Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement Yield Results for Domtar

At Domtar, we have launched a Lean Six Sigma program to apply a continuous improvement mindset to everything we do — and the efforts are paying off.

Through Lean Six Sigma projects and other continuous improvement initiatives, our teams have uncovered millions of dollars in efficiencies and process optimization savings across our manufacturing network.

“Lean Six Sigma is a statistically-driven methodology to help identify issues in processes that cause waste or variability,” says Continuous Improvement Manager Colby Cook. “It’s based on a questioning mindset that helps us optimize processes by ensuring that when we find something we can improve, we do it in a way that treats the root cause with structured and sustainable solutions.”

To date, 11 Domtar employees are Lean Six Sigma Black Belts. To achieve this, professionals attend two weeks of classroom training and pass a certification exam. Additionally, Black Belt candidates must complete a process improvement project at their location using the program’s fundamental tools, with oversight from a certified mentor.

One Black Belt project is yielding significant productivity benefits that can be replicated across our manufacturing network.
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