Quiz: Lean Leaders in the 2014 CI Conference Tours
What do lipstick, and sheet metal, have in common? No, it’s not some college hazing stunt gone bad. It is all included in the range of exciting tours you can experience as part of the 2014 Continuous Improvement Conference in Dallas, TX. This year’s tours at Mary Kay Manufacturing and KARLEE get you in to see award-winning Lean manufacturing management and quality practices in progress. They will leave you so impressed you’ll be ready to “throw your hat over the windmill!”
Although you may be familiar with these facilities (as well as some Texas colloquialisms) but you may be surprised by some of their most remarkable quality and manufacturing features. To give you a better look at what you can expect from these tours, we’ve put together this short quiz.
So if you think you’re “as bright as a new penny,” take a shot at these stumpers.
(Answers included below—but don’t peek!)
1. On average, Mary Kay Manufacturing’s 25 packaging lines produce how many tubes of lipstick?
2. Recognized as an FDA-registered drug manufacturing plant, how many TimeWise®Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 22 can the facility produce in a typical 10-hour shift?
3. Mary Kay’s commitment to consistent quality is evident in the number of different product and product component tests performed each year. With 100,000 analytical measurements of products, how many measurements of packaging components are performed each year?
4. In what year did the President of the United States present KARLEE with the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for their “best in class” quality?
5. In this same year, KARLEE employed more than 500 team members who helped the company reach a revenue of: