Robin Patel


This thesis is a result of my interest in implementing Lean Six Sigma into Indian packaging companies because the Indian industry is growing at 18-20% annually (Samal, 2010). This growth rate is expected to triple in the next five years. With USA outsourcing to foreign nations this substantial growth, as I envision the USA companies who are seeking India packaging materials will benefit from my original approach for converting the Indian packaging industry using Lean Six Sigma. I have a strong personal and professional desire to improve the manufacturing within India. It is the country in which I grew up and where my family currently lives and works. The main objective of this research is to accomplish several major tasks: 1) Introduce a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt DMAIC methodology to an India packaging company and 2) Show how a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt would implement the DMAIC approach in a small Indian packaging company that plans to do business within the USA boundaries and 3) Utilize this packaging company as a model for other India packaging companies to follow if their plans are to sell quality packaging materials to the USA companies.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Packaging--India--Management; Six sigma (Quality control standard); Lean manufacturing--India

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

Packaging Science (CAST)


Beck, Duane

Advisor/Committee Member

Kausch, Thomas

Advisor/Committee Member

Jacobs, Deanna


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