Upon graduation from İstanbul Technical University as Metallurgical Engineer in 1983, Mr. Savaskan undertook graduate studies at Colorado School of Mines and at UC Berkeley on a scholarship from Turkish Government. While in Berkeley, he got a patent and several published papers in respectable journals on zinc-air batteries for electric vehicle applications. During 1991-1999, he worked for world’s biggest mining-metal company (Rio Tinto) in Australia. His 19 year work life in SANKO includes textile (towel), heating-cooling (Airfel), construction machinery and packaging. He is currently GM of Super Film Packaging. His passion for family and statistics and human centered-data driven leadership style enabled him to have borderless worklife with his wife and two children. They all are Turkish-Australian.
Presentation Title: 6-sigma in the Packaging Industry
Excellence in business can only be achieved if sustainable customer value is delivered in entire value chain. Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC framework is an enabler to deliver value through root cause problem solving, optimization and modelling. Packaging industry value chain from supplier to end customer has so many process steps in supplier-customer relationship with vast materials and processes. Meeting customer’s current needs at a timely, cost effective way require that we have deep enough process understanding of our process capabilities to reduce variation and increase productivity, while adapting to changing needs or leading change require that our understanding extends to response surface models to have predictive capabilities. This presentation will provide an approach for successful implementation of Lean six sigma in packaging.