One of the very imporatant thing for any new Six Sigma project, is to identify all key stakeholders for the project, so form the team with righ people,
In one of my previous assignment of similar nature, we used Employee Participation Index as one of the measure for evauating performance of Training Program
Some MBB differentiates between the basic tools and advanced tools such as Multi variate analysis, design of experiment especially 3 D design optimization, cluster analysis but it all depends on what is the problem and how we want to approach the same.
I do agree with this view, my experience in leading Six Sigma as well as Lean in couple of organizations, tell me that if we try to resolve all our process issues with Six sigma, then we may not get best result always, the methodology (Kaizen, JIT, DMAIC or DFSS) must be selected based on project scope, type and timelines. The urgent issues can be…[Read more]
Neeraj Katare replied to the topic Reply To: Re: Counting Manufacturing Opportunities in the forum Counting Manufacturing Opportunities 13 years, 10 months ago
Six Sigma helps in better management of Continuous Improvment Projects. It is framework for effective project and team management. It has certain miles in each phase which bring culture of discipline.
FMEA, QFD can be used as stand alone tools for specific purpose but they may make positive impact towards overall excellence in the organization.
Kaizen and workout are very different tool
Workout (conceptualized at GE) is basically tool for brainstorming and idea generation. the output of Workout session may be # of Kaizen ideas.
Kaizen is Changes for betterment
Neeraj Katare replied to the topic Reply To: Re: SPC: Specification Limit Vs. Control Limit in the forum SPC: specification limit vs. control limit 13 years, 10 months ago
The best way to refer MINITAB Help or Stat guide
This is typically happen when your process is in control but not capable to deliver expected performance. Specification limits primarily shows the expectation from process. You have to estimate your process capability and identify the performance gaps.
Other probable reasons could be wrong sample size, biased sample, incorrect sampling procedure,…[Read more]
Apart from survey, we used to calculate EPI (Employees Participation Index).
Employee Participation Index is a measure of employees involvement in various initiatives with in Six Sigma Deployment Program (Training, Reviews, Projects, Suggestion Scheme, team meeting). You can select some prominent initiatives to gauge their involvement and for…[Read more]
For Accuracy, pl use Minitab Option-Gage Linearity and Bias Study
Stat > Quality Tools > Gage Study > Gage Linearity and Bias Study
Gage linearity tells you how accurate your measurements are through the expected range of the measurements. It answers the question, “Does my gage have the same accuracy for all sizes of objects being…[Read more]
Following Companies in India using Six Sigma as framwork for Continuous improvment
Tata Consultancies Services
Schenectidy Hedillia Chemical Ltd
Aditya Birla Group
Jubilant Organosys ltd
Mahindra & Mahindra
ITIL primarily focus on defining process for effective service management
Six Sigma works towards process improvment.
ITIL combined with Six Sigma can fuel overall excellence in the organization. it can also take the organization process performance beyond industry benchmark; i.e. towars Process Entitlement level
Kaizen evaluation sheet is not a standard check for kaizen initiative. Kaizen Scheme should be launched as an overall improvement package. Many organizations have quarterly/yearly awards, awards for best kaizen suggested. Mostly kaizen effectiveness is evaluated by estimating the benefits post deployment and sustenance
Six Sigma methodology may be very useful to defined robust testing process. It can also help in defining the Metrics for Testing Process such as Defect Containment Effectiveness, Defect Rate etc.
Though QFD is very much part of any standard Six Sigma training but you can also learn as an independent concept, pl visit http://www.qfdcapture.com, this web site contains interactive training module on QFD.