Coupling Six Sigma DMAIC Methods with Digital Modeling
Discrete-Event Simulation & DOE to Drive Manufacturing Responsiveness
IntroductionBayer Material Science LLC (BMS) encountered unacceptable levels of dead and slow moving inventory (DSMI) across many of its business units. Furthermore, BMS's compounding business wanted to significantly improve its response time to customers to achieve competitive advantage. The project was commissioned to address dead and slow moving inventory and additional issues such as write downs, inventory space utilisation, selling partial containers, planning & scheduling issues and more. With that baseline established, BMS's Business Excellence Group assigned an experienced Six Sigma team to test several hypotheses and tackle these related problems.