There is another mehotd, rather rule of thumb, is that the gage should read one more decimal than what the variation of the process is. So for example if the process variation is 0.01 than the gage should read upto the third decimal places. AIAG manual has accepted this method 10 years, 1 month ago
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Thank you for responding. However, I am seeking advice on six sigma certification programs both in and out of universities. You only stated a negative opinion of university training. Please substantiate yourself by providing your reason and examples as to why the universities are a poor choice. Also, what would be a good choice?Please keep in mind…[Read more]
A great book to read that may help you is “Leaning into Six Sigma” by Wheat, Mills and Carnell. It’s a relatively quick read but describes how one practitioner managed to introduce a 5S and 6-sigma program into a company that wasn’t really buying into it in the beginning.
I agree with Mike’s approach but would also suggest looking at all the ideas using the 5 why system.
Just a gut feel, but it seems like no one wants to go outside their comfort zone or potentially be wrong when the looming economy is not strong enough to make folks comfortable with any risk.
The 5 why’s should help uncover any hidden…[Read more]
I also work at for the administration of another CT hospital…I took the online Six Sigma Green Belt courses with the University of Michigan a number of years ago…. I thought they were very good, and I also liked the ability to move at my own pace, during available hours….I would be interested in taking some focused Lean Healthcare…[Read more]
I got it. If you put it in terms of exceeding a specification limit, then you can calculate the value of the “bad” material. A reduction in the standard deviation of a process cycle time will result in a lower frequency of process cycles that exceed the specification limit. Any time the process cycles faster than the specification limit, that’s good.
Thanks for the initial replies. I have the labor hours associated with the process and the improvement. The rub comes from the left side of the normal curve. Using the example of 6 weeks +/- 3 weeks being improved to 6 weeks +/1 week, the improvement is the reduced area under the curve bounded by the specification limit. The value is the dif…[Read more]
I agree with the prior posts but want to add one item – Behavior.
Your dealing with people and their behavior (good, bad and ability to change) is where you’ll spend much of your time. If you’re to be successful, gaining the buy-in from your team is necessary as well as continual re-enforcement (consequences – pro/con) of the desired behaviors…[Read more]
I think the comments have been on target but wanted to add another piece. You mention that you need to “prove” six sigma. Think about tracking some metrics to show what you are doing well. It is often easier to “sell or prove” when you can show support for the original system. Use the – – here’s what we are doing well and here’s what we can…[Read more]
Going through the posts it sounds like you are on the right track with define being the key issue (use of VOC and SIPOC exercises should help). I do have a concern based on an assumption I am making in that your are really dealing with the variation that may or may not occur between the PM’s. In a transactional world, I find you need to focus on…[Read more]
I agree, the number value system will allow you to measure progress but you still need to identify the causal effect (inputs).
If the problem is solved that is good but can it be avoided in the future? If the problem is not solved then you need to ask “WHY” questions. Again so you can get down to the cause of the problem and correct it.
As I was reading through the post I was wondering when some one would mention the Customer and a VOC. I feel that some of the easiest ways to identify low hanging fruit is to make sure you’re giving the customer what they want. I see too many process get off track because of the folks performing the work assuming what the client wants.
Ya!!!! actually i just want to deliver the 15 min speech on quality that what is the quality and what is the importance of quality… this is just the awareness on quality to increase the performance of people
Just want some clarification – you mention that you have limited data – what is this data? Accidents, OSHA recordables, near misses, Injuries, lost work time? I always look to try to qualify and quanitify the data and do a MSA so I know what’s real / dependable. If I feel it’s a good place to start I would look for some trends and use them to help…[Read more]
One thing I don’t know is how comfortable are you that your internal resources are adequate to perform the internal training. Can you realistically replace the consultants? If yes, then I’d suggest a transitional approach. As you reduce the roles of your consultants, you can increase the role (and knowledge) of your internal resources.…[Read more]
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