DuPont China Featured in New ‘Lean’ Best Practices Book

DuPont News, August 1, 2012
Implementing Lean in China
The new book, “Implementing Lean in China,” features a powerful case study.


Racky Dong

DuPont China is featured in the new book, “Implementing Lean in China,” which is a collection of case studies sharing best practices for applying lean improvement principles. Lean is an operational strategy that compliments Six Sigma by eliminating waste to achieve higher quality and lower costs.

Racky Dong, master black belt, and Ellien Sun, black belt, of the Lean Six Sigma Center of Competency, worked together to deliver a powerful case study detailing how DuPont China applied lean principles to streamline production and drive business results.

The case study begins with the introduction of lean principles in 2002 and continues with the integration of the DuPont Production System (DPS) in 2011. Highlights include significant waste reduction, increased production capabilities and improved overall performance.

“We are proud that DuPont China is featured as a case study in this new book,” says Pei Xin Lu, AP DPS TRACC Integration leader and AP Operations Center of Competency leader. “This recognition solidifies DuPont’s reputation in China as an innovative thought leader on manufacturing excellence.”

“Implementing Lean in China” was chartered by Lean Enterprise China (LEC), a research organization aimed at the promotion and education of lean thinking in China, while also assisting enterprises to practice lean transformations.  A version in Chinese is available on the LEC website.  An English version will be available later this year. For more information,