• Cherukara replied to the topic Design of Experiment in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Certainly : I agree with you. Very much so. Of course I think you are refering to the Control and Noise factors. Or is it something else?
    Would you appreciate DOE away from the spreadsheet style everyone is so familiar with?
    Cheers! Dominic.

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Design of Experiment in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    I believe it is not necessary as such. There are many ways and means for you to embark or use on the phases. Sometimes the organizational culture and resources may paly a part in deciding which tools to use.
    I remember reading some DOE applications in people centric problems in the internet. One of it is in the form of an analogy of a girl and 3…[Read more]

  • Hmm: it is basically like a piece of string. It can be short. It can be long. Costs can be direct and indirect. Loss of opportunity ?
    There could be 2 type of projects you are refering to. One is – in which you have a legal relationship like a Supplier and customer relationship. A legally binding agreement is present. In this type of projects…[Read more]

  • Dave : That was a good one. So is this an example of good teacher or a good educator?
    Cheers ! Dominic.

  • MB a good “thinking” question. I would like to air my opinion but the venomous spite like a ready to strike cobra of this respected forum makes me to think twice. However, I air my opinion what come may…
    In my limited exp. I am not aware of many cases of such an integration but why not? Likewise I suppose one can use QF to do KM and integrate i…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Hoshin Catch Ball in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Hope I am not throwing a wild fire here. How is HK different from Quality Function Deployment? One could start the QFD from the Management Policy (directly from the Mission and Vision policy statement) and cascade it down to smaller units. One could use QFD to do HK and get a working model for your organization.
    Some learned forum members a…[Read more]

  • MB : I have seen you answering this question in many other shades on many ocassions in. If you were to compile all your answers you would have developed a  good “Guide” and probably a nice long article to help all those who come by to this forum.
    Cheers ! Dominic

  • Cherukara replied to the topic SS for SMEs in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    MB: I am asking that question too. Is SS applicable for SME’s? My believe is yes it will be applicable especially when one looks at the “Loss to society” concept. However when the customers says so……….SME’s will attempt.
    On the other hand, my personal opinion is even if the SME’s do not succeed wholly in their SS quest, there will be some…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic design of experiments in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Sarada: let me have your mail id, i might have something useful for your DOE.
    This is a guide article to DOE for Engineer’s to conduct Design Of Experiments at  their factory floor level at
    You will also find A L8 Excel template in there which might throw so…[Read more]

  • Hmm: If one does a critical analysis  (objectively): it does not take long before one realizes there are Strengths Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 
    On a personal note I think MB is a very well balanced person.
    This forum has many good, talented and knowledgeable persons from all over the world. My personal observtion is : we can be cr…[Read more]

  • Hi : Not sure if I could be of much help but some ideas running through my mind.
    First: Is VOC relevant here ? 
    On the other hand, I believe the Service Quality model otherwise known as PZB model would have some inroads to objectively look at the issues at hand. In PZB model you can have a better feel of how to measure the relationship. I won…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Pre-control charting in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Nadeau: SPC is good for you, the operators and the management. I do not think we dispute that.
    In my opinion – What we need in your case is a SPC master  planner – a system which has the Process Tree, together with the sub processes, to which you will assign the relevant chart. You may call this a schedule. This way you would have an idea what a…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic six sigma green belt in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Dear Prerit: This is a forum whereby you can have discussion and get some others to air their views and opinions on a relevant topic in six sigma. There are no six sigma green belt programme being offered here in the forum. You need to find out from the net to see if there is anyone out there who offers you such a programme.
    I might be of help if…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Employee Survey in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    In my opinion what it means is that:
    the perception (what they got) equals the expectation (what they wanted). In another word what it means is that the delegates on whom the survey was conducted are saying they got what they wanted. The delivery met their expectation. Not more not less.
    Is it positive or negative? Neither of it! However the…[Read more]

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Six Sigma for Vendors in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    It is interesting to note how many could benefit from a storyboard six sigma deployment system which allows one to monitor the vendors. This could be part of a Vendor Development program.
    I had the opportunity to work with 16 parts and component manufacturers for the automotive covering metal stamping, rubber, glass, plastic, electronics, e…[Read more]

  • My guess : I think you need MSA.

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Elearning software in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Almasi: Are you looking for a elearning system so that you can create and develop your own content? Or is that you are looking for a particular elearning software?
    As you put it a e-learning software is nothing but a mechanism to allow you to manage some content. Is this what you are looking for?
    Cheers ! Dominic.

  • Cherukara replied to the topic Six Sigma for Vendors in the forum General 14 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Vijay: let me have your mail id I will send you a sample Project Storyboard, roadmap which you might be able to modify for your need.
    Cheers! Dominic

  • Hi: How about considering VOC?
    Ask your trainees themselves through questionaire surveys.
    Consider using the Service Quality model for the questionaire survey. Identify the gap between what they want and what is being offered.
    So each question in the questionaire comes as a set eg.
    Q1. what is ideal situation?
          what is our situa…[Read more]

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