Lean Six Sigma In FMCG
Six Sigma is a powerful, proven method of improving business efficiency and effectiveness. It is a management philosophy that emphasizes setting extremely high objectives, collecting data, and analyzing results to a fine degree as a way to reduce defects in products and services.
FMCG companies (high SKU, typically multiple products-per-delivered-pallets) have successfully applied lean in distribution processes by high-mix. They have used lean tools and practices in the value chain between the shippers and the customers distribution center.
Under the tutelage of Anexas, an NGO ranking among the top 100 NGOs in the world has, at the distribution level, used Six Sigma to not only identify financial improvement opportunities, but also to quickly implement changes in the upstream supply chain to significantly reduce the aforementioned costly wastes.
Why is Lean Six Sigma so important in this industry?
- Al Safi
- SFDA (Saudi Food and Drug Authority)
- Akshay Patra
- Herbal Life
- Al Marai
- Neo Foods
- National Biscuits company
The above organizations have reduced the finished good wastage, scrap, variation in products and increased the efficiency while improving the quality of the products.