A lean six sigma case study: an application of the “5s” techniques

Dario Pranckevicius, Deisell M. Diaz, Howard Gitlow

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This paper presents an application of the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC model. It is used to improve a plastic cup manufacturing process. The Improve Phase of the DMAIC model utilizes the amazingly simple, and yet effective, Japanese 5S techniques to achieve a dramatic improvement in the process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-79
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Advances in Management Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • 5S techniques
  • DMAIC model
  • Lean
  • Six Sigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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