Reduction in Waste of Raw Material Generation N and D of the Manufacturing Processes in a Medical Device Industry
Sierra García, Zania A.
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This article discusses how the industry of Medical Devices handles the reduction of waste in manufacturing processes. Companies have money losses, that can be reduce with an optimization of the manufacturing processes. Steps to accomplish a reduction in a waste initiative are: educate 100% of the employees to raise awareness of the significance of Waste, align the processes of dispatch in the manufacturing area, train coworkers to create awareness of the impact on the loss of material and reduce Waste to 33%. To carry out the study, the technique of DMAIC was implemented. In the end, the project was obtained from the support of the plant personnel, working together to mitigate the company’s culture, make changes in the flowchart to improve dispatch processes, train staff to monitor the magnitude that has the report of lost material to identify areas of opportunity and meet the goals set by the company. Key Terms - DMAIC, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Waste in the Raw Material.