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  • #140786

    Schultz
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    Hi Hans,
    did you manage to get round to sending me the info?
    If you´re busy at the moment, no problem. There´s no rush, just when you have time.
    thanks again, Charlie

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    #140497

    Schultz
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    Hi Hans,
    My e-mail address is c.stewart@planet.nl
    Many thanks,
    Charlie

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    #140471

    Schultz
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    Hi Hans,
    If you could make that information available to me too I would be very grateful.
    Thanks in advance,
    Charlie

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    #140470

    Schultz
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    Hi Gillian,
    I too would be interested.
    Thanks in advance,
    Charlie

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    #140353

    Schultz
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    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.

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    #122389

    Schultz
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    Sean
    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
    thanks
    Charlie

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    #119251

    Schultz
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    Hello
    A bit late I know but can I have a copy of your OEE spreadsheet.
    ctruelove@lsm.co.uk
    Thanks
    Charlie

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    #56614

    Schultz
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    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”

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    #113259

    Schultz
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    Hello.  To the list of companies that have deployed and implemented Six Sigma, you can add The Hartford Insurance Group  (Property and Casualty).  Thank you.

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    #111882

    Schultz
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    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 was a cause which blocked finding a better design. i can imagine activities, which try solvint this root cause by finding a better measeurment method. this can take long and can result in no design improvement at all. but design improvement is probably the more important goal of the poster. and the more pressing one.
    anyway, i learned triz is not only for inventing somethnig new. its strength is focused analysis and strong solutions /innovation/ seem to become a by product or somethig which is hard to avaid. these seem to become consequences of focused and guided thinking.
    i start to like the solution process, whih is shown on that site. i think the real power of solution oriented processes comes from focus on facts. this can be data driven focus, as in dmaic. it can be driven by understanding, as shown by the iwb tool. the many directions generated seem to be a good reality check. when they make sense, the iwb-model is probably capturing the important aspects of the problem. interesting. and the solutions are available at the same time. makes me think.

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    #111390

    Schultz
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    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?

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    #111379

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    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, yours is nothing. in all politeness the team members fight for their lovely idea.
    we tried synectics. think you are the problem. feel the solution. nice, but … we tried brainwriting, to settle all our creative forces a little, to have somem ore discipline. nuts.
    but there should be something out there, which uses all this creative spirit, and widens the scope, and gives focus. why cant we just harvest great solutions from great analysis? concepts, where you will just know they work. no fancy, crayz, highfly idea, which may or may not work.
    thanks, btw. good to know this is well known trouble.

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    #105505

    Schultz
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    I second that, Sigmordial. I’d love to read more from Gabriel on this topic.

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    #58130

    Schultz
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    Alex,
     
    Think that perhaps all he is referring to is that your report be fact-based, data-driven and error free.  That is my definition of 6 Sigam quality.

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    #60093

    Schultz
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    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? 

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    #91282

    Schultz
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    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.
     

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    #91281

    Schultz
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    Bill,
    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.
    Charlie

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    #91280

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    #91279

    Schultz
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    Search this site for “charter” in the upper right hand corner.
     

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    #88924

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    #88888

    Schultz
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    Check this out:
    https://www.isixsigma.com/dictionary/Span-335.htm
    And follow the link to the good article on the topic. I found them by doing a search on the site (upper right hand search box).
    Charlie

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    #59911

    Schultz
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    I agree with the previous poster. You do want to ensure that the data you are collecting (or going to collect) is valid and that you can perform valid analyses on it.
    Once that is complete, try the control chart wizard on this site. You have continuous data. http://healthcare.isixsigma.com/control_charts/
    Good luck,Charlie

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    #62998

    Schultz
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    Augusto,
    Here’s an article with a template that I found useful in the past. Hope it helps you.
    http://software.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010429a.asp
    rgds,
    Charlie

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    #87504

    Schultz
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    The great ones always get bashed. It’s easy for others to throw stones, I guess.
    Charlie

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    #87308

    Schultz
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    You might purchase the book, “The Six Sigma Revolution” , by George Eckes.  It is an excellent, practical book about implementing Six Sigma in the hotel business. By the examples in the book, I think you will be able to see the application to your business.

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    #87296

    Schultz
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         Counting it for one year following the end of the project investigation is  how we also do it.  Sometimes we have found some hanging fruit in the first few months before the project was completed but have ignored counting it.  There are all sorts of advantages and disadvantages in every way. I don’t think it will change.

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    #86738

    Schultz
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     You already have gotten good advice. You might try asking an experienced Green/Black belt to visit your plant for a few days and assess whether or not you should add Six Sigma.  Do you have any costly problems where everyone thinks they know what is wrong but no one can solve it?  If you do Six Sigma is the way to go.

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    #82446

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    Mike
    People can always find a reason or excuse for doing nothing. But just because the control chart indicates the process is not stable, does not mean nothing can be. First, determine the assignable causes, i.e. special causes, for the lack of control. Once these have been identified and corrected, then we can use the Six Sigma Statistical Tools to reduce the variation. The search for special causes is different than reducing variation. The tools are different. Many times I have seen people trying to use statistical tools in the wrong application. I have also seen people try to use statistical tools on process that are unstable and they are never able to repeat their results.

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    #80280

    Schultz
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    Dev, all – I have a good amount of experience in both sales and TQM.  In particular, I have found process mapping in especially complex sales environments to be helpful from the standpoint of process improvement, problem-solving, information sharing, and training.  If desired, I can provide further perspective.

