Goal/QPC -ISBN/Binding: 978-157681150-4

The Lean Six Sigma Deployment Memory Jogger (2011)
Goal/QPC -ISBN: 978-1-57681-150-4 

ASQ Quality Quest St. Petersburg-Tampa Section 1508 (Main speaker, 02/11/2013)
Lean Six Sigma Transformation: Making it to stick 
Summary: Despite of all the resources and efforts that many organizations have committed to become Lean Six Sigma, evidence of truly successful transformation are scared. A recent large survey found that only 2 percent of companies that have a Lean Six Sigma program achieved their anticipated results. Even more, the Shingo Prize and the National Quality Baldrige organizations that give awards for operational excellence, went back to past winners and found that many had failed to sustain their progress. Why is so difficult? Why to many failed? What can we do? This presentation will address these questions and provide insight look of how Jabil, a 130,000+ employee company with HQ in Saint Petersburg, is facing these challenge.
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Lean Six Sigma in Accounts Receivables at Stanley Works (A6)
Focus Area: Cost, Waste, and Defect Reduction
Audience: Service/Transactional Delivery
Level: Moderate

Review a real implementation of Lean Six Sigma in accounts receivable, how tools were used and the challenges associated with reducing variation, creating flow and how to positively impact the cash cycle and working capital needs in a company.
The Stanley Works Inc. has traditionally developed successful improvement efforts through its continuous improvement program, called SFS2010. In recent years however, not only manufacturing processes but also pure transactional processes such as accounts receivables have been targeted in SFS2010.
Most lean and Six Sigma practitioners may agree that these methodologies can be implemented in any organization to reduce process variation and eliminate waste. Many would, however, disagree on how lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques should be applied in a transactional environment. Moreover, the fact that lean and Six Sigma tools were originally developed in manufacturing environments to address manufacturing problems may create more confusion among practitioners on their applicability in a non-manufacturing and/or transactional environment. In this regard, SMED, FMEA and DOE, and even VSM could be considered “inadequate” for transactional environments in which complexity and individuality rather than physical parts or goods moving through processes are the main characteristics.

Learning Outcomes
  • See how Lean Six Sigma tools such as FMEA, SMED, and VSM were used in a transactional environment.
  • Learn about the challenges associated with reducing variation, creating flow and how to positively impact the cash cycle and working capital needs.
About the Presenter
Jaime Villafuerte is the lean operations manager at Stanley Works, Inc. for the Consumer Tools & Storage Division. He is a member of ASQ and holds numerous certifications, including the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt and CQE. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida

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Implementation of Environmental Friendly Multi Regional Packaging and Logistics Solutions for Semi-Finished Goods

Paper no. IMECE2006-15485 pp. 133-137

ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2006)
November 5 – 10, 2006 , Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sponsor: Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division
Electronic and Photonic Packaging, Electrical Systems Design and Photonics, and Nanotechnology
ISBN: 0-7918-4769-1
Jaime Villafuerte
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
In order to take advantage of the global economy, manufacturing companieshave developed a complex and an extended supply chain which includes manufacturing components or parts in LCCs (low-cost countries) andshipping them to factories near to their consumer market for final assembly, customization and distribution. These activities involve several differentorganizations that follow widely different approaches in logistical management. In order to sustain the long shipment distances in different geographic regions, (i.e. China-Mexico-US-Europe), handling & environmental conditions & shipping modes (Air vs Ground vs Sea); suitable, flexible and economical packaging solutions are required. This flow of semi-finished goods usually requires packaging materials such as carriers (i.e. wooden pallets) and moisture inhibitors (i.e. desiccants) to protect the goods. Competitive pressures, environmental consciousness, customer awareness and legislative requirements have driven manufacturers to review business practices and redesign solutions that are environmentally friendly,as well as help reduce costs in the long run. The author of this paper will present an experience where "non-traditional" packaging is used as an economical and environmental friendly solution to globally transport goods between multiple facilities.
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