In a previous blog post,we outlined the fundamentals of Six Sigma and why so many organisations from many different industries choose to pursue it. This blog will summarise how to execute the first phase of DMAIC: Define.  

Six Sigma’s data-centric approach to process improvement has returned significant cost savings for organisations in manufacturing, food and beverage, finance, resources and medicine to name a few.

We managed to pull Troy Hemmerling away from his busy role as Senior Project Manager - Defence to discuss his position at SAGE and gain insight into the ever changing world of automation in defence.

Over the past 50 years, lean manufacturing has taken the world by storm, transforming operations in industries like manufacturing, utilities and mining, all the way through to retail, IT and healthcareSo ingrained is this way of thinking, that it’s become a familiar concept among executives and management.

‘Perfect production’ with zero breakdowns, zero defects and zero accidents may seem like a dream. But the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) approach is bringing manufacturers closer to making this a reality.

You may have seen how Agile Manufacturing is providing some answers for manufacturers operating in an increasingly globalised, technology-driven and customer-centric marketplace.

For anyone who is responsible for managing a manufacturing operation, the thought of a major breakdown event is enough to send your stress levels skyrocketing.

The manufacturing industry is undergoing rapid change thanks to a competitive global market, massive tech disruption and higher customer expectations for speed, service, quality and price.

How many times have you been to an automation training course, or any training course for that matter, and left feeling that it was a waste of time?

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