Increase the Efficiency and Capacity of the Manufacturing Process for Product X Applying Lean Six Sigma Methodology
Lorán, Andrés R.
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This project was done in a food manufacturing industry that sells its product in bags. This company has many products, but this work was made focused in one product that represent 50% of the production and is packed in five different bag sizes. The main focused is on the packing area were 9.38% of the product is wasted and the capacity depends on the product they are packing. Lean Six Sigma was used. Lean in order to eliminated waste and Six Sigma to improve the capacity of the packing area. The methodology used is the DMAIC five steps (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control), even though this project is not implemented at the time, the solutions are explained. At the end of this project new procedure are develop and the Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) is in schedule to be developed. As a result of the additional capacity that is expected to be gained, time will be liberated to perform trainings and schedule preventive maintenances in the packaging area. Key Terms - Capacity, DMAIC, Lean, Six Sigma