Forest & Paper Products

Measurement System Redesign and Innovative Data Management

A multinational paper company wanted to reduce its cost of poor quality. The company recognized an opportunity to use Six Sigma concepts to minimize variability in its processes. Senior management was excited about the idea of applying design of experiments (DOE) to uncover the mathematical relationships among the input and output variables. For them, the…


Six Sigma Turns a New Page

NewPage Corp. is the cover story in the November/December 2008 issue of iSixSigma Magazine. “From its inception three years ago, NewPage planned to make Lean Six Sigma an integral part of how the company was run. The paper producer is using the methodology to connect its amalgam of mills in a common culture and to…

MeadWestvaco Six Sigma

A couple of MeadWestvaco’s Six Sigma Safety Projects are featured in Compliance Magazine’s 2006 Safety Industry Forecast. James E. Roughton, a Safety Health and Environmental Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt at MeadWestVaco shares several project examples in “Closing the Safety ‘Gap’ Through Six Sigma.” “Six Sigma projects at MeadWestVaco have already provided valuable learning….