Improvement to a Medical Device Packaging Output Using Lean Six Sigma Tools
Matos Rolon, Idiana
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Packaging is the science, art, and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Mainly, the packaging of a product assures the quality of the product to the end user after its transportation. Daily, Companies around the world are developing better devices for the treatment or cure of a disease. Moreover, improve their process in order to obtain cost efficient process and maintain quality standard for their customer. As part of a business goal for a medical device company, the cost per unit requires to decrease by a 0.28%. In alignment with this main goal of the Company the packaging lines require to increase its output. The objective of this design project is to meet business goals by the increasing of the packaging Line 1 output following lean and six sigma tools. After the application of the lean six sigma tools, the output was increased to 27,000 units per shift after the implementation and the original target was 25,000 units per shift. Furthermore total downtime was reduced by a 23%. Key Terms: Downtime, Lean Six Sigma, Output, Packaging.