The purpose of this thesis was to introduce a standard method for designing efficient and sustainable packages to the packaging industry. This thesis has focused on how a standardized process has helped to design efficient, cost-effective and sustainable packages in the food industry. The standardized process used was the lean six-sigma methodology called DMADV.

The DMADV methodology has been implemented for inventing and innovating major new features of existing products, services or processes.

The main objective of this research was to:

1. Introduce the lean six-sigma DMADV methodology to the packaging industry.

2. Show how a DMADV methodology can be implemented for designing efficient and sustainable packages that will satisfy the consumer and would have less environmental impact.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Packaging--Quality control--Standards; Six sigma (Quality control standard); Food--Packaging--Quality control; Packaging--Environmental aspects

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Packaging Science(MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Packaging Science (CAST)


Duane Beck

Advisor/Committee Member

Deanna Jacobs

Advisor/Committee Member

Daniel Johnson


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TS195.6 .D474 2016


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