Lean Manufacturing Implementation


Sigma Design is certified by NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology as Lean Manufacturing Trainers. Sigma Design has been involved in dozens of Lean Manufacturing and factory improvement initiatives and has presented over 1000 hours of lean manufacturing training.

We have guided manufacturers through projects that include:
  • Value Stream and Process Mapping
  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Pull/Kanban Inventory Implementation
  • Increased Up Time by Effective Use of Overall Equipment Efficiency Measurements (OEE)
  • Setup Reduction, Quick Changeover (SMED) Techniques
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Cellular Manufacturing Design
  • Effective Goals and Metrics
  • Industries include: Pharmaceuticals, Printing, Window Manufacturers, Medical Devices, Cosmetics, Beverage Plants, and Small Original Equipment Manufacturers 
Often our First Year Objectives include:

Identifying and carrying out pilot projects and measure savings associated with the projects and strengthening the Continuous Improvement Program to achieve:

  • Reduced lead time by 50%
  • Reduced cost of goods sold by 15 % (design & sourcing)
  • Increased inventory turns/year
  • Reduced manufacturing space required for existing product lines by 20%
  • Increased Productivity from $150K to $250K per employee/year
  • On Time Shipment 90%+
Sigma has worked with many companies to improve manufacturing performance including:
  • Hago/Danfoss: Fluid Nozzles
  • Accumed: Pharmaceutical
  • Gemco: Centrifuge Manufacturer
  • Cadbury Schweppes: Beverage Bottling Plant
  • Parker Hannifin: Valves/Pumps
  • Silverline: Window Manufacturer
  • Breeze Eastern: Aircraft Hoist Manufacturer

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