Category: Lean/Lean Six Sigma

December 16, 2020
Learn How MetaExpert Eric Achieved a 72% Reduction in Defects

Situation A company was experiencing issues with defects coming off their assembly line. A total of 23% of products coming off the assembly line came with customer-relevant defects. The client needed help finding the source of these defects on the assembly line. Actions MetaExpert Eric was called in to help. He initiated a lean six […]

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November 29, 2020
See How MetaExpert Zeynep Saved a Telecommunications Company Over $5M

Situation A telecommerce software company needed help with the implementation and infrastructure of a new software. They needed help because they were experiencing tough delivery and little transparency with their current implementation process. The organization was losing trust that this new software implementation was going to be successful, since a lot of time had passed […]

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October 19, 2020
How MetaExpert Frank Helped an Automotive Company Save $241,000

Situation An automotive company using a transmission reaction shell wanted to increase demand to 6600 per week. This number was possible based on the quoted cycle time of all operations. Unfortunately, the last operation of high-speed balancing was over the projected cycle time by 40%. The reaction shells were out of balance by 45g more […]

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June 25, 2019
MetaExpert Holly Helps a Call Center Go Lean for Big Savings

Our MetaExpert, Holly, gets it done! See how she used her expertise in lean methodology and value stream analysis to bring big savings to a call center. Situation A call center was nearing the end of their State contract, with only 1 year remaining. The scope of the contract represented 20% of health insurance members. […]

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May 24, 2019
John Helps the US Air Force Reduce Waste

The Situation John, a MetaExpert was hired by the U.S. Air Force to help tackle the lack of concrete processes for conducting medical physicals which were causing inconsistent patient care. Prior to John’s arrival, the Air Force was providing inconsistent patient care resulting in long wait times for patients to be seen by providers. In […]

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May 23, 2019
See How John Gets It Done!

MetaExpert, John, leveraged his expertise and experience with Lean, Six Sigma, process mapping, waste reduction, and quick wins to overhaul poor performance and low customer service rates in a large company in the warehouse and logistics space. He tackled slow processing times, low throughput, inventory inaccuracies, and customer order discrepancies. Outcomes John implemented automation best […]

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February 27, 2019
A “Lean Office” Can Provide Fat Increases in Sales

How a marketing Kaizen can help revitalize sales All companies depend on sales. But, as with all things dynamic, sales can run in cycles. In fact, while there may be certain macroeconomic issues that impact sales cycles, many slumps in sales change as a result of the inner workings of a company. In fact, what […]

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March 15, 2018
Lean Leader's Checklist: How to Set Lean Leadership and Management Expectations--Guest Blog by MetaExpert Chuck Intrieri

Set high-performance expectation goals & pace of daily support of the new manner of work Engage & empower your people to solve problems Create an organizational structure with readily identified team leaders to allow continuous change to happen Form core teams with strong leader and team members along the path of workflow Breakdown barriers between […]

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November 12, 2017
Interview with Joann Parrinder, APICS President: Innovating Ideas into Action with 5S

Ron Crabtree The concept of 5S, which is a methodology to reduce waste through a rigorous approach to workplace organization and cleanliness has five steps that loosely translate as Sort, Setup, Scrub, and Shine, Standardize and, finally, Sustain. Until recently, it never really occurred to me that the concept of 5S could be extended creatively […]

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