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  • My company just hired a new manager who is big on Shainin Red “X”. My company in the past used TPS and was warming up to Six Sigma. The new manager doesn’t like either of these and wants people trained in Shainin Red X. To be honest when the manager started talking about this, I had to Google it because I had never heard of Shainin Red X.
    What is…[Read more]

  • I did search… I did not see a discussion that answered my specific question.
    I specifically wanted to know if the Six Sigma vendors on this directory were accredited to award Six Sigma Certification.
    Specifically the vendors on the attached link…..

    5 years, 8 months ago

  • Are these institutions accredited to teach and award Six Sigma Black Belts?
    There are a LOT of websites and companies out there that offer “Six Sigma” Certification. How do you know which to choose? Which ones are legitimate? Prices vary a Lot. Some say they are certified by the council for six sigma certification? Who is accepted as the…[Read more]

  • Are these institutions accredited to teach and award Six Sigma Black Belts?
    There are a LOT of websites and companies out there that offer “Six Sigma” Certification. How do you know which to choose? Which ones are legitimate? Prices vary a Lot. Some say they are certified by the council for six sigma certification? Who is accepted as the…[Read more]

  • My company just started using OEE and needless to say it is a learning curve for us. We have always calculated OA, which is somewhat similar to OEE. We have a consultant helping us to transition from OA to OEE.
    I have two questions that I need help with.
    #1. Can someone calculate this question and write it out for all to see…
    Example:…[Read more]

  • My company just started using OEE and needless to say it is a learning curve for us. We have always calculated OA, which is somewhat similar to OEE. We have a consultant helping us to transition from OA to OEE.
    I have two questions that I need help with.
    #1. Can someone calculate this question and write it out for all to see…
    Example:…[Read more]

  • Getting the supervisors involved has been an issue. 5 years, 10 months ago

  • I work in the lean group of my company which is an automotive supplier. My group focuses on process improvement, scrap reductions, output improvements, reducing cycle times, line balance, etc.
    My question is: When my group goes to the production lines we make a ton of improvements, increase output, reduce scrap, improve ergonomics, etc. But when…[Read more]

  • Is there such a thing as a Fatigue Calculation or Calculator?

    Example: I have an assembly line that assembles and lifts parts that weigh 33 pounds each. Though out the day, the cycle time of the line slows, thus output slows.
    People are manually loading the parts into the machine, machine cycles, operators lift parts to next machine, machine…[Read more]

  • Is there such a thing as a Fatigue Calculation or Calculator?

    Example: I have an assembly line that assembles and lifts parts that weigh 33 pounds each. Though out the day, the cycle time of the line slows, thus output slows.
    People are manually loading the parts into the machine, machine cycles, operators lift parts to next machine, machine…[Read more]

  • Devender Malhotra ,
    thank you very much for your reply, I agree with your comment.
    Our lean team in the past always took the fastest cycle out of 40 cycles and stated this as the cycle time of the assembly lines. Our sales group sold capacity of the line based off this at 100% efficiency. Now our problem is we can’t produce enough based on the…[Read more]

  • Update: The company is warming up to the idea of the cycle time adjustments needed.
    Also, They are wanting to put a Production Display on the assembly lines. The display needs to show “Shift Production Target”, “Hourly Production Target”, “Running Production Output Per Shift” and “Running Hourly Output”
    Have any of you used a display like this…[Read more]

  • Thank you all for your replies, helped a lot.
    I thought I knew the answer, you all gave me peace of mind with your replies.
    I am going to talk with management and see how they want to move forward with this. I hope we can discuss this with our suppliers, who are the automotive industry. Sometimes they are a little hard to deal with.
    Thank you…[Read more]

  • The problem we are facing is over the last 10+ years the company has based their sales on the cycle times they were given for the assembly lines. They based the cycle times off the Lowest time in 40 cycles. This has caused the company to over sell their capacity, which has caused shortages to customers and 7 day week work. Our machines are 10 to…[Read more]

  • I need help… I work for a company who’s lean group calculates cycle time by timing the line 40 cycles and chooses the fastest cycle of the 40 cycles and post this as the cycle time of the assembly line. I have to disagree with this.
    My reason why I disagree is the assembly line has manual load time of machine and auto time of machine. Workers…[Read more]

  • I need help… I work for a company who’s lean group calculates cycle time by timing the line 40 cycles and chooses the fastest cycle of the 40 cycles and post this as the cycle time of the assembly line. I have to disagree with this.
    My reason why I disagree is the assembly line has manual load time of machine and auto time of machine. Workers…[Read more]

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