Improve Logistics With Six Sigma - 6Sigma.us

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AUSTIN, Texas - June 24, 2021 - PRLog -- Six Sigma has proven to be an effective methodology for reducing variation in the manufacturing process. It enables businesses to streamline their operations by reducing or eliminating defects in manufacturing processes. As a result, business output improves, resulting in cost savings, increased customer satisfaction, and a higher bottom line. And, because of its emphasis on continuous improvement, organizations are better positioned to continue improving in the foreseeable future and reap additional benefits.

Fortunately, Six Sigma can be applied to any process (not just manufacturing). Six Sigma can be used to identify mistakes or defects in an organization's logistical processes and eliminate them to reduce the amount of variability. Here's how Six Sigma can be used to improve logistics.

Eliminating Mistakes

A high rate of error in logistical processes can significantly reduce their efficiency. The Poka-Yoke is a useful tool used by Six Sigma to eliminate errors. This is a Japanese term that means "mistake-proofing," and it refers to a device or mechanism that forces a person to do something one way or the other (the right way).

A famous example is starting an automatic car. When the car is in drive, it does not start since you can't turn the key. This is because starting it in the drive will cause the car to jerk forward. This usually happens in a manual car when you attempt to start the car when it is in gear since it has no Poka-Yoke for that. Only when you put the automatic car in park or neutral will it start.

Another way Six Sigma helps eliminate errors is through 5s process (https://www.6sigma.us/six-sigma-articles/successfully-app...). It allows organizations to create a highly organized work environment to minimize the chance of mistakes happening. The 5s stand for:
  • Sort
  • Set in order
  • Shine
  • Standardize
  • Sustain

Reduction in Cycle Time for Order Fulfilment

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Increasing Order Fulfilment Efficiency

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How to Improve Logistics With Six Sigma (https://www.6sigma.us/logistics-and-transportation/how-to...)

Conclusion

Six Sigma is a process that can be used to improve any process, even if it is logistical in nature. By doing things like eliminating mistakes and reducing the time it takes to get products into the customer's hands, an organization can transform its logistics system. All this will translate to more revenue and growth.

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