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  • Dear KKn,
    Your main aim is to reduce the variability. Please keep the focus on that. There are a lots of tools that will help you do that. One of them is Taguchi Online Control. Please provide me the process details and I will help you in applying the same.
    Taguchi Online control creates a ready reference for everyone to reduce the variation in…[Read more]

  • AJ replied to the topic Racism NOT GOOD!! in the forum General 16 years, 4 months ago

    All,
         Please remember that this is a professional site and that we are ALL professionals.  Let’s all respect each other and act accordingly.
    -AJ

  • Be real needs to get real with his information.  So you think the last week of training is just change management and generic theories for BB classes??  If you think these theories are generic, then why are they emulated all over the world?  Hmm, i don’t think they are generic.  Have you even gone through the training?  It doesn’t seem like you h…[Read more]

  • Ramblin,
         We sell to customer orders but they fluctuate so much that we seem to either have idle time or overtime.  But with this new process, we will cut over-time when the orders come in, plus be able to produce more units (15units/day) vs. (13 units/day). 
         Your comments were very helpful.  Thanks for taking the time to respond.
    aj

  • AJ replied to the topic MBB / Manager in the forum General 16 years, 5 months ago

    That is an odd statement from your MBBs.  The caliber of potential MBBs are to have experiences in both coaching and teaching SS as well as have had at least mid managerial positions.  At GE, we select high potential candidates (former BBs) who have had at least managed direct reports, if not P&Ls.  Therefore, our MBBs have the respo…[Read more]

  • AJ replied to the topic Catalog of Metrics in the forum General 16 years, 5 months ago

    I guess I don’t understand the analogy nor the sense of humor the two guys tried to communicate.  Do you guys mean that metrics are useless or no one has any idea how to standardize business metrics.

  • AJ replied to the topic Catalog of Metrics in the forum General 16 years, 5 months ago

    We are looking for to benchmark what other manufacturing companies use for their quality, sales, operations, and finance metrics are as well.  So if someone can provide this, that would really help us out too.
     

  • AJ replied to the topic Z value is * in the forum General 17 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Rohit
    i agree what faceman has to say but just one point to add that in graphical summary or in run chart it does not display the Z value.It is been displayed when you take out the process capabilty
    Regards
    Aj

  • Can someone give examples… i am looking to determine the CTQ’s or Key perfomance indicator of a treaury operation which is part of an invesment company.  transactions in terms of no. is less so i cant take how much time one transaction takes ? so what can be an alternative –
    average rate of return on borrowing / investments? –  but that is m…[Read more]

  • Can someone give examples… i am looking to determine the CTQ’s or Key perfomance indicator of a treaury operation which is part of an invesment company.  transactions in terms of no. is less so i cant take how much time one transaction takes ? so what can be an alternative –
    average rate of return on borrowing / investments? –  but that is m…[Read more]

  • mmm…let’s see…why would I not use the phone in my room?

    Surcharge of 60% on long distance
    Local calls at 75 cents each
    In these days of corporate cost savings initiatives (6 sigma for example), how would I ever justify spending on these exhorbitant mark ups?
    I would agree however, with other comments that providing high speed internet…[Read more]

  • AJ replied to the topic Minimum Sample size in the forum General 18 years, 6 months ago

    Hello PA,
    While we typically don’t like discrete data for many reasons, not the least of which is a higher required sample size for the same confidence level, the reality for many of us is that’s all we have.
    A formula that works for me is:
    [(1.96/required level of precision)squared] x p x (1-p)
    Where:
    1.96 = constant representing 95%…[Read more]

  • AJ replied to the topic Catapult experiment in the forum General 18 years, 6 months ago

    Hola Pablo,
    If you go to this site, it will provide most of the information you seek for the catapult experimental setup, as well as a couple of other classic DOE experiments.
    http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~stienstr/DOE2001.htm
    Al

  • AJ replied to the topic Market Price in the forum General 18 years, 8 months ago

    Are you saying identical quantities of the identical product (form, fit, function) varies in price by orders of magnitude?
    Depending upon what?…Time of day(month, year etc)…Environment (following an earthquake perhaps)…War…

  • AJ replied to the topic DPU Vs DPMO in the forum General 18 years, 8 months ago

    Consider our product, which is a radiator.
    We make several different sizes (ie number of channels) for different applications. From a customer perspective (and from ours too, since we don’t ship leaking parts) it doesn’t really matter if a given radiator leaks only from one place in one channel, from many places in the same channel or from one…[Read more]

  • am,
    I agree whole heartedly. In fact, if I were to identify any evidence of failure within our organization, it would exactly be dilution of the power of the Six Sigma process by erroneous inclusion of what are simply continuous improvement projects under the blanket Six Sigma umbrella.
    We have several of the “if you know what the root cause is…[Read more]

  • I agree entirely that no data=no Six Sigma, and also that project length is impacted by (amongst other things) time taken to validate the measurement system.
    That being said, I would rather take time within the Measure phase to make certain that the MSA indicated the data to be sufficient to support the project, than to discover at the end tha…[Read more]

  • Your definitions of failure are interesting if nothing else.
    Launch Six Sigma without a pipeline of well-defined projects.
    Launch Six Sigma without valid data & measurement systems.
    Launch Six Sigma wihtout a robust “Financial” management and reporting system for Six Sigma.
    We consider the time that training began as the time that we…[Read more]

  • AJ replied to the topic MSA and picking errors in the forum General 18 years, 10 months ago

    There is an excellent article/case study regarding Attribute Gage R&R in ASQ’s Six Sigma Forum Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2003.I just checked, and the full version is still available on line for ASQ members.Highly recommended reading…it has already prompted two projects at our company (automotive component manufacturing). 

  • AJ replied to the topic I charts in the forum General 19 years, 1 month ago

    Also please note that you can (and should in your case) set the lower sigma bound at 0. It is clear that your elapsed time can never be less than zero.
    Minitab in particular has a function within the Individuals menu to allow you to set this limit.

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