For nearly three years, Lean Six Sigma has been a way of doing business for Mercury Marine. In end-August this year, Mercury completed 1000 projects using the Six Sigma improvement process.
These projects have been marked by an elimination of waste and a speeding up of almost all business process at Mercury Marine, including product design, manufacturing, planning, sales, distribution, and service. Reliable Plant reports:
Since [Mercury President] Mackey launched the cultural transformation of Mercury three years ago, nearly 700 management and production employees have been formally trained in Lean Six Sigma methods, with dozens more attending training every quarter.