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  • @ArunsathishRS It appears that you did not search our site before asking this question. We have a whole section of content on this topic in Methodology > Theory of Constraints (TOC): http://www.isixsigma.com/methodology/theory-of-constraints/

  • Although the iSixSigma audience is willing to help, they are not here to do your work for you. How do you think the problem can/should be solved? If you think you’re doing something wrong, why do you think that? The more details you provide, the more likely you are to get a response.

  • What a completely inane response. You can’t tell the difference between the way your company implemented it and the way another company implemented it? Really? Motorola implemented it with the company vision being […]

  • Let’s say you had a calculated measurement of measure = A + B*x1 + C*x2. I’d do the MSA on measures X1 and X2 first and then get confidence that the calculated measure will be precise.

  • Yes, it’s a bit hard via blog to confirm. Essentially, your MSA standard deviation for % of process variation should use the standard deviation of the measurements you’re measuring.

    Your site level measurement seems to be a composite reading….if so, if you’re doing an MSA on that high level reading, you’d use the standard deviation of the…[Read more]

  • @Nfeher points out a great list of typical reasons for lack of failure. Notice the list didn’t include the lack of ability by the candidates–which is low on the pareto of reasons.

    The continuous improvement management that allows projects to progress without addressing the issues should examine itself and its project selection criteria.…[Read more]

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Calculating MSA in the forum Tools & Templates 1 week ago

    This may sound oversimplistic but you want to put in the standard deviation for the MSA of the individuals you are trying to measure.

    Remember the various metrics compare variation of the gage to variation of the process. Process variation isn’t mean to mean the variation of means UNLESS your process measures means.

    An example where a process…[Read more]

  • @Praful – You need to provide details about the problem you are having (be specific as possible). How do you think the problem can/should be solved? If you think you’re doing something wrong, why do you think that? The more details you provide, the more likely you are to get a response.

  • @stevevbabu Discussion forum responses come up through our general search functionality.

    Here are some threads I found (searching “experience” and “certification” +…[Read more]

  • @stevevbabu Did you search our site? These questions have been addressed numerous times over the years. (Perhaps not Philadelphia specifically, but getting experience in ways outside of a non-Six Sigma role/organization.)

  • Interesting post by MikeS. One could ask why would you take the 2nd test that showed good if it was showing bad before?

    It shows your gage for measuring success/failure has wide variability and should be tackled with an MSA.

  • SPC software helps find these also.

  • PDCA is really an approach and not really a roadmap with tools and techniques. DMAIC, DMADV, etc are “routes” which use tools and techniques within the phases of an improvement or design project.

  • @Nikolas1308 — Yes, Six Sigma can be used in healthcare. Take a look at our Industries > Healthcare section of content: http://www.isixsigma.com/industries/healthcare/

    We also have a Methodology > Total Quality Management (TQM) section of content: http://www.isixsigma.com/methodology/total-quality-management-tqm/

  • T,

    Interesting perspective on me overthinking. All I’d say is it’s not my role as a change agent/leader to not point out wasteful activities and question their validity. My past clients are glad I challenged the status quo because of examples that include a 20% increase in throughput with a simple manpower change on a production line.

    It…[Read more]

  • T,

    Respectfully, I’d say you need to look at the definition of waste or muda. Counting items doesn’t provide value to the customer who’s buying sunglasses. No one I know of is willing to pay for inventory control so minimizing the time and expense is a good idea but don’t tell me that the value of sunglasses increases every time it’s counted.…[Read more]

  • It’s not a good problem statement.

    Consider looking up SMART objectives to get an idea of how to define a goal and another statement to help define the problem with quantifiable metrics. Look up “Project Scope” on this site to give you more info.

  • Daily counts by hand….sounds highly non value added.

    I wonder the reason for this expenditure. This can’t be happening at ONE store location can it?

  • It would seem that the X’s in your DOE aren’t independent as described. The assumption is the X’s are independent variables when designing and analyzing a factorial DOE. Be wary unless you have other considerations limiting the combinations of the settings which would be another story.

    Justin, I’d love to understand the scenario…[Read more]

  • It would seem that the X’s in your DOE aren’t independent as described. The assumption is the X’s are independent variables when designing and analyzing a factorial DOE. Be wary unless you have other considerations limiting the combinations of the settings which would be another story.

    Justin, I’d love to understand the scenario more.

    However,…[Read more]

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