler. Unfortunately we saw in part 1 that things just didn’t work out like … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain (Part 2)

We joined our friend, John, who is a young Production Manager in part one of Sustain the Gain.  John is expecting significant savings thanks to a Kaizen with his team but the results just are not there.  Sound familiar?  What … Continue reading

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Sustain the Gain

A young Production Manager finally gives the green light to implement his latest Kaizen process improvement after several weeks of data collection, testing, and planning.  John has been working closely with his cross- functional team to find the optimal filler … Continue reading

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So What is a DMAIC Anyway? Part 2

You remember John, our Production Manager.  He’s having a good day until the Quality Manager bursts into his office: “John, I can’t believe that your operators don’t know how to put a seal on a jar.  Everything you made last night … Continue reading

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So What is a DMAIC Anyway?

The world is full of acronyms and the latest buzz-words.  The world of manufacturing is no different:  TQM, TPM, Lean, Six Sigma, QRM, TOC, PM’s, RCM, the Deming Cycle, Zero Defects, Green Belt, Black Belt and now the DMAIC.  Is … Continue reading

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