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    #77028

    Schultz
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    Abasu,
    How did you determine “The general rule of thumb is that you’d need 40 samples out of 5602 to describe 2001”? Clarification would be much appreciated.
    Charlie

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    #74667

    Schultz
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    Mike,
    I don’t get it…you’re usually so on. But in this case it does appear that you’re just being negative. What is wrong with what was written, and why are you being negative?
    Charlie

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    #74283

    Schultz
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    Hello?
    There’s a sigma calculator to the upper right of every page (see  icon). This allows you to figure it out yourself.
    Charlie 

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    #74277

    Schultz
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    BB Coordinator:
    Please send a copy of  your presentation to me at zcharlies7@aol.com
    Thanks,
    Charlie

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    #74248

    Schultz
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    3M has been using six sigma for 1 +  years…all areas of the company, globally.  # of projects and $$ benefit is huge.  Support is from the top. 3M action with six sigma will be in the textbooks for speed/scope of deployment, benefit and sustainability. 

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    #73255

    Schultz
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    Can you post your one page summary to the forum? I’m hesitant about posting my email (although I want it also) because I know that people cruise boards like this looking for valid email addresses to sell to spammers.
    Please consider posting it here (use the link highlighted yellow to the right of this message).
    Thanks,Charlie

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    #71849

    Schultz
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    Sridhar,
    Please send me the AHP file.
    Thanks,
    Charlie

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    #71313

    Schultz
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    SBTI is a really good consulting house – training and project consulting….not that you will like every and all consultant they use…you never will in a consulting house, but share your needs and you will not be disappointed.

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    #71285

    Schultz
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    Add 3M to your list.  Global rollout in all corners of company activity.

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    #71069

    Schultz
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    Hi, I spent 18 years in EHS b/4 moving into BB role.  For Six Sigma activity, I suggest the first step is to look at “Severity” section in RPN calculation.  Highest two rankings can be EHS related – 10, being EHS issue without warning, 9 being EHS issue with warning.  From ISO 9000 FMEA guideance. 
    Also, FMEA is a great tool for EHS issue in general – not easy to use, don’t get me wrong.
     

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    #69666

    Schultz
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    Mike Carnell said there was there was a huge standard deviation in project savings and a big difference between discrete and continuous.  Does anybody (Mike?) have a benchmark for average savings (and std. dev.) for discrete black belt projects?  Any data for call center savings in particular?  Is Mike’s $120,000/project for ALL black belt projects?  Do most projects have a $200,000 goal and fall short on delivery?
    Regards,
    Charlie
     
     

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    #69303

    Schultz
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    Hi Paul
    I am very interested in your speadsheet. Please send me a copy.
    Thanks,
    Charlie

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    #67658

    Schultz
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    Salman,
    This entire site is filled with Six Sigma information and how it can be applied. Please don’t ask us to hand you every answer on a silver platter — true learning comes to those that search for the answers. Start on the homepage and just read.
    Charlie

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    #66355

    Schultz
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    You’d probably find benefit from doing a search on the site for ‘charter’. I did it a week ago and found a couple of useful documents:

    1: How to write a charter (with template)
    https://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010218a.asp

    2: Charter communication strategy
    https://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010304a.asp

    -C

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    #66005

    Schultz
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    I agree wholeheartedly. Ask anyone in a larger sized corporation how well their HR managers meet their needs (CTQs), and get ready for the deluge of VOC. Then all you have to do is prioritize the projects (based on employee retention, cost savings to the business, increased productivity, etc.) and get to work!

    The costs associated with any implementation in the HR function can EASILY be recouped in the course of a year.

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    #65751

    Schultz
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    You may want to look at the tools and templates section of the site…https://www.isixsigma.com/tt/

    Charlie

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    #65695

    Schultz
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    Hi Yunus,

    Did you see the earlier post about sigma conversion in excel? I tried it and it worked! I’m not sure if it is what you’re looking for, or not, but here’s the post
    https://www.isixsigma.com/forum/showmessage.asp?messageID=437

    Charlie

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    #65611

    Schultz
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    Here are my thoughts on classifying the opportunity and defect:
    >1. on typing a letter.
    opportunity is the letter or word or page, your choice
    defect is a misspelled word or mistyped letter

    >2. on assembling of a part with six bolts
    opportunity is putting bolt in correct hold
    defect is any bolt applied to wrong hole, or mis-tightened, or any other non conformance to customer specification

    >3. on assembling an engine with 360 components
    see above #2

    >4. on an NC machine which has 12 item proceses and 200 units part processed a day
    in simplest terms:
    opportunity is a part
    defect is any non conformance to the part specifications, regardless of how many processes are applied to each part

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    #63386

    Schultz
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    Here are my thoughts on classifying the opportunity and defect:
    >1. on typing a letter.
    opportunity is the letter or word or page, your choice
    defect is a misspelled word or mistyped letter

    >2. on assembling of a part with six bolts
    opportunity is putting bolt in correct hold
    defect is any bolt applied to wrong hole, or mis-tightened, or any other non conformance to customer specification

    >3. on assembling an engine with 360 components
    see above #2

    >4. on an NC machine which has 12 item proceses and 200 units part processed a day
    in simplest terms:
    opportunity is a part
    defect is any non conformance to the part specifications, regardless of how many processes are applied to each part

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    #65565

    Schultz
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    I’m sure the candidates will still find something to argue about! Even Six Sigm can’t be that black and white!

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