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  • Monk replied to the topic Project Ratings in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Curious to know, why you want to rate the projects?

  • Susrita,
    The formula for calculating attrition rate is already explained in the previous message.
    You may need to understand, the ‘average years in service in your organisation’ for all employees. This will help you to understand whether people in a particular grade are susceptible to leave the organisation.
    Monk 

  • Monk replied to the topic How many CTQs in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    The success and the failure of a six-sigma or any improvement project can be verified by a single metric, which is the CTQ for the project.
    Do you agree to the above statement ?
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic DPMO in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Phil,
    Thanks for the information.
    Yes, you are right in saying that my livelihood is dependent on the six-sigma as I consider myself a six-sigma practioner. At the same time, I am aware that nothing is perfect in this world and ‘evolution’ is an on-going process. By that I mean that just like the world is going after ‘six-sigma’….I would not…[Read more]

  • Monk replied to the topic How many CTQs in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Rakesh,
    If you are asking the question from the six-sigma project perspective, you can have only one CTQ.
    There are situations, wherein CTQs are interlinked, you can mention just for reference and ensure that those are not deteriorated by the improvement in other CTQ. So track all the related CTQs, but focus on the one which you want to improve.
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic DPMO in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Phil,
    Thanks for sharing the information.
    What other metric would you like to suggest instead of ‘DPMO’ ?
    So how do we benchmark a characteristic at a universla level? Any thoughts on this !
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic DPMO in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    What about DPMO?

  • Monk replied to the topic DPMO in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Phil,
    I have to say that, I am not fully convinced with the explaination for 1.5 shift, as I have not seen the data, based on which this has been concluded.
    I have used DPMO calculation in all my improvement projects and found it very useful as a universal tool to quantify any prolem.
    What do you have to say?
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic Business Excellence in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Rakesh
    How you use six-sigma depends on the maturity level of the organisation? It is not necessary that six-sigma should be there in the ‘business excellence models’, but it will be a great advantage for the organisation, if six-sigma forms a part of the strategy.
    Ultimately, it all depends on how six-sigma is deployed!.
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic DPMO in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Phil,
    I have been personally involved in six-sigma as well as lean manufacturing, since Y2000 and found it very useful both at personal as well as professional level.
    Can you share with the forum, any experiences that you would like to share? I understand there must be some truth in what you are saying, but it is better to share the facts,…[Read more]

  • AKS
    The answer to your first question is a clear ‘No’.
    There is no need to calculate the sigma score for a function or organisation. Instead, you can calculate the % of the organization / deptl. deliverables that fall under different sigma bands. This can help you to have a qtr over qtr plan to focus on the processes to improve the overall…[Read more]

  • Sam,
    Thats a very good project. First of all I would like to now, how did you identify this improvement project and who are the customers, you are focussing on?
    As I understand from your message, you want to improve the ‘issue resolution rate’. So are you saying that you are focussing on ‘reducing turn aroung time’ or ‘reducing the number of…[Read more]

  • Monk replied to the topic learning six sigma in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Malini,
    There is a lot of useful information in this site, which you have access to on the left hand side – menu bar.
    Click on the ‘Methodologies’ and then ‘six-sigma’ and you can look for the basic information on six-sigma. Also at the top of the menu bar, you can click on ‘new to six-sigma’ and understand the basics of six-sigma.
    All the best!
    Monk

  • Hi,
    Thats a very good query. The steps are given below:

    Start with the process map. The process map will help you to identify the input parameters for the key process steps.
    The next step is to identify the key parameters from the list. This can be done by either of the 3 tools: Cause & effect diagram,
     

  • Monk replied to the topic challenges? in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    Challenges,
    Can you come out of your shell and focus on the question put up?
    Somebody has said ‘ Fear triggers anger ‘. Now I know, why you are venting your anger on me and Steve. But I feel sorry for you and wish you all the best in your future program implementation.
    Monk

  • Steve,
    Interested to know about the story..can you please share!
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic challenges? in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    At a very high level – 0nly one that is ‘Management support to make it happen’.
    Monk

  • Rob
    You cannot compare six-sigma with A3.
    A3 belives in continual improvement and six-sigma belives in ‘breakthrough’ improvement. You can do a research on this and then publish it to all of us.
    Monk

  • Monk replied to the topic Gage RR in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    E. Johnson
    If it is a production part, you must have alredy done the part approval process, which checks for your process capability and fitness to use.
    Customer is right in asking for Gauge R&R report before they start using the part at their production line. THINK from the customer perspective. How do they be confident of your process…[Read more]

  • Monk replied to the topic DPPM, DPMO, PPM in the forum General 14 years, 6 months ago

    DPPM- Defective parts per million.
    Calculation for DPPM is “one million divided by the units shipped then multiply by the parts found defective”.
    Monk

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