Successful Integrated LeanSigma Case Studies

Wednesday, April 26, 12 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenters: D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., Katie Monahan, Michael Beardsley and Daniel Pitroff, The Ohio State University 

The integrated systems engineering department at The Ohio State University showcases the "best of best — most impactful" capstone Integrated LeanSigma Certification projects in this lunch and learn webinar sponsored by the Columbus/Eastern Ohio Chapter of IISE. Katie has designed and developed an employee value-exchange optimization program that has the potential to ensure that Interim Healthcare can capture in excess of $6M a year in revenue that it presently can’t staff. Michael has designed and developed a “Make/Buy Model” that Peerless is now using to outsource their steel circle-laser cutting process to their steel supplier. This is simplifying their business, has human factors engineering benefits, and also significantly reduces cost of goods sold. Daniel Pitroff has built a data model for Kroger that will enable the bakery to ultimately achieve level 4/5 (optimized) level of process maturity for their cookie band/line, and reduce yield loss on that and other lines of product.  

Three outstanding successful projects and applications of ISE and Lean and Six Sigma that you all will value and learn from. 

D. Scott Sink, Ph.D., is the director of the LeanSigma Certification Program in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is an executive consultant, strategic performance improvement planning and deployment and business process improvement for the Poirier Group in Toronto, Canada. 

Katie Monaghan is an industrial systems engineering student with a major in the management systems track. She has completed internships across manufacturing, procurement, sales, operations, ergonomics and virtual reality, and data analytics. Monaghan plans to graduate with more than two years combined experience from GE, Whirlpool, Mettler Toledo, PepsiCo, Tesla Motors and Boeing respectively. While working, she developed a passion for the fast-paced automotive industry and has accepted a full-time position with General Motors in Detroit as the process engineer for their stamping/die team. Outside of the classroom, she is heavily involved in STEM high school outreach programs that first introduced her to engineering including the Women in Engineering at Ohio State organization. Her lean Six Sigma capstone project is on employee-value optimization with a focus on retention. As a design for lean sigma problem, she is creating a rewards points program to encourage value-add activities and serve as an employee recognition package increasing engagement and decreasing turnover—a tool that could become its own marketable program in the future. 

Daniel Pitroff is currently an undergraduate student at the Fisher College of Business. He is studying management and information systems with minors in engineering sciences and business analytics. Daniel is currently working toward a black belt certification through Scott Sink’s Integrated Lean Six Sigma program and is working on a project with Kroger Bakery in Columbus, Ohio, to reduce yield loss on their cookie lines. Daniel will be graduating this spring and will be joining Cardinal Health as a senior analyst on their customer insights and analytics team.