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  • @ripstaur I am not sure why people think some thing on their own that means the have not read Wheeler. How did you come to the conclusion I had not read Wheeler?

    If you read what I posted I did not say Control charts are all that they teach.

    Here is the part I do not understand but it is pretty indicative of todays society. “Sorry you feel that…[Read more]

  • @ripstaur I will be honest with you I have no appetite to be in this discussion basically because I believe it is a waste of time. If you want to use your control charts there is nobody stopping you. I have watched countless people do things on projects and as the book “Getting to Yes” points out if someone has taken a position they aren’t going…[Read more]

  • @msouilem Just for clarification. When we use IR it is Information Retrieval. Are we the same?

  • Carlos You are responding to a question from over 7 years ago. The last post from Robert Butler was 16 months ago and we had all deviated from the original questions.

  • @Pravin25 Excel has Regression capability in the Analysis Tool Pac. it does what if analysis and has a tutorial.

    You really need to put some of your own effort into this. Expecting a group of people who don’t know you do your job for you isn’t doing you any good.

  • @Pravin25 1,090,000 hits on google in 0.33 seconds. Click on images

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  • @Pravin25 19,400,000 hits on Google in 33 seconds. You might want to start there.

  • @ARRR127 If you are interested in understanding acceptance sampling you need to understand OC curves. Get a book by Grant and Levenworth it will help.

  • @willtfj I normally do not put up a response to anything that Robert Butler has commented on basically because he is so rock solid on analysis I real am not going to add much value.

    I am making an exception here only because I have a tool I really like to use in the beginning of a project that can create a very nice level of understanding very…[Read more]

  • @diboy89@msn.com It must be in the difference in the Way we see projects. For us if the solution is known, executed and confirmed that is a Just Do It project. If something goes through the steps of DMAIC then it is a Six Sigma project. I am amazed at your ability to decide a project was a JDI based only on the amount of time it took rather than…[Read more]

  • As @daniel.S said – a good first step is data plotting and the methods he suggested are appropriate. The big issue would be to check for possible extreme points that might impact any additional analysis and to check for co-linearity (confounding) of the qualitative variables.

    Confounding of variables – for all categorical variables a simple…[Read more]

  • @rbutler
    Sighhhhh, graphical analysis has lost favor (popularity?) and not even covered by many folks teaching analytical tools in problem solving.

  • @mike-carnell brings good point on FTE’s.

    One must always use the mean–remember your savings per (part) is the total change in the input (cost) divided by the total pieces/processes made times the cost/input.

    I used to think hard about using medians for savings for non-normally distributed problems solved but the math doesn’t work out AND…[Read more]

  • Raajkumar Let’s try a different approach. Lets say you go through the training class and you walk away understanding the thought process (this is not about tools).

    Now you get a job in industry and it turns out you are pretty good at fixing problems because you have a problem solving methodology in your head that helps you organize and analyze…[Read more]

  • John Somebody has to pay for the scrap. It either gets built into the price of the product or it comes out of the companies profits.

    Is that the price of innovation? Typical SS answer – It depends. If you are first one into a market and the premium for being first in off sets the extra cost then it makes sense. If there isn’t that price…[Read more]

  • @mrinal222 You may have a different take on FTE’s but you are going to have a difficult time selling it to anyone from accounting that needs to sign off on what you claim for benefits. “Soft Benefits” are like a footnote nobody reads.

    I will guarantee you that if for any reason you are audited by a major accounting firm it won’t fly as a benefit.

  • @ripstaur You made your stance on Process Control clear and your “fact.” Here is where I am. Process Control doesn’t move me a step closer to improvement. It is a nice to know number, tied to this Cpk/Ppk/Pp/Cp that means nothing to people outside of Quality Assurance. In general I could care less. The whole thing about a process needs to be under…[Read more]

  • A number of posters took some time to answer this same question on your earlier thread and you were given some good advice which, based on this post, you chose to ignore.

    In particular @cseider asked you about the results of your graphical analysis. Given this post it is evident that you did not run a meaningful graphical analysis of your…[Read more]

  • @Raiden I have had several Belts on projects over the years that have Top Secret classifications. Normally what they do is code the data before I am allowed to see it. I was never allowed to take anything into the conference room with me such as a computer, cell phone, memory stick, etc.

    As Strayer said you want at least NDA’s in place.…[Read more]

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