Rob Fioto


  • @Robfioto @Garyacone – Rob I was not logging into this regularly when you and Gary Cone got into this. It appears to be somewhat quiescent at this point. I want to make something very clear to you specifically. I have originals of the contracts with both Allied Signal and General Electric. Gary and I were on identical contracts and we were not…[Read more]

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    I saw this article shown below and thought….boy, I have respect for Secretary Panetta but I’m amazed how group think works…..the DOD can’t find where it can save money? Maybe they can stop buying so much hardware for a few years and negotiate better jet fuel and other fuel prices from BP as part of the final litigation on their…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto @MBBinWI I’ve heard of Death by Chocolate and Death by PowerPoint, I think you guys are in danger of creating a new category – Death by Metaphor.

    @RobFioto Thank you for the promotion from one of the guys walked out of Allied and a sub contractor who was brought in later to “Yes. I know of Mr. Cone’s pedigree and contributions. ” I…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto – I think that you are posting genuinely, but niaively. If you would research a bit, you would find that Mr. Cone is one of the original contributors to what has become the methodology of SS. The other names identified have also been significant contributors.

    I, myself, have concentrated on the side of DfSS. Thus, while DMAIC has…[Read more]

  • @garyacone – of course I did. Always befuddles me how some folks seem to think that being boisterous equals being capable. Notice how when challenged about the certification credentials, suddenly things get very quiet? Never really bought in to all the certification crap. Too little consistency/credibility of programs.

    @RobFioto – You come…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto – still looking for a source of certification for Dr. Harry. Since you give him such credence, certainly he must be certified from some credible body? 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @RobFioto A MBB who reports unsubstantiated numbers? I can’t wait to hear from your friends in DoD. Hopefully they will actually speak fro data. I suspect they won’t call. What did Dr, Harry have to say?

    Why don’t we call a truce until I hear from your friends? Perhaps you actually have something of value to share? 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @RobFioto No false statements were made, I am not a MBB because I was doing this before the terms showed up. I was there on day one of AlliedSignal as employee number 4 of SSA but took my own contract one month in. Please have the LSS PMO contact me, you think it will change the unbelievable claims? It only explain what liberties are being…[Read more]

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    I think is pretty liberal on what they allow….Don’t use curse words or highly inappopriate innuendos and don’t overly self promote your own business on the posts.

    I enjoyed the banter you stirred on the DOD savings over the Memorial weekend. I have been told first hand that continuous improvement is an anathema to…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto – One might want to ask where the almighty Dr. Mikel Harry was certified, and by whom? Since you want to lend him such credence. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @robfioto The standards of our profession do apply to both of us. You see BS, you call it.

    Your claims from your innovation nonsense are pretty unbelievable too, but let’s stick to your ROI claims. When challenged, you defer, you insult, you wimper for help from iSixSigma. Just answer the simple question – show us how a 700x ROI is derived?…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto: Regarding your statement, “Exactly how much do you pay iSixSIgma in advertising fees to get that tile and protect your reign?” We do not give special treatment to anyone on the discussion forum. Period. Our Forum Etiquette guidelines are posted and viewable by anyone:

    In particular, “It…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto Do a little research Rob, and you will see I had responsibility for Lean (cycle time reduction in those days) and Six Sigma at Motorola Automotive on the day Six Sigma was named. I was doing and teaching this before it had a catchy name. We were also doing Lean on day 1 long before Michael George claimed to invent L6S.

    Instead of you…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto I made the comment of cooking the books.

    You know like the unbelievable 700X ROI. Rob, you probably have something to offer but not by claiming things that are not real.

    Let me remind you of the standard for ROI reporting since before your first training at Allied. Total cost of running the project (manpower and material) and…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto Now we are getting somewhere. Savings that don’t make the bottom line are not savings. We can now stop talking the 700x nonsense.

    And now to claim that it’s because of the politicians? Come on, they are too busy playing in their own sandbox. And to claim they spend Raytheon’s and AlliedSignal’s money too?

    You’ve come on here for…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto You are the one giving “data”, explain the 700x, don’t defer me to some Pentagon official.

    The number is not believable. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @RobFioto – While as a former member of the military, and as a current taxpayer, I desperately wish that your numbers were based in reality, I cannot accept them as based in fact such as I would expect from a civilian organization.

    One simple evaluation will demonstrate whether there is true culture change or not – what happens to the excess…[Read more]

  • @RobFioto I wasn’t really interested in your academics, I can see that on Linkedin.

    It was more of a rhetorical question given that you claim so much including 700x ROI’s. It doesn’t pass a sanity check.

    My question is do you really believe your own claims?
    10 years, 2 months ago

  • @RobFioto: I think that this topic is important and, incidentally, one of the reasons I am attracted to the discipline of Six Sigma.

    You list a list of new technologies from Green Thinking. What about DNA testing? Why do you include this in your list?

    Enjoy your input. Thanks. 10 years, 2 months ago

  • @RobFioto God, motherhood, and apple pie. Wave the flag and claim BB projects are going on under fire. Really?

    Rob, let’s start talking reality. The numbers in DoD are much lower and the opportunity is much higher. How much money still gets spent every year just so the next budget isn’t smaller? You are working in an entrenched system. This is…[Read more]

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