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  • I don’t understand.

    Your question would lead to too many questions–what’s the OEE, what’s the loading percent of operators, what’s the bottleneck???

    These questions would HELP reduce labor usage but I’d emphasize loss reduction and get a secondary benefit of labor reduction.

    TPM and Lean/Six Sigma are complementary to achieve your goals.

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Belt Capacity? in the forum Retail 1 day, 22 hours ago

    @andy-parr Love the string comment.

    Realistically, if you have full time BB’s or GB’s, an organization committed to data, continuous improvement, good escalation policies when strategic projects aren’t getting good traction, then 2 – 4 completed projects per year is doable.

  • Project execution of DMAIC is the best.

  • Technically, you should include time to get raw materials to make the product IF you don’t keep stock.

  • If the use of data and good measurement systems and root cause analysis becomes part of the culture, then it’s not a program.

    Two cents from me.

  • @tkjosephtk Joseph ask yourself a very simple question “Do I honestly believe I can take a person who has no creativity, teach them a tool and they will become creative.” If your answer to that is yes please call me because I have some real estate in Arizona I don’t own but would like to sell you.

    You want creativity hire creative people and put…[Read more]

  • @Helena The 7 basic tools from the PMBOK were also known in Industry as the 7 basic tools – about 30-35 years ago. The tools you see presented generally in a BB course are the most common tools. Why would I reference the PMBOK for quality tools? When we began teaching this outside Motorola, this comment was made earlier, they are hundreds of tools…[Read more]

  • @Sika83 Let me ask you this. If you are logging onto a website and asking complete strangers for idea for projects on a process they have never seen doesn’t that set off some kind of alarm in your head? You probably didn’t cover a lot in your GB training about project select or at least you should not have for a very simple reason. It should not…[Read more]

  • @JHopkins I don’t understand why people ask this question this way. If you know what you want to accomplish. Wouldn’t it make more sense you ask yourself how many BB’s will it take to accomplish that many projects, that much work, etc.

    There were a lot of numbers thrown around in the past mostly by consultants. Well if you are bidding on…[Read more]

  • @shanecharlton

    Be aware that gathering data to analyze with is considered part of the Measure phase….can’t analyze without data. :)

    Also, don’t get into arguments about which phase a tool can be used in….many tools can be used in multiple phases…examples are SPC, regression, FMEA.

    Glad you’re doing the right things…sorry we’re only BLOG help.

  • @andy-parr

    Nice advice..as usual.

  • ugggh, guilty conscience.

    For example, the % contribution adds up (squared of the % study variation) but that’s why the % study variation doesn’t.

  • Remember, the reason for “not adding up” is because of the situation of summing of squares is occurring for some of the gage R&R stats–bit swamped or I’d further elaborate but Mr. @rbutler can give more time maybe.

    Sorry, behind on a Monday already! LOL

  • Do a histogram of the non-transformed data.

    Also, where is your problem….is it at the tail or not? IF the defective part is related to the normal part, don’t get all caught up in tools….understand your % defective and begin to gather data on X’s to see if you can understand the relationships affecting your output. That way you can begin…[Read more]

  • Self development is always a good thing. Now, apply your learnings so you can tell stories.

    Even those of us who don’t want to admit doing continuous improvement for a while can tell you application of tools and nuances of projects keep us asking for more opportunities to apply the LSS principles.

  • Great explanation, as usual, by MR. @Mike-Carnell

    Consider it like the speed limit on highways…reason behind the madness often times for best practice.

  • @rrodrig2715 and @kaizen4all let me point out a basic issue with your logic but not necessarily specific to Aveta. How I feel about them specifically is my business.

    You two seem to think in terms of who certifies you that you are the customer. Unless you work for yourself you are not the customer. It doesn’t matter what you two think of Aveta…[Read more]

  • I agree with @CSeider position and I am aware that he has the personal experience to make that judgment. The guy that referenced the Six Sigma toolset? There is no such thing. There is a general set of tools that […]

  • @arya.vicky Let me see if I can walk you through the logic so you have a better answer than “I really don’t know what I am talking about I just plagiarized this response.” or basically “An industry standard has evolved or in other words we have always done it that way.”

    Let’s work with a tolerance of +/- 0.005 so our tolerance is 0.010. If my…[Read more]

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