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Currier Plastics Partners with Syracuse University

Plastics Business

Currier Plastics is working with graduate students from Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science on a course that will concentrate on Six Sigma's "Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control" process.

The students from the Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Business Administration and Master of Engineering Management programs began their class at the Currier Plastics facility in Auburn, NY, at the end of August. The student team will target the manufacturing process at the custom molder's facility and work to identify the best methods for repeatability of the manufacturing process using Six Sigma, a set of tools and strategies for process improvement developed by Motorola in 1981.

Using quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement, the team's goal is to find ways to improve the molder's quality by identifying and removing the causes of defects.

For more information, visit www.currierplastics.com.