• @mike-carnell – sometimes people need to hear the truth. And sometimes that truth hurts. 4 years, 4 months ago

  • Billy – I won’t speak for my friend @mike-carnell, but I’ve never taken a certification at face value. Even from the most respected certifiers, there is considerable variation. Those who rely only on the certifying body usually don’t know what they are looking for nor how to evaluate those they are contacting. Thus, they are attempting to use a…[Read more]

  • @tgroves-EXTA – what you seem to be describing is a rolling average reported weekly of data from the past two weeks. This is a reasonable method of damping out noise/variation that occurs at a periodicity larger than the reporting period. It is not an average of an average. Your approach is well within acceptable practice. 4 years, 4 months ago

  • @mike-carnell – I profess, I cannot remember the instance, but am sure it was well deserved ;-} 4 years, 4 months ago

  • @cseider @mike-carnell – it is a weekend to remember that our ability to pontificate without repercussion should not be taken for granted. So many had that ability cut short so that the rest of us could retain it. To the veterans out there – Thank You. To those who are the family members of those who gave all, our profound sympathy for your…[Read more]

  • @cseider – are you disparaging my current home? Having grown up in Minnesota, the winter here is actually mild ;-} 4 years, 4 months ago

  • @Straydog – good point. I’ve interviewed some that had “certification”, even ASQ, but couldn’t reason through one of my favorite BB questions – what do you do when you have a GR&R of 70% and a process with a Cpk of 1.7? They have been trained to react to certain values, not think and understand what the data is telling them. 4 years, 4 months ago

  • @cseider – I don’t usually rant here, saving that for my better half. Living by the adage that brevity is the soul of whit, I try to maintain a minimalist presence. Although certain topics can get me to pontificating vociferously. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @BuckeyeGuy92 – as @straydog identifies, what you are getting are specifications, not needs or requirements. This is the outcome of HOQ 1, not the starting point. You might consider these as the inputs to HOQ 2 and proceed to break these down into the specific design requirements. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @tgroves-EXTA – so, what you’re dealing with is a system where you want to report weekly, but the system performance is on a longer time period, perhaps 2 wks in periodicity? 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @Mike-Carnell – hi, back. Russia, I’m jealous. One place I’ve wanted to visit but haven’t had the opportunity. Work is good. Lots of challenges, but a team willing to learn. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @Mike-Carnell – one needs a good rant once in a while. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @Mike-Carnell – been a busy afternoon. Good to see your comments. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @TollemG – maybe concentrate more on selling instead of trying to predict sales? 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @lefthooklacey – it is sad that your company was taken in by the worst of our industry. Since you already have some idea of what six sigma is all about, I would recommend that you embark on a course of self-study. I would start by reading Deming and Juran. Then for specific tools I would check out Pyzdek and Bothe. If you are a Minitab user…[Read more]

  • @Snandy – why should we do your homework for you? Why don’t you propose an answer and your reasons why it is correct and we will tell you where you are right/wrong. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • You can also use a distribution fitting tool in CrystalBall. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @cseider – it’s a background fill pattern. Unfortunately the dots don’t necessarily line up with either of the axes. Perhaps @mparet can take this as input for a future release – would be nice to be able to plot dots instead of gridlines on graphs. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @johnpeters123 – if possible, query your questioner about why they think their answer is correct, and please post back here. It would be interesting to know their rationale. I have an hypothesis that the preparers of these tests are becoming less and less knowledgeable about the subject matter. 4 years, 5 months ago

  • @rbutler – or the preparer of the question isn’t all that knowledgeable. 4 years, 5 months ago

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