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Robert S

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  • hb, of course it was a joke… but clearly that isn’t how you make your living.
    I’m happy for you that your position has no requirement that you sell something. Apparently others in your organization have that task and you do whatever it is you do… in addition to posting on this forum throughout the day, everyday.
    When you first posed the…[Read more]

  • And this ridiculous post is based on what logic trail hb? 10 years, 7 months ago

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Well, for the 2nd time in about 3 yrs Stan & I agree. Dieter, have you ever watched “Jaywalking” on Leno? There are plenty of ignorant, stupid or idiotic comments.
    But then, if they make sense to you… that says something doesn’t it?

  • Thanks Union. One of the best articulated posts I’ve seen on here ever. We all can learn from your “etiquette” section… better said than iSS itself.

  • For the most part the difference has to do with the level of knowledge for Experiments.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    That was great Jimmy. Seriously, great!

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    No surprise that when someone disagrees with you you attack them personally rather than defend your argument… you’re not a whole lot different than Dieter in that regard.
    “Defects per” is fine as a concept to discuss for learning purposes. However, it has no practicality as a metric to track beyond having specific, consistent definitions for a…[Read more]

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Well, JC, we’ll just have to wait for Stan to clarify it all. He has pronounced me “Wrong” so I’m sure in the interest of everyone here he will explain it to us. I can’t wait.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Well then you’re arguing for the opposition Stan. If there is no succinct means of defining opportunities then any use of a metric based on that is meaningless; or, at best, manipulative.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Yes, JC, you are correct. That said, it doesn’t matter. dpo isn’t relevant.
    What’s relevant is a