I know the answers have been general but they have helped a lot. I’ve just read the first pages of “Leaning into Six Sigma”. I’ll buy the book. It seems to be very helpful.
If a DOE can help me make a process cheaper, faster and safer, that’s exactly what I’m looking for.
Thanks for the answers.
We are jsut starting our lean journey and would appreciate any templates , worksheets etc which will help us in the value stream/time and works studies. Please email me copy with explanation of your time studies worksheet
I’ve been to Russia and the Ukraine several times incorporating Six Sigma into our standard consulting model. I’ve found that Six Sigma is interesting, but relatively unknown to Russian businesses. I’ve even been asked to expunge references to Six Sigma from final reports to avoid confusing the FSU client with “buzz words”
i tend to agree for analysis, which is focus on the right thing. after reading http://www.mprv.biz/iwb/practice/examples/package-design.pdf I tend to diasgree with what you write about importance of root-cause. there seem to be more routes to the exit.
in that edample the poster asked to solve a measurment problem for the package design. this…[Read more]
wow marty, didn’t know abiut triz befor. didn’t know about iwb. the level of novelty. yes I am after essential improvments, no craz stuff.
but please tell me, how will this bring more focus into my teams? and why will they cime up with even more ideas than befor, and even better ones. and why will they stop fighting?
oh vinny, you are absolutely right. who invented the tpyo? I – improve is where we fail so often.
we tried a lot. brainstorming. we have crazy ideas, hardly ever useful. fun thing, of course, bur of little value. many times all those many ideas are just little cariations of the main idea, somebody raised. and all this fighting. my idea is best,…[Read more]
The key question is what does your process need to deliver. a generic statement that Healthcare processes need to be 1.3 is too vague.. Does the patient transportation process need to be a good as the Radiation Therapy process? Are you asking Healthcare overall?
You can use people as continuous data. An opportunity is a person hired to meet the customer’s expectations. A defect is any person over what the customer specified. By this definition, at 125 you may have produced 25 defects with 100 opportunities.
For #1: Isn’t the % contribution just the AIV divided by the total company AIV?
For #2: You can compute the % change from month to month ((current month – next month) / current month). You know what percentage of that is the current month’s AIV. I think you can calculate what you need.
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