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Lean Six Sigma in Industrial Metals & Mining Services

As per the industry classification benchmark, this industry sector includes the following subsectors –

Aluminium – Companies that mine or process bauxite or manufacture and distribute aluminium bars, rods and other products for use by other industries.

Nonferrous Metals – Producers and traders of metals and primary metal products other than iron, aluminium and steel.

Iron & Steel – Manufacturers and stockholders of primary iron and steel products such as pipes, wires, sheets and bars, encompassing all processes from smelting in blast furnaces to rolling mills and foundries. Includes companies that primarily mine iron ores.

  • Case Study Description
    • A leading manufacturer of aluminium bars for industrial usage found that process chemistry of the end product had high variability. When measurement system analysis was done for the titration method, it was found that the measurement system variation was more than 50% of part to part variation found in the manufacturing process.
    • This meant that measurement system was introducing its own variation to such a large extent that the results obtained were not the true representation of the manufactured product.
    • This challenge was addressed in two ways. Firstly, the various titration systems were adjusted to reduce the variation between them. Secondly, the variability within each titration system was reduced. This led to reduction in variability of the quality of aluminium bars. The better ratio control of alumina and sodium hydroxide led to reduced problems in subsequent steps in the process.

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