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Bruce Woloski

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    Bruce Woloski
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    Paul
    I have not been in the site for awhile. I would like to get together for some benchmarking. The project on order picking accuracy has taken on some different twists, first with our customers reporting inaccuratly and then our measurement system which is not controled by the DC has had some inaccurate reporting as well.How do I get your e-mail address.
    Bruce

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    #69218

    Bruce Woloski
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    I am a Black Belt currently working a project to improve picker accuracy. I am located in Holliston,Ma and would love to be able to bench mark with a site within a 50 mile radius. I am also finding that some of our customers receiving processes can lead to claims of picking inaccuracies. If interested please contact me.

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    #67376

    Bruce Woloski
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    Well by now I am sure that Nathan is totally confused. I have done a transactional project and while they are difficult they are able to take costs out of a process. You first need to understand what a transaction costs. I feel it is the Black Belts role to make it clear for the finace world to see savings.If you can lower the cost of a transaction you are saving the company money. Speed although very important is not the only factor. You need to look for non-valued added steps in the process and see if you can eliminate them without effect on the process. Speed can lead to quality issues and errors that you will end up paying for in the long run.

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    #67385

    Bruce Woloski
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    Geoff
    This first message has sparked some good discussion. You reduced the time per transaction by 29% and no costs associated to the bottom line in hard savings. Was this a process that was working to capacity? You also bring out allot of other factors that play a part in everyones world, morale, customer satisfaction and speed. My reference to speed as being a watch out was that I work in an eviroment where speed is glorified and valued. What I am seeing right now is that when you value speed other things can creep in like errors. Without a good system to monitor errors speed can mask the overall process and it’s effectivness. Thanks for the feedback.

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    #67312

    Bruce Woloski
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    I am a Black Belt that went through training in January of 2000. I also live in the world of transactions. It can be extremly difficult to relate six sigma to the transactional world. I can give you a breakdown of what my first project was. I was assigned to develop a measurement system for our replenishment process. I work in a 350,000 distribution center. I applied the six sigma tools and at the end we took the replenishment group from 8 transactions per hour on average to 14 transactions per hour. This meant that we did not need as much labor in the process and we reassigned some associates to other deptartments. I then took this system to 2 of our other locations and applied them there with the same results.Bottom line was more transactions per hour meant less labor needed. This is very simplified and it took allot of hard work to do. The savings were $250,000 not much when you hear of some of the savings that six sigma genertates but our budget is not as big as a manufaturing site. It can be done but it is more difficult that production. I hope this helps.
    Bruce

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