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  • Arthur replied to the topic Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    Sorry Charles, was trying to have a little fun. 
    I would like to empasize a little caution about the the concept of cellular manufacturing.  It is not a fix all for all applications.  In a former employeer this was taken as a literal transformation and the application was very unsuccessful.
                              Cell 1    Cell 2    Cell 3 …[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    As for tcj’s question what is a cellular cell?  That is the little cage that Billbob keeps his opposum’s in stored around one of his cellular lines in hope to trap a BB and beating the crap of it, then feed it to his pet.
    As for R’s question on the best Lean Book.. I have not found one that puts everything together as it should, (just as there…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Unacceptance of the organisation in the forum General 19 years ago

    Really good projects with high benifits without endurance?  Sounds like normal activity to fire fighting.  Fix something big, then 1 or 2 months later it resurfaces.  If you track these problems and these occurances, you may be able to develop an SS plan to address these ocurances. (I would not track them to say, ” you didn’t fix these, you ju…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic 5S effectiveness in the forum General 19 years ago

    Terry hit the nail on the head.  SS is heavy into standardization of process variation5S is the beginning of standardization.  If your machine is dirty, the variation is likely to increase.  If your tools are missplaced, the repair time will increase, thus the variation is increased.  If your desk is messy, it takes longer to find what you need…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Can Process Sigma be Too High? in the forum General 19 years ago

    I don’t understand how some of you can carry this to such an extreme.  Fact: there is only one wire that you are supposed to use.  Defect probability is 1 Wrong Wire, 2 No wire, 3 Something that fit that is not a wire.  Why would you count 10 X infinity the number of wrong wires and or all of the objects in the world that are not wires that coul…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic the two real questions in the forum General 19 years ago

    Six Sigma is only suitable for shop floor problem resolution?  NO
    Six Sigma linked to Modern Competitive Manufacturing Techniques is the solution to manufacturing companies problems?  NO
     

  • Arthur replied to the topic Quality and the meaning of life in the forum General 19 years ago

    Dont forget MBWA (Manage by walking around)
    Quit looking at my live, it already sucks, live someone elses.
     

  • Arthur replied to the topic Kaizen + Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    While I do not share the same degree of SS as Adam, I do not also share the same definition of Kaizen.  Yes, Kaizen is geared toward speed, the central focus is on standardization through the Kaizen event.  EX:  While investigating a soldering problem, (hand soldering of wire to a terminal by placing the insulator into a hand held holder), we we…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Kaizen + Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    Kaizen can not be done without using the tools shared by Lean and SS.  And, SS makes no sense if you statistically find the opportunity to improve and take no additional steps to do so. 

  • Arthur replied to the topic Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    As a lean practitioner for over 14 years, I have become more bias to Lean than to Six Sigma.  The philoposes are the same.  Both focus on the customer, are fact driven, process and management focused, and drive to the goal of zero defect.    Many of the tools you have mentioned came out of lean.  Kanban, JIT, Quick Change Over, Wast Elimi…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic PDCA X DMAIC in the forum General 19 years ago

    Personally, I like the PDCA approach.  Using this approach you have already looked at a distribution of problems and setting forth a method of how you wish to attack it.  I usually define a topic, Graph or state the reason for selecting the topic, graph the current situation, establish the target, analyze the cause, select the most appr…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic How to identify a project in the forum General 19 years ago

    Finding a new project is tough.  Our charter for 2002 is to reduce in-process defects by 50%, inspection defects by 50%,  reduce scrap by 50%, reduce customer returns to zero, reduce new product start-ups failures by 80%, and improve productivity by 6% before the end of 2002.  Since we met this goal on Jan 2nd, were just sitting around until th…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Multiple Histograms on One Chart? in the forum General 19 years ago

    Can you rephrase the question.  The purpose of a histogram is to understand the form of a distribution, and compare it to a standard.
    If all of the data is combined on one histogram you will view the total  distribution.
    Are you trying to show the shift in x-bar, UCL, and LCL, from two different samples and display both on one chart?

  • It appears that not a lot of outlines have been presented on this item.  If the aforemention style was not appealing, perhaps designing one from scratch would be better.  It should not be a difficult task.  Start by clearing defining the role of the Green belt.  Then define all of the tools necessary to fullfill the role.  Then do the same for t…[Read more]

  • Sorry Bob, I should not have started in the middle of a conversation. (I will start from the beginning from now on) For what its worth: In TPS training we identified over 60 training programs from SPC to visual control.  We did not have colored belt levels, we used training cards.  This allowed anyone from any department to participate in any pro…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Entering the World of Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    To Charles H…. Thank you.  Some of them I have already read (Lean).  I have not read any (SS), but love a challange.    To qutoe Thomas Pyzdek in his recent article ” Six Sigma and Beyond” “Exactly what these “experts” actually know about the subject is a mystery. ” I am anxious to see for myself.  Also, I browsed the web and examined the train…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Gallup Leadership Interview in the forum General 19 years ago

    check out the following wev site.  This may be what your looking for.  http://education.gallup.com/develop/leadership.asp

  • Arthur replied to the topic Order Picking-Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    If your getting 30 to 40 calls per month, your customers are counting accurately.  Accurate inventory is a measurement of What you have VS what should I have.  Packing is a measurement of What should I pack VS what did I pack.   Do you have a process in place that measures this?

  • You may want to take this at face value only because I am not a Black Belt.  First of all, “Variation of standards governing process variation”.  I find that amusing.  I do not believe there should be a variation of standards.  I do believe that variation should exist to reach the standard.  What does this mean?  If the goal is zero defect…[Read more]

  • Arthur replied to the topic Entering the World of Six Sigma in the forum General 19 years ago

    The most recent entry (currently page 7) was by Charles H on Wed 11/20).  In his address to ” How to be a Master Black Belt”, he sited “Six Sigma Master Black Belt Curriculum and Body of Knowledge” and provide a detaild curriculum.  There unfortunately wasn’t a book title reference.  So if your still out there in e-world somewhere Charles H.  Wha…[Read more]

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