ROSTAR is a company that makes beverage cans for beverage retailers (such as Coke). Beverage can manufacturers typically spray the inside of cans with lacquer to maintain product taste and prevent product leakage. A company can
typically find ways to reduce its costs and remain within the confines of safety requirements by reducing variation and streamlining processes. When it comes to improving these types of processes, the DMAIC methodology and Six Sigma tools can help. Here is how one company used Six Sigma to reduce variation in lacquer application and generate over $100,000 in annual savings.