Automated Packaging Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio, expanded its Six Sigma quality program

Twenty-two employees from four U.S. Automated Packaging manufacturing facilities took at least 48 hours of training to become certified green belts in the use of Six Sigma tools.

Those trained included engineers, production supervisors, quality managers and materials development managers.

“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,” David Kaiser, technical director of plastics and certified Six Sigma black belt, said in a news release.

To become a black belt, Kaiser completed more than 200 hours of training.

Six Sigma quality programs help solve problems and reduce manufacturing and business process variations using statistical data. The newly trained Six Sigma staff will focus on preventing defects in Automated Packaging’s bag films.