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  • Sunil,
    Good thinking. However, I beleive it is unknown whether the odd ball is heavier or lighter than the other 11 balls (all you are told is that ‘one of the balls is of the wrong weight’). Therefore, if you place 5 on each side and one side goes up you are not sure whether that is the side you want because the odd ball (heavier one) is in the…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Process Change Approvals in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    Matt,
    You have made a very good point.
    Frustrated,
    I was in medical device industry for quite a while. We had quality system in place that required us to track all of our critical process parameters on ‘twice as shift’ basis. If any of the process parameter did not meet the process parameter specification limits, we scrapped the product.…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Warranty Cost Reduction in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    Rene,
    These items which come back as ‘No Problem Found’ ever get checked by your service/technical people to indeed identify the findings?
    Where do you incurr the warranty cost? If (as suggested in one of the post) the customer is bringing the product back because they did not now want the item, how can that item have failed warranty of the…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Greenbelt Training in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    Mark,
    Darth does make a good point. I worked for J&J for close to 9 yrs. Given that you have just signed-on with J&J, I am of the opinion that you may not see SS thrust as much as focus on Quality System. If, however, you have started SS, get in touch with MBB at JJCC and see if they have in-house sponsored GB/BB certification for v…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic SPC in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    I would use SPC all the time but expand on SPC the first couple of times and let the audience know what it meant and to REMEMBER IT for as long as they are connected to SS or Statistics.
    PB

  • PB replied to the topic Dry run, wet run in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    We have ‘dry’ run in manufacturing as well when we cycle an equipment to ensure all moving parts function as required before loading parts and assembling (which would be wet run).
    PB

  • PB replied to the topic LIGHT SIX SIGMA in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    Danny,
    It is good to know that you want to implement Six Sigma but in a small way. I am of the opinion that you (maybe personally) may have to learn all of Six Sigma (BB course) to get some understanding of what you ultimately may want to initiate. If you have a lot of statistics in your quality approach, maybe you do not want SS.
    My 2 cents.
    PB

  • Newb,
    In my experience, I  have seen that the behavior of the cavities are going to be totally different. I would look at specific (critical and target)dimensions on your parts and measure them. You will get an idea of which cavity is running higher and which is running lower. If that is the case, use only these cavities to see the influence of…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Lights out at Home Depot in the forum General 17 years, 9 months ago

    We were baffled when we did not see 2 associates who we had met at HD to give us a take on lumber. We found both of them working at Lowes. These are just 2 who went to work for Lowes of the many we may not know about.
    Also, about 2 years ago, Lowes in town next to where I reside, was feeling the crunch. Now it is doing great business. There is no…[Read more]

  • Tom,
    Andy has given you very good suggestions. I feel that your process seems to be in control. If you are getting any problems, you should look at your customers. Do they have same source for material they use for the forgings? How much of a variation do you see there? Does the cycle for heat treatment change with materials? If so, any…[Read more]

  • Netra, (and R Chapin)
     
    I tried to email you after I checked out the file but the outlook hangs up on me. I enjoyed the information contained within the file and I find this tool to be SIMPLY AMAZING. CONGRATS TO THE AUTHOR FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT AND TO NETRA FOR POSTING TO THE SITE.
    THANKS.
    PB

  • Netra, (and R. Chapin)
    I tried to email you but somehow the outlook hangs up on me. I downloaded the file. It is simply “AWESOME”.
    What

  • PB replied to the topic Depressed in the forum General 17 years, 9 months ago

    Depressed,
    The fact that you were promoted suggests that you are looked at by your company as a person that brings value. How have you achieved that? Is it the fear of SS that is causing you to have doubts in your abilities, or, is it fear of failure because you are promoted?
    Nonetheless, you can look at Dale Carnagie programs as well.
    PB

  • PB replied to the topic BB without people skills in the forum General 17 years, 9 months ago

    Watchdog,
    You got sound advice from OLD. I would like to add just one thing – if you feel that the BB is going to create waves such that the future of the business is in jeopardy, you may want to think about that a little more. If not, as a professional, keep working as best as you can.
    PB

  • PB replied to the topic Six Sigma model in the forum General 17 years, 9 months ago

    Jawad,
    Mr. McD has give you some good input. There is probably no standard model for Six Sigma in terms of cost savings targeted, duration of each project, scope for BB/GB projects, etc. This is because while the SS methodology is the same for all SS oriented projects, the size and scope and complexity of these projects vary from company to…[Read more]

  • Hello Naveen,
    Preventive – Maintenance that is undertaken at specific cycles. Example – every 500 hours of machine run time or every 4 weeks, etc. You could have ‘clean only’ type maintenance, ‘complete’ maintenance where you look (and clean) all critical (identified) parts of the equipment and replace if worn or broken.
    Predictive -…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Black Belt Certification in the forum General 17 years, 10 months ago

    Mjones,
    Right to the point. Well said. Many people get good scores in theory but practically can not produce results. I agree completely that the 18 months of project work will stand good stead.
    PB

  • BUT THERE IS MORE….
    The ‘bell’ ringer without arms and his dead ‘ringer’ of a brother had a brother who had the biggest head and the smallest body, arms and feet.  He applied for the ‘bell ringer’ position as well.
    The Bishop thoroughly interviewd this brother and asked him about a thousand times, ‘Can you do this job?’ ‘Are you capable of…[Read more]

  • PB replied to the topic Penance for the Week in the forum General 17 years, 10 months ago

    I concur with Mu Joe. SS can be a ppowerful tool if used as such.
    PB

  • PB replied to the topic Diminishing Returns ? in the forum General 17 years, 10 months ago

    Newbie,
    If you have someone with experience in use of the QFD tool, my advice would be to look at the 4% of the customers that the defects would impact (that you mention) and do a VOC deal with them and see what they  think. You may find that these can be acceptable by them and you may increase your (business) sigma afterall.
    PB

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