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  • I strongly agree with @MBBinWI. If you try to do a single FMEA on multiple processes you end up with a complicated mess that usually tells you nothing. Narrow down your focus to a specific process in the banking industry and maybe someone will give you some help.

  • @Vidhya30 I haven’t been on the food industry for the past 8 years like @MBBinWI but I have about 5 years. I would really be interested in where someone has actually written down that Lean and SS are not applicable in the food industry. It is so common in the food industry (Fast moving consumer goods) that if you actually have an article that says…[Read more]

  • @veejayshan Part of your issue on the estimates is in your question. They are done 3-4 years in advance. Of course conditions change but more importantly after 3-4 years the estimates were in all likelihood done by someone who is long gone and it happened so long ago nobody owns the numbers. Nobody owns them normally because nobody is holding…[Read more]

  • Pravin Biradar replied to the topic Stratification in the forum Software/IT 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Thanks @MBBinWI for your reply.
    This raises four questions below:
    1) If this “spike” is due to same process then what to do?
    2) If this “spike” is due to special causes then what to do? Should we consider this as an outlier and not consider in analysis?
    3) Is it advisable to have two control charts plotted for above and monitor them separately? If…[Read more]

  • @MBBinWI Not flippant at all. Mine was in the first paragraph. Questions where someone has put zero effort into finding an answer are extremely irritating. Anyone who can’t find that answer in less than a second search on Google has no business trying to solve any type of problem.

    An even worse irritant is the term Quality tools. What is a…[Read more]

  • @ravikumar0423 @MBBinWI That is a tough question because the list is so long. Lots of hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, channel locks. Torque wrenches would be a quality tool. Pretty much the same tools you use else where.

    @ravikumar0423 There are publications from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) that will get you started and…[Read more]

  • @ravijumar0423 Did you search our site? We have a section of content in our Industries section on Automotive >

    @MBBinWI is right, though. People in whatever industry/area of operation use the best tool for the problem at hand. There aren’t automotive-specific tools when it comes to process…[Read more]

  • @MBBinWI I have Minitab v17.

    which test should I select in (Stat/Power and Sample Size) to be matched with my case?


  • @MBBinWI
    Thank you for helping because I did not organize my data that way, but I see now how I should have done it. I had attached my original chi-square calculation in the first post, but I am attaching a second pass where I did a 2×2 matrix instead.

    For some extra clarity: I had 20 units which had various defect types (labeled 1-6 for…[Read more]

  • @jagadishMahamkali In addition to the point about the content of this site made by @MBBinWI

    What do YOU think? Why or why not? The more details you provide, the more likely you are to get a response. The iSixSigma audience is helpful, but they like to see that someone is putting forth a good-faith effort to understand the material before responding.

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Cp and Cpk in the forum Tools & Templates 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    No, my friend… @MBBinWi

    glad to know ya! see, I’m talkin’ like a Texan! ;)

  • I can walk and chew gum at the same time LOL….. bad joke from my Dad. :)

    Hope all is treating you lately, @MBBinWi

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic Cp and Cpk in the forum Tools & Templates 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    It’s not “dirty little secret”. ;) Just teasing…

    What scares me is I heard an MBA student supposedly quote a professor talking about a side subject regarding six sigma. The student said if all of the data is within +/- 3 standard deviations on an SPC chart, that means it’s a six sigma process. I shuddered and wanted to check if it was…[Read more]

  • @MBBinWI and @cseider covered the data side of things, but in case it’s helpful, you can also extend the integration with Excel beyond data import. Minitab is COM-enabled, so you can integrate Minitab’s statistical and graphical functionality within Excel itself, running Minitab behind the scenes.

    Here’s a starting point for information regarding…[Read more]

  • Strayer replied to the topic Man:Machine Ratio in the forum Manufacturing 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @MBBinWI I was simply stating the obvious to someone who doesn’t get it. I agree that we should dismiss, perhaps sarcastically, those who want us to do their homework or ask stupid questions. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish them from those who are seeking knowledge. I lean toward giving the latter the benefit of doubt.

  • Romell replied to the topic Man:Machine Ratio in the forum Manufacturing 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    @MBBinWI Hi sir! I’d like to understand what man:machine ratio is. Its pros and cons, in a brief manner. Thank you

  • @MBBinWI
    No need for snarkiness. This is a forum in which knowledge is exchanged. If you did not want to answer, why did you reply at all?
    I too believe in the “teach a person to fish…” method, but you took it too far. Your bedside manner needs some polishing.

  • @MBBinWI – Thank you for your input. We had a similar rationale for offering auto-updates for certain graphs only, but have definitely received feedback over the years to extend this functionality to other types of graphical output. Thanks again.

  • Some graphs update automatically some do not. For example a basic process capability graph won’t. I don’t know the exact “routine” but years ago I was told if there’s many calculation results on the graph, the auto update isn’t available.

    @MBBinWI gave you best way to check.

  • Matthew Mueller replied to the topic What Is CTQ? in the forum Tools & Templates 1 month ago

    @MBBINWI Why attack the dude? Hes just trying to ask a question and get peer 2 peer feedback.

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