Automated Packaging Systems Expands its Six Sigma Initiatives

Automated Packaging Systems Expands its Six Sigma Initiatives

STREETSBORO, OH  – Automated Packaging Systems, the world leader in high-reliability packaging systems, is expanding its Six Sigma quality program to provide advanced quality initiatives in its plastics manufacturing business. The company manufactures genuine Autobag® bag-on-a-roll materials at multiple facilities, where specifications for uniformity and quality exceed those established by the Flexible Packaging Association.
 
Autobag films are well known for their quality and wide range of materials for diverse bag packaging applications. Automated Packaging is furthering its commitment to world class bag manufacturing with these new Six Sigma quality programs. Twenty two employees, including quality managers, engineers, production supervisors and materials development managers, from four different US manufacturing facilities were selected for Six Sigma training. These employees have completed a minimum of 48 hours of training in the use of Six Sigma tools to become certified Green Belts.

David Kaiser, Technical Director - Plastics for Automated Packaging says, “Six Sigma processes have proven to be effective in improving the quality of operations by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing the variability in manufacturing. Six Sigma utilizes a set of statistical quality management methods and creates an infrastructure of people within an organization who are experts in solving the most challenging problems.” Kaiser is a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma and has completed over 200 hours of dedicated training and has successfully completed multiple black belt projects. He and his staff lead the instruction for this training initiative.

The Six Sigma program is designed to solve problems and reduce variations in manufacturing and business processes using statistical data to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). Automated Packaging’s new, expanded Six Sigma team will be analyzing opportunities to improve the quality of bag films and manufacturing processes focusing on defect prevention.

About Automated Packaging Systems
Automated Packaging Systems has been designing and manufacturing original Autobag®, AirPouch® and SidePouch® systems and products for 50 years. With more than 30,000 packaging systems in operation and a worldwide service organization, Automated Packaging Systems has the experience and support to deliver the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Automated Packaging Systems offers a complete line of baggers, void-fill and protective packaging systems, thermal transfer imprinters, counters, scales, and specialty packaging materials. Complete information is available at the company’s web sites: www.autobag.com, www.airpouch.com