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    Ryan in Pittsburgh

    I was wondering if anyone has used the 6 sigma methodologies in a transportations setting?  I have seen this used in a manugufactuing setting before and was wondering if this could be applied to the movement of freight.    I am interested to see if certification would be beneficial for me.
    Thanks in advance.



    I was BB Trained while working for a Trucking/Transportation company.
    The training will provide many different tools and a clear thought process for tackling all kinds of issues.
    Many of the examples are straight out of manufacturing, but there are many applications through services, also.  You have to be a little more creative, but, definitely can be used.
    It is beneficial, EVEN more beneficial, if your company supports it.
    Examples of some of my projects:

    Increase Cross-Dock efficiency

    Reduction of Miles traveled

    Increase On-Time Deliveries to customers

    Reduction of Repair & Maintenance on Trucks

    Reduction of Dead-Head/Empty Miles

    Reduction of Billing Errors

    Increasing Tariffs & Classification of freight

    Reduction of Damaged Freight
    Biggest obstacles, is the culture and being a Change Management specialist.


    B Johnson

    I have no idea if “certification” would be beneficial for you or not but I assure you learning LSS would be. And, yes, for the millionth time – LSS works wherever processes occur… which is essentially everywhere.
    Wonder when this question will ever quit being asked?



    Thanks for your insight Mark.  It is much appreciated. 

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