Six Sigma Implementation at Maple Leaf Foods

957 Words Jul 12th, 2012 4 Pages
 Maple

leaf Foods (MLF) company is based in Toronto, Canada with Operation across Canada and in United States, United Kingdom, Asia and Mexico.

 Maple

Leaf Brand appeared more then 100

years.  In 1990, Maple Leaf Mills Limited and Canada Packers Inc. merged to form Maple Leaf Foods.  In 1995, McCain Capital Corporation and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board acquired controlling interest in the company

 Louann

Hulsoman, a senior manger at Maple Leaf Food’s, had asked to meet Anthony Scire, plant manager at Maple Leaf Food’s Rivermede plant in Toranto, regarding a new initiative that she was heading, six Sigma @ The Edge. Based on the recent success of Six Sigma at the Rivermede plant, Louann had approached Anthony about
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Why had it been unsuccessful previously?

Successful
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Management culture was consistent, Where Management has built, or is actively building , a fact-based , scientific, transparent , open and customer focus environment. Worked proactively Discipline from high- performance Able to conduct organized projects across functions, location and business

Unsuccessful

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Management culture is not consistent with MLF values, passive resistance, unchanged opinions , defensiveness and silos. Not able to work-proactively, no discipline from high performance Not Able to conduct organized projects across functions, location and business

 What

is the role of Six Sigma in the Maple Leaf Foods organization? Is it a set of tools or a manufacturing philosophy? Is it strategic or tactical?

Answer : Key element of the company’s strategy is leadership Edge, and initiative that focus on achieving competitive advantage by developing people at all levels in the organization

 MLF


was driven by its seven core strategic principles

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Invest in market leadership Build our brands Drive costs out Innovate Add value to our products

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