Six Sigma Certification success stories in Food Industry

Applying Six Sigma Methodology in the Food Business may sound a bit different, but still, many companies found Six Sigma to be a handy tool for their food business. Here are the companies who implemented Six Sigma Certification or process and the companies are arranged alphabetically.

AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL FOODBANK DONATIONS

Lean to reduce the time of donation gathering

The Akron Canton Regional Foodbank Donation is an organization which helps the needy people to get a donation. Previously the process of getting the donation was as long as 92 days. Applying the six sigma methodology, the organization has reduced the wait time to 39 days, and now the donation gets handed over to those who need them within that time. Though the organization thinks that still there is a scope for improvement.

BRASIL CANASUL

Six Sigma methodology helped the organization to reduce labors

This is a sugar cane supplier company, which needed to start a third shift to match their delivery with the clients’ demand. The company noticed many flaws within, which included poor product quality, more cost in labors and slow production. The company used the lean six sigma methodology and noticed an improvement in everything, including efficiency and output.

CROSSROADS KOMBUCHA

A Six Sigma approach story to compete for the rivals with scratches

A 10 year Six Sigma practitioner aimed to compete with the west coast rivals of Crossroads Kombucha. He shared that he was suffering from tendinitis and could not afford to buy enough food for his family. He decided to compete with his recipe, which brought him success after three batches.

He later collaborated with Brookshire and helped the organization to be as efficient as possible. He eliminated many steps that were unnecessarily taking place and improving the business process of the organization.

DESCHUTES BREWERY

The lean process to achieve big buy-ins

The company brew beers in Oregon and transport it to 21 other states. The company analyzed the underlying problem of packaging and box cutting and was looking for how the problem can be solved. The company adopted the Six Sigma methodology to maintain consistency and to achieve the big buy-ins that it has today.

FOOD PACKAGING

Lean Six Sigma to benefit the food industry

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control program uses the Six Sigma concept to analyze every aspect of their process. It also helps them to identify the possible hazards and also help them to evaluate.

The living standard of a country has a lot to do with the rise of the country. As the living standard gets improved, so do the food and health standards. The companies use the Six Sigma methodology to track their performance.

Also, there is a specific need in the food industry to change its operation costs. There is a need for reducing the cycle time and increase the output. Many foods industries now admit the fact that Lean Six Sigma can benefit them in many ways.

KIDS’ FOOD BASKET

Lean to eliminate waste from the process

The nonprofit organization is working on the topic of eliminating child hunger problems. The organization adds 175 volunteers for working for the cause daily, and a total number of more than 20,000 volunteers are added yearly. The organization brought the Lean methodology to eliminate the waste from its business process.

JUBILANT FOODWORKS

The food price was limited to an increase of 6% yearly

Jubilant food works operate Domino’s Pizza under its banner in India. The CEO of the organization once discussed how he has adopted the Six Sigma methodology in large scale to limit the price of the food and don’t let it exceed 6% in a single year.

KRAFT FOODS

Sigma to cut costs from the production chain

The company started to implement the Six Sigma methodology just two years back and currently is finding it difficult to cope with the competitive environment. The company focused upon eliminating the wastes and improving efficiency. The company also cut costs from its production chain.

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Lean tactic for starting a new approach

Mondelez International Inc. is going to invest a lump sum amount in starting its plant in Turkey. The production capability of the organization will get increased by 20%. The company also used the Six Sigma methodology to drive company productivity.

NESTLE

Lean process for maintaining the quality and management standard

Nestle focused on maintaining its standard and the management practices of the organization. Nestle Continuous Excellence; a new plan was launched for the purpose. The company implemented the program in each of its, and the management system of the project was designed with Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

The company used all the usual method, including DMAIC and 5S, to maintain their quality discipline.

PAL’S SUDDEN SERVICE

The lean process to help a small food chain grow with a customer-centric approach

The company was a fast food chain to serve burgers and fries. The chain was established in 26 places with the same focus, i.e. the customer. The founder and CEO of the organization were obsessed with the lean methodologies to reduce error an eliminate wastes. The company achieved success from a simple menu offering but with excellent business design.

RED FIRE FARMS

Six Sigma process to keep a business alive

The company used the lean methodology to save in land and use it in lean firming. The organization eliminated the excess waste from its work process to keep its business alive.

 FMCG Companies across the world are using Lean and Six Sigma to save millions of dollars and achieve maximum customer satisfaction.
Some of the examples of Six Sigma Projects in Food Processing and Distribution in this Industry are:

1. Reduction in distribution costs of FMCG products
2. Enhancing the reliability of food products delivery
3. Reducing or preventing wastage in case of perishable items
4. Improving delivery vehicle utilization and TAT
5. Improving adherence to schedules at delivery and collection points
6. Reduction in Maintenance costs/produced units
7. Enhancement in Productivity and quality
8. Reduction in machine & plant maintenance cost and wastage
9. Reduction in processing machinery downtime
10. Enhancement in the quality of packaging and products