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Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

Aside from using traditional lean tools such as

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Unformatted text preview: s such as kaizen events and value stream mapping, the OERC promotes the PDCA cycle by tracking and publicizing the number of improvement ideas generated by individual cells over time. Despite the IADC being a heavily unionized facility, and the fact that manufacturing employees do not need to participate in the lean program, it has been incredibly successful. For example, the IADC achieved a 20% cost reduction to its bottom line each year in a row between 2004 and 2008, and won the North American Shingo Silver Medallion award for operational excellence in 2008[40]. In addition, from January to September of 2009, employees implemented over 600 improvements throughout the facility[1]. The facility also participates in the corporate wide process improvement program, called Raytheon Six Sigma T M . The program has derived elements from other corporate six sigma programs including the Texas Instruments Continuous Flow Manufacturing program, the Hughes Aircraft Agile program, the Motorola Six [email protected], and the General Electric Six Sigma program[17]. The Raytheon Six SigmaTMprocess shares...
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