Del Monte Implements Lean & Six Sigma Practices Leveraging ATS Global

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Purpose

  • Process improvements
  • Cost optimization using lean and six sigma practices
  • Introduction of Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Methodologies, Project & Opportunities allocation
  • A roadmap for worldwide implementation of these practices through all their plants
Purpose

Project Scope

  • Create awareness and provide practical tools to be used to drive a continuous improvement process
  • Train the auditing team and their local operational people on the shop floor team
  • Provided at their plantation in Thika (Kenya), where Del Monte also has one of their Canning and Juice production plants
Project scope

Solution Approach

  • Identify the first improvement opportunities and define several projects
  • Awareness session on Lean/ Six Sigma held with complete management team (20 participants)
  • Consultancy to implement the continuous improvement processes
  • Enabling the teams to allocate/prioritize opportunities and improvement projects.
Solution Approach

The Results

Improvement projects and improvement opportunities were identified, and improvement projects were launched.

  • “Pineapple size” variability analysis
  • Improvement of the CIP (Clean in Place) processes
  • Ratio of Energy Consumption
  • Machine Breakdown analysis
  • TPM introduction starting in the filling & packaging, Canning lines, etc.
Results

Systems, Tools & Services Expertise

  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Smart Industry Readiness Index
Tools

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