Process Optimization for the Suction Low Runners Family Products
Rosado Pabon, Maria del Mar
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Nowadays the first thought of many manufacturing companies is to increase the headcount number in the manufacturing line once it is found with inconsistency of results in productions or quality problems, this rational sometimes bring inefficiencies to the manufacturing process and creates process variation. In recent years the concept of the Six Sigma has become the standard way to solve operational and design problems in manufacture, however this tool can be used together with the concept of Lean Manufacturing, creating an infusion of both concepts called: Lean Six Sigma. This synergized managerial concept results in the elimination of waste and reduces process variation. Through this article we will discuss how the use of Lean Six Sigma methodology focusing on DMAIC tool will help to do a process redesign to standardize three manufacturing lines. The idea is to convert waste into value using different lean techniques, resulting in cost reductions and reduction in the variation of quality problems. Key Terms - DMAIC, Efficiencies, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing Process.