$2.4 Million annual savings from a single Green Belt project
Luminant Energy utilized Gemba Academy’s certification program to assist in their commitment to safe, reliable, and clean electricity generation.
Luminant Energy’s Story
When Luminant Energy saw the need to implement a Lean Six Sigma training program, they turned to Gemba Academy. What was achieved? $2.4 million in annual savings from a single Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project!
One of Luminant Energy’s power plants was struggling to meet power output expectations due to inconsistent fuel quality. Utilizing statistical tools and analysis learned in the Green Belt program, an operator realized that they could divide their available fuels into both high, and low grades. They then started to process the high-grade fuels during the night shift, and utilize them during the day. Likewise, they shifted the low-quality fuels to daytime processing and nighttime utilization. The result? Just one plant was able to turn a 75,000 Mega Watt Hour loss to just 9061 Mega Watt Hours in only two months’ time! In monetary terms, this equated to $2.4 million in annual savings.
A single Gemba Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified operator can have a significant impact on an organization’s efficiency and bottom line.