• EPS replied to the topic Finding a position in the forum General 20 years, 8 months ago

    Honestly, I don’t have an answer for your case. But you are not alone, I am in a similar situation, the difference is that I am in California.
    My recommendation/comment: don’t give up and shoot for a non-managerial position; you will be able to work your way up the ladder once you are in.
    Good luck and don’t get discouraged by useless re…[Read more]

  • EPS replied to the topic Minitab in the forum General 20 years, 10 months ago

    I completely agree with you on the statement that Minitab is not only for the “simple stuff”, in addition is not that “user friendly”.
    SPC XL and DOE Kiss are quite more basic than Minitab, for example

  • Check your measurement system as well! Maybe there is something wrong with it.
    Good luck!

  • EPS replied to the topic Too Much Agression in the forum General 21 years ago

    Hi all,
    I invite everyone to value the positive things about this forum! If by any reason (misinterpretation, egos, etc) you think a reply is aggressive, please don’t take it personal. I believe that most of us are trying to help each other.
    Enjoy this and many other things in life,…. life is too short to get upset over insignificant events.…[Read more]

  • EPS replied to the topic MSA with no specification in the forum General 21 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Chaz,
    Without the specs you won’t be able to calculate “precision to tolerance ratio”, but you can calculate the “precision to total ratio” (sigma measurement divided by sigma total). I assume you know how to make the calculations; othewise, feel free to e-mail me:
    [email protected]

  • I agree with you, let the market decide.
    Companies should be careful; there’s all kinds of consultants.., some are good, some are not good at all; some are interested only in their profit, others also care about a win-win relationship with their clients.

  • EPS replied to the topic No Support in the forum General 21 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Joe,
    I am sorry to hear this. I don’t know if it will give you some comfort to know that you are not alone. I have been in a similar situation!
    I carefully read the five points that you described in your message. Here’s my input:
    1) Six Sigma is an initiative/philosophy that requires top management support to achieve a successful deployment;…[Read more]

  • EPS replied to the topic Master Black Belt in the forum General 21 years, 2 months ago

    These are the requirements at my company:
    1) Complete BB training (4 weeks) + complete 2 projects as a BB + apply and obtain BB certification.
    If #1 is not complete, you can not continue with the MBB training.
    2) Complete MBB training (2 weeks) + complete instructor internship (certain number of weeks teaching GB and BB) + mentorship
    These…[Read more]

  • Dear Jack,
    I have the same problem and my frustration has reached the highest point. I am a MBB at a very big company, my team developed the SS infrastructure for a new division, we trained BB, GB and YB; selected the projects based on top level CTQs, etc, etc, etc. The Top Managers are the members of the Steering Committee. Wow! “They are…[Read more]

  • The KBM Book (Knowledge Based Management) by the Air Academy Associates is simple and basic.
    Good luck!