Energy Consumption Optimization based on Six Sigma tool (Damic) and Energy Value Stream Mapping
Lean management and Six Sigma are two concepts which share similar methodologies and tools. Six Sigma (6σ) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It seeks to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Lean management is an approach to running an organization that supports the concept of continuous improvement, a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. Energy value stream mapping is a lean management tool that seeks to identify and eliminate cause of errors or defects in manufacturing process by focusing on outputs that are critical to customers. In this Paper will carry out a case study on a small-scale industry, XYZ where we have used the methodology of DMAIC of six sigma along with energy value stream mapping to study the value added and non-value added consumption of energy in that industry.