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  • Howe replied to the topic Green belt search in the forum General 14 years, 8 months ago

    Green Belts/Yellow Belts/BlackBelts do not fine their own projects. Champions find projects. 
    The initial training you have received will help you see opportunities of improvement.  Everyday look at what can be improved and keep a list, at the end of the week review your list and prioritize what you think is the most important.  Do this for a mo…[Read more]

  • Howe replied to the topic MBB Numbers in the forum General 14 years, 8 months ago

    I wonder if there is a correlation between the number of certified BB & MBB practioners and recession?  Or more accurately poorly trained BB and MBB’s. 
    It would be interesting to know how much damage inadequately trained Green and Black Belts have done to manufacturing.
     

  • In addition to using the Capability Maturity Model I would also seek out other contract manufacturers that practice continuous improvement.  One will lead you to another.  One of the best circuit board contract manufacturers is Cirtronics.  They are in the NorthEast and have a website.  I would also recommend looking at Thomas Dunn MBB webs…[Read more]

  • Howe replied to the topic SSBB Now what? in the forum General 14 years, 8 months ago

    For the on-line course??

  • Howe replied to the topic Lean to Sweat Shop in the forum General 14 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you.  It is so basic and yet I realize how I have overlooked the obvious that indeed SAFETY should come first and from that let the rest fall into place.  It also can be a litmus test:  if a company balks at thinking safety first then the “lean” journey may indeed be nothing more than a housecleaning event to save the bottom line.
    Thanks fo…[Read more]

  • Howe replied to the topic Lean to Sweat Shop in the forum General 14 years, 9 months ago

    Sometimes it seems we are splitting hairs over the nuances of a name, but I can see from what is developing in the work places that drawing the distinction between what is “lean”  and TPS is important.  Drawing the distinction between employers who are willing to understand the differnece between the two might be a first step.  Thank you very mu…[Read more]

  • Howe replied to the topic Lean to Sweat Shop in the forum General 14 years, 9 months ago

    That was not very helpful.  The deeper question  is, are we as practitioners of lean and or six sigma doing an injustice to operators because we do not see potential in the labor force?   Are we only looking at the labor pool as “labor”  ergo sweat shop?  Are we stopping at the “cell” and thinking our work is over and leaving the necessary daily…[Read more]

  • Jodee,
    You are probably deep into your game plan by now but,  I would suggest that you 5S your process.  You mention that there are some responders that seem to know more than others.  It will be easier if as a team you sort through the “knowledge” and clean up  the incorrect information or “bad” information.  Once you sort through all of the…[Read more]

  • Howe replied to the topic Seeing Patterns in Data in the forum General 14 years, 9 months ago

    The most generous MBB with information is Tom Dunn out of Texas.  He has a new site called LeanSigmaMart.  He has his telephone number in the Process Improvement section.  He will not charge for the first call and will probably figure out a way to give you the information without charging at all!!!  He is just a really smart guy who likes to share…[Read more]

  • I would appreciate recieving the details of the “Integrated Business Excellence Model” you’re referring to.
    [email protected]
     

  • Erik -Really appreciate your posting the Operational Definition & RTY ice breakers! At the risk of being greedy, I’d also like to see the “exercise for highlighting the benefits of process mapping and uncovering the hidden factory” if possible!
    Thanks again – Marion 

  • I would be interested in some of the detail regarding AR projects. Please post some of your detail or email me at [email protected]