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Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing



Applied Automation utilizes Six Sigma tools in applications that are applicable for our customer.  Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork.  Six Sigma is more of an approach based on data and geared toward projects with quantifiable business outcomes.  Processes are improved by controlling variation and understanding the complexity within them. This results in more predictable and profitable business processes.

​Six Sigma tools may be used to improve operations to your build-to-print panels, industrial control panels, and factory automation control systems.  Applied Automation has a Black & Green Belt personnel on staff to assist with questions regarding Six Sigma and how we may be able to assist improving your operations by utilizing these tools.  The goal of six sigma is to produce goods and services that will eliminate defects, reduce production and development costs, reduce cycle times and inventory levels, and increase profit margins and improve customer satisfaction.

​Ask how Applied Automation may work with you and your company to improve your panel build solution by adding indicators to alert operators that an error has occurred in the operation, or why your operation has stopped un-expectantly.  Other value add solutions may be adding displays or beacon lights to your control panel that will alert and scroll the type error that caused production interruption. 

Applied Automation uses Lean Manufacturing as part of its operational excellence & quality tools to assist companies with minimizing waste and downtime in their production.  Lean Manufacturing is a philosophy that takes the 5 M’s (Man, Material, Machines, Methods, and Money) and orchestrate them together for the best possible outcome in your manufacturing operations. It is a production method aimed primarily at reducing times within the production system, as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.

By reducing waste to deliver process improvements, lean manufacturing sustainably delivers value to the customer’s bottom line. ​The types of waste include processes, activities, products or services that require time, money or skills but does not create any value for the customer.  Removing these inefficiencies will assist with streamlining services, reduce costs, and ultimately provide savings for a specific product or service through the supply chain to the customer. 

Ask Applied Automation how we may be able to assist you enhance your application by adding lean manufacturing quality tools to your operation.

Six Sigma Tools

Lean Manufacturing Tools

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