iSixSigma

Banking Engineer

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  • As Stan says below, there is no difference between SS and AIAG definitions – regardless, since data has no meaning without context, simply state the source of the data (time frame, sample size, # of samples), and whether or not the assumption is short term or long term for what the data is being used for. 
    It can be very dangerous  (business w…[Read more]

  • A little history –
    Ford used (1980’s) to define Ppk as Preliminary Process Capability, which was a capability index they used for the buying off of manufacturing equipment.  Ppk at runoff always had to be 0.33 higher than the final Cpk contract requirement, to account for common causes not present at the initial machine runoff.  Cpk was always t…[Read more]

  • Tanya,
    That may be a good explanation, but the illustration is wrong.  They are showing what sure looks like a 3-sigma shift of the six sigma process, and calling it a 1.5-sigma shift.  The way it is drawn right now, both distributions have the same number of defects – one is centered, and one is shifted, but both are approximately (visually, s…[Read more]

  • Agent,
    Material in = material out, so find out where the raw material is going.  Sometimes you make extra good parts – what happens the rest of the time?  Look for waste (swarf, spills, flash, etc.) and bad parts.  The clues for what is causing the 4% will be in where the raw material went. Bad part dimensions, excess process scrap, material spi…[Read more]

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    Well Dave, I guess I didn’t feel the need to treat graffiti as an actual problem statement or request for six sigma information.  I respect anyone’s right to voice opinions about poor experiences at any particular companies, because they do happen, and can be a valuable tool when assessing employment opportunities.  But some of these ba…[Read more]

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    If you view job ads as data that tells you the original people have left, or the home-grown aren’t working out, you are either very poorly trained, or stumbled on this forum by accident.
    Don’t do any project work by yourself – you may injure someone.

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    No professional is going to put internal metrics up on a public forum.  The measure of success is not compliance – simply complying can be the road to ruin – it is the success of the company, which includes/requires customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and shareholder satisfaction. 
    Six Sigma will contribute to the success or failure o…[Read more]

  • Make it part of their performance review – you get what you measure.  My personal preference would be to give them a goal of reducing cost/increasing productivity, rather than # of projects.  Again, you get what you measure – number of projects gives you little data about improvements, and can result in unintended consequences as people struggle t…[Read more]

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    My instructors way back always told me to get your own data – everything else is suspect.  No place is perfect, and BoA would not be growing with record profits if they were as bad as has been said.  The truth is somewhere in between.  My own opinion is that I like it here, we are doing it right, and defects in the process are corrected – not ignored.

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    I reconcile the position by saying there are good and bad experiences in any company – you will find people that bash their experience with Motorola, GE, Ford, NCR, etc.  I’m not saying they are wrong – I wasn’t there with them. 
    If you look at several of the negative postings under different names, you see the same misspellings (ex. – fr…[Read more]

  • Banking Engineer replied to the topic BOA in the forum General 18 years, 7 months ago

    Now that’s one of the most ridiculously ignorant comments I’ve see yet on this forum.  You notice I said ignorant, not stupid.  Ken Lewis just spoke at length about Six Sigma and it’s benefits to BoA at his Senior Leader Broadcast last Thursday.  If there was no commitment from the top, they wouldn’t be hiring MBB’s/BB’s from the top companies, wi…[Read more]