Case studies in industry and services
Lean at Home: Applying 5 Whys and Lean PFMEA to Home Projects

Robert S Keyser; Parisa Pooyan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2022

  Root cause analysis techniques are often applied to problems in the workplace; however, they may also prove very useful to home projects. This research explores the application of two root cause analysis techniques in home projects: (1) 5 Whys to determine the root cause of a home air conditioning unit ...  Read More

Manufacturing and Logistics
Setup time reduction with SMED in a corrugated box plant

Robert S. Keyser; Renee S. Severin; Matthew J. Geiger

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 264-271

  The Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) methodology proved to be an effective approach for reducing setup times on a bottleneck 66” Koppers rotary die-cutter machine center in a corrugated box plant. Root cause analysis techniques, such as a check sheet and control charts, aided the analysis. ...  Read More