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  • #185003

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    Completely agreeing with Sandoor… also as you mentioned 45secs is only on the assumption that all these 5 people work on a sequential process. if the process are parallel or a combination of both then individual timings will be completely different. Also one needs to include necessary wait/travel/setting/down etc. times into the process.Definitely needs more info and understanding to give a final answer.

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    #184829

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    i wouldnt say that…in fact some links e.g. “Find a Job” are not working at all as of now 13th Aug 10:30AM IST. Although the discussion forum link is up but its way too slow for smooth reading and posting. I am an indian but currently accessing it from Srilanka behind my office firewall.

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    #172889

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    Check, if cost of air travel is linked with lead time of booking the tickets. If “yes”, then frame your problem statement around it.

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    #168125

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    If 1000 pepole lie instead of 100 that does not make it the truth.

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    #161415

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    Hi Steven,
    Please do send me the tool at [email protected]
    Thanks in advance

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    #161060

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    Definetely… Six Sigma if applied in letter and spirit will help everywhere and anyone….

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    #159536

    DD
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    Hi,
    But in some situations even with samples more than 30 the data may be non-normal, in that case how can one use Z-test. I am sceptical of such thumb rules. One can not generalise all processe this way.
    If all we work with are samples(which are supposed to follow t-distributions) and never populations then wy this Z-Test at all???
    An what about 2 sample Z-test???
     

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    #158759

    DD
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    Dear Forumites
    Anyone else would like to give his thoughts on AC?

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    #158713

    DD
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    Thanks for all your responses. they have really been infomative and useful.

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    #156685

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    Hi BTDT,
    If the average price for a home is X dollars, half the houses will always fall below average and the rest above.
    Cheers DD

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    #151349

    DD
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    the characteristic I’m measuring is time to perform the process.
    I did think of using a histogram to summarise, but while this might be good pictorially, I also wanted some stats to add weight to the summary; what can you put with a histogram, other than min./max., mean, and comment on shape?
    regarding stratification on a single control chart, how do you do this on minitab?

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    #151326

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    Thanks all,
    I think I might be able to answer my own question after reading your replies and more thought – how about using boxplots to combine the data – they show things statistically without corrupting the truth?
     

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    #151324

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    Thanks Accrington,
    there will actually be several charts for several people at one location, several charts for several people at another. I want to summarise statistically, if possible, how the overall process is currently performing before I introduce a change, then repeat the data collection and summarise statistically the overall improvement.
    I get the point about keeping the charts separate, but the stakeholder is going to somehow want to see all the separate charts and data summarised to indicate the business benefit of introducing the change.
    This is what I’m struggling to get to, any help appreciated thx. 
     

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    #151321

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    Thanks Purpose,
    the business point of view is what I’m trying to get to.I might end up with a lot of separate control charts, how do I show how bad the process is ‘overall’?
    thx

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    #151320

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    so if I time order the data, and then combine the 2 data sets accordingly (i.e. data points will jump from op. A to B etc. as the tests will be done roughly at the same time) to produce a control chart, it is statistically valid even though the readings weren’t taken at the same place?
    and if the answer is yes, then my control limits, standard deviation and mean are valid also?

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    #151160

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    Research Design,
    thanks for your last post, it definitely helps, you have also helped in another way;
    I looked up pretest/post design and also the Hawthorne effect;
    if they are doing the process 2 / 3 times a day, and knowing that the process can be simulated in a ‘classroom’ setting, I could get their supervisor to ‘time’ them do the process 2 / 3 times at the start of each shift (in the classroom), then leave them to get the actual data for the shift.
    This would constitute quite an effective control I think for when people ask me that ‘difficult question’.
    Great stuff!
    and thanks again
    DD

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    #151156

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    Thanks to both of you.
    The average time is 10mins., quickest 5mins., worst case 40 mins., and the new tooling should enable the proces to be done consistently in less than 1 minute.
    Please help with the estimation of standard deviation if you can.
    Regarding random sampling & quasi-experimental design, the process is done 2 / 3 times a day, so I was planning on getting 10 people at 3 different sites (as per Sandor’s post) to take the data over 3 weeks (to give the 30 data points per person), then repeat with the new tooling.
    This I think does not qualify as random, but the problem is I am time limited and need to complete the study within the 6 weeks.
    So maybe I need to explore the quasi-experimental design in more detail as suggested, unless you can advise further.
    Many thanks
     

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    #151146

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    Thank you Sandor,
    I think I get what you’re saying. Because I have 30 people each taking 30 data points (in this case, time to do the process), that one site should be well represented, assuming there are no special causes, like time of year, shift etc., which in this case it is safe to assume there aren’t.
    I similarly don’t see reasons why this site should differ greatly from the others, I could perhaps screen this by asking a set of questions to the other sites, as a justification for not including them on the test.
    At the end of the day I asked the stakeholders if they wanted one site only or multiple sites, their response was ‘one would be easier’.
    I just wondered about the ‘margin of error’ rule of thumb, where a survey of 50 could have a 14% error, not sure that applies in this case though, perhaps you could help confirm this?
    Thanks

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    #142453

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    Hi Manikandan,
    Were you from Omnex Chennai earlier?
    Regards
    DD

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    #64223

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    Jeff
     
    As your deployment gains more traction, you will find it difficult to use spreadsheets.   At my company, we built an internal system but eventually recognized that we could not easily implement it enterprise-wide. Consequently, we used a cross-divisional team to develop the criteria for evaluating Six Sigma project tracking systems. 
     
    Based on our requirements, we identified three companies and ultimately decided to use PowerSteering because their system was customizable and flexible to meet our current and future needs.
     
    Remember, no two Six Sigma implementations are the same; therefore, I recommend that you decide on a system that can to more than track projects.
     
     
    DD

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    #117227

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    #116179

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    I fully second that. Its totally baseless to assume the 1.5 sigma shift and adams theory has no grounds
    DD

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    #108721

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    Hi GB,
    Apart from what robert has suggested please check your Measurement system. Have you done Gage R&R/bias/accuracy/linearity/stability whichever is applicable. I feel there could ba a Gage issue somewhere in your measurement.
    DD

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    #107816

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    Hi
    Once you have decided to transform the data after thoughroughly undrestanding your process characteristics(assuming there is no other way of getting the normal distUse a Lambda of -0.5 as it gives you a better transform into a Normal dist(see below) I have used Minitab14 to get this
    Descriptive Statistics
    N N* Mean StDev Median Minimum Maximum Skewness Kurtosis
    16 0 2.8 3.19186 1.25 0.5 11.4 1.77312 2.65146
    Box-Cox transformation for Normal distribution: Lambda = -0.5
    Goodness of Fit Test
    Distribution AD P LRT P
    Normal 1.575 (<) 0.005
    Normal (After Transformation) 0.376 0.369
    Lognormal 0.440 0.255
    3-Parameter Lognormal 0.816 * 0.001
    Exponential 0.646 0.304
    2-Parameter Exponential 1.169 0.032 0.013
    Weibull 0.633 0.088
    3-Parameter Weibull 0.377 0.432 0.000
    Smallest Extreme Value 1.956 (<) 0.010
    Largest Extreme Value 1.224 (<) 0.010
    Gamma 0.723 0.074
    3-Parameter Gamma 0.260 * 0.000
    Logistic 1.321 (<) 0.005
    Loglogistic 0.449 0.217
    3-Parameter Loglogistic 0.650 * 0.001
    ML Estimates of Distribution Parameters
    Distribution Location Shape Scale Threshold
    Normal* 2.80000 3.19186
    Normal (After Transformation) 0.87116 0.39277
    Lognormal* 0.50351 1.03606
    3-Parameter Lognormal -0.73721 2.48225 0.49500
    Exponential 2.80000
    2-Parameter Exponential 2.30500 0.49500
    Weibull 0.99052 2.78697
    3-Parameter Weibull 0.54634 1.47157 0.49500
    Smallest Extreme Value 4.54748 3.90589
    Largest Extreme Value 1.55563 1.76479
    Gamma 1.08674 2.57651
    3-Parameter Gamma 0.41591 5.54211 0.49500
    Logistic 2.18928 1.55931
    Loglogistic 0.43032 0.60239
    3-Parameter Loglogistic -0.42644 1.40205 0.49500
    * Scale: Adjusted ML estimate
    Here is the transformed Data
    WLR Transformed Data Back Transform11.4 0.29617 11.44.6 0.46625 4.68.3 0.34711 8.32.9 0.58722 2.95.7 0.41885 5.70.7 1.19523 0.70.7 1.19523 0.70.8 1.11803 0.81.1 0.95346 1.12.2 0.67420 2.22.4 0.64550 2.41.1 0.95346 1.10.5 1.41421 0.50.5 1.41421 0.51.4 0.84515 1.40.5 1.41421 0.5
    To Transform it back I have used the calculator functionof minitab using the formula ANTILOG( – 2*LOGT(‘Transformed Data’))
    Hope this helps
    DD

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    #104985

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    Whats your problem dude?
    DD

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    #104613

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    Not every six sigma tool may be of high value in construction. (I can’t see a DOE, for example.) But the philosophy and some of the tools can be brought into play.
    A couple years ago, I interviewed for a six sigma position with Neumann Home Builders in Illinois. They wanted somebody to plan their processes for getting people into their new homes, etc. I don’t know if anything ever came out of it, but here’s a lead for you.

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    #104610

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    To me, Six Sigma is a philosophy and a set of tools that can be used in a variety of functional areas to address waste.
    Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a function. (And it can be a very tough function! Suppliers can be very tough to work with.) Six Sigma can be used in SCM, just like it can be used so many places.
     

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    #102956

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    They have done two projects already and are in the process of taking up more. One of the was on efficiency improvement & a subprocess optimization
    Regards
    DD

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    #58161

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    Arun,
    Your question is a bit broad.  Immediate answer is to gain support for SixSigma from the leadership.  But I’m not sure if youcurrently have responsibilty for SixSigma or if you knowing the benefits of it simply have the view that it can help to improve the business.  Please be  bit more specific so that the advice can be of merit to help you.

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    #100530

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    On eyear or three years, depends on how your company wants to make the determination. My comapny uses one year savings in all aspects.

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    #84290

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    A good question indeed. There is no harm in going from 6 to 7 og 8. In fact airline industry operate at 10 or more for flight take off & landing, but for all practical purposses in an industry where humal life is not at risk six sigma is a good enough improvement benchmark.
    More than that may not be worth the Time, money$$ and effort.
    Thats my take, Hope it answers your query.
    Regards
    DD

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    #83122

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    We at Omnex in India are into Six Sigma consulting. Our India ofice is in chennai but I(BB) am based in Bangalore.
    You can visit our site at http://www.omnex.com or mail me at [email protected]
    Please let me know in case you need any help.
    My contact no.+91-80-98860-27242
    Regards

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    #83076

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    Hello Atul,
    Cpk = Min[(Avg.-LSL)/ 3 Std.Dev.,(USL – Avg.)/ 3 Std.Dev
    Since your Target(nominal) is 15.45mm & LSL is 15.30mm here you have a one sided spec. Hence you have to use Cpk = (Avg.-LSL)/ 3 Std.Dev. Here the avg. is the mean of your data.
    Hope this helps

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    #83073

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    In much the same way as it is done at other places. Start with a problem statement and apply DMAIC methodology to attack the problem.
    let me know for further help.
    Regards

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    #82962

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    Std. dev.=SE Mean/sq.root(number of samples)

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    #77866

    DD
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    Hello Mahabaleshwar,
    Can you post  your e-mail id so that I can send them your contact details. They will be in touch with you soon.
    DD 

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    #77863

    DD
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    Hello! Manikrao,
     The Indian companies that are practicing Six Sigma  I know are Wipro, Allied Signals, Texas Instruments, Telco… etc. to name a few. Also there are a host of multinationals using SS(e.g. GE, FORD) There is an expert cosultants to six sigma named OMNEX located in chennai who are consultants to Ford & its suppliers. I can send you the contact details if required.
    Hope this helps
    DD

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    #77377

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    Sambuddha
    Yes as Gabriel says you can post it on his site. I am curious too.
    Thanks for sharing
    DD

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    #77091

    DD
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    MheIts not as arbitrary as u posted this. This site is fully devoted to some six thing you r takling about. Please look aroung you before you leap.
    Do some homework yourself, and then post any query that you may have.DD

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    #77090

    DD
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    Hi!Kavita,
    You have not made it clear weather you as an organisation is new to six Sigma or not. Anyway assuming that you people are new to it.
    There are a lot of ways in which you can use it in HR. Basically Six Sigma can be applied anywhere where there is a process(in your case transactional) or product to improve an existing process(DMAIC) or setup a new process(DFSS).
    Whatever you do at HR e.g Hiring, Pay, Personnel Database, Training, everything has a procedure and definetely a process is going on. You can work on improving the time, no to errors, rework..etc etc basically defects or you can  implement a robust new process.
    Hope this answers your query. In case you need more info you are welcome.
    Regards
    DD

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