Lean Six Sigma

(Webinar length:  1h 20m)


Manufacturing is being transformed by Lean Six Sigma and in food processing it’s becoming more common, with its systematic approach to waste elimination - to lower costs, improve product quality and make businesses more competitive. The difference with food is HACCP, but here it is also complimentary, the Lean Six Sigma tools are ideal for CCP analysis and improvement. Companies around the globe are using Lean Six Sigma to create a competitive advantage by eliminating waste in all processes; from production to distribution and administration.

Like any other industry, the food industry has repetitive processes and most have waste of one kind or another. This webinar is an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma approach to waste identification and elimination, including a definition of the “hidden” wastes. Many businesses in the food industry deal with commodities and reducing their internal costs are what separate the winners and losers. Those that can reduce waste come out on top. This introduction explains how Lean Six Sigma’s methodical focus on continuous improvement delivers superior results for all stakeholders. 

Areas covered in the webinar:

    • Lean & Six Sigma Overview - complementary approaches combine for Lean Six Sigma
    • Results examples in food and administration processes
    • Common tools / approaches for improvement: Kaizen, 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Data Analysis
    • The Lean Six Sigma “belts” hierarchy
    • Creating a Lean Six Sigma culture; the key to sustainment
    • Starting down the Lean Six Sigma path

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Executives 
  • Department managers 
  • Engineering professionals 
  • Quality department personnel 
  • Suppliers to Lean or Six Sigma companies
  • Change agents 
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Accounting professionals
  • New Hires in a Lean Six Sigma organization who want a structured introduction 
  • Anyone with a desire to learn the fundamentals of methodical performance improvement

Presenter - Marty Preuss

Marty Preuss is President of High Impact Metrics, LLC, a performance improvement professional with over 20 years of experience in business results optimization. He has applied Lean Six Sigma in a variety of industries and processes. In addition to his Six Sigma Black Belt, he has earned certifications as an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, ASQ Quality Engineer and ASQ Quality Manager. As a recognized Lean Six Sigma expert, he is particularly accomplished in multi-facility change leadership. Accomplishments have included drastic working capital reductions across multiple facility operations, maintenance parts optimizations, waste reductions in numerous industries and performance improvement in administrative processes like accounts receivable, outsourcing, and account management. 


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