Porvair Technology, a specialist filter manufacturer employing 75 staff introduced a Six-Sigma programme in 2000 to help address issues not resolved by the use of a 5S programme. By 2002 the programme was heading for a 3:1 return on investment. Six-Sigma projects undertaken included: 1) The first project involved a plastic moulding process and resulted in a standard cost reduction of 25% and waste rate cuts of over 60%; 2) The second project reduced standard production time on a customer's filt...

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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