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Six Sigma Green, Black Belts Help Manufacturer Save Nearly $1.5 Million
     

Six Sigma Green, Black Belts Help Manufacturer Save Nearly $1.5 Million

by Jeanne Chircop
 
The newest component of Crown Equipment Corporation’s quality management program is Six Sigma. While lean is the systematized corporate effort, company managers apply Six Sigma to certain projects as needed and as resources are available.

The company now has 18 certified Six Sigma Green Belts and 15 Black Belts in its North American manufacturing

Overview

The newest component of Crown Equipment Corporation’s quality management program is Six Sigma. While lean is the systematized corporate effort, company managers apply Six Sigma to certain projects as needed and as resources are available.

The company now has 18 certified Six Sigma Green Belts and 15 Black Belts in its North American manufacturing facilities.

To date, Green Belt efforts have resulted in hard savings of $1.2 million for Crown, and Black Belt efforts have brought $285,000 in hard savings, with more expected as the projects proceed further.

While the time requirement for the first 12 Green Belts to undertake training was a whopping 2,400 hours (total for all 12), the company has calculated that it has saved a little more than $500 per hour for each hour spent in training.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012457790
Publisher:
ASQ Quality Press
Publication date:
04/29/2011
Series:
ASQ Case Study , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
4
File size:
116 KB

Meet the Author

Jeanne Chircop has been helping organizations share their successes for more than 20 years. She has written about quality efforts in the education, manufacturing, and natural resources sectors. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and resides in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

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