Looking for ideas for conducting a Lean or Six Sigma project?
We have compiled a list of project ideas for you to consider based on your department or industry.
Here are some actual examples of projects that have been completed…
Sporting Arms [6sigma.us] – In this Project, the team will analyze log book error rates between clerks and their causes. They will develop subsequent preventative, and corrective actions to comply with federally regulated procedural requirements in the documenting of firearm inventory and traceability control.
Habitat for Humanity [6sigma.us] – The purpose of this project is to reduce the cycle time, from Final Inspection to Permanent Electric Meter being set, to within 10 business days, to avoid delayed move-ins of new homeowners.
Project Ideas By Function – List of potential projects that you could conduct within Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, Sales, Shipping/Receiving, Information Technology, Product/Service Design, and Call Centers.
DMAIC Project Examples [iSixSigma] – Numerous example projects listed on iSixSigma. A few examples are listed below:
- Help Desk Response Time
- Hospital ER Wait Times
- Software On-Time Project Performance
- Reducing Ulcers at Hospital
University of Houston payroll process improvement project – Bi-weekly payroll processing errors decreased to 6.77% from 10.35%.
Reducing Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) at Kahiki Foods [MoreSteam.com] – BOD levels have been reduced almost 70% after DMAIC project implementation.
Reducing WIP at Kahiki Foods [MoreSteam.com] – The goal was to eventually eliminate WIP creation from the process, and this is presented as a two-part case study.
Improving Aluminum Can Recycling Rates in Kentucky – Summary on how changes to can recycling rates could be achieved to save money and aluminum.
Minitab Case Studies – Not full project reports, but examples of how Minitab was used to solve a problem, which can help you determine ways to apply statistics to your project.
Finance Account Reconciliation Enhancement project – Project discusses significant reduction in the average cycle time and cost (per unit of activity) needed to produce the required financial reports
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