ASK partners with university to promote Lean Six Sigma

AFS Corporate Member ASK Chemicals (Dublin, Ohio) has partnered with Alfred University (Alfred, New York) to participate in a Lean Six Sigma project to improve efficiencies and promote operational safety compliance.  

The manufacturing statistics class, instructed by Amanda Jadwin, toured ASK Chemicals as part of the focus on Lean Six Sigma and how it can benefit industry. The class partnered with ASK Chemicals to participate in a Lean Six Sigma project that is looking to improve efficiencies as well as safety.  

The class will be creating a project charter, perform process mapping exercises, compile data into reportable metrics and conduct a failure mode effects analysis. The class will propose improvement opportunities to ASK Chemicals to be incorporated into their manufacturing processes. To complete these tasks the class is structured into hands-on time at ASK Chemicals and in-class lectures. The final exam for this course will be the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Exam through IASSC (International Association of Six Sigma Certification).