Surgical Technologies Clean Room Lines Capacity Improvement
Cruz Feliciano, Gabriela A.
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In today’s competitive market, medical device manufacturing companies need to continuously innovate their products and process in order to maintain a leader position on the medical devices industry. Quality and Cost will always be two key elements in every medical devices company and driving them through excellence will assure any company a leader position in the market. Due to an increase in customer demand, companies are facing challenges in increasing their volume without increasing infrastructure or operational cost. Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma projects combine and offer a variety of improvement possibilities to the manufacturing companies. Following a standardize methodology such as DMAIC, projects can be performed in order to improve capacity and productivity and supply required customer demand without compromising product integrity and quality. By using this methodology and Lean Six Sigma guides and tools companies are able to identify sources of muda, analyzing root causes and presenting improvement ideas for a continuous improvement culture. Key Terms - DMAIC, Lean Six Sigma, Quality, Units per Labor Hour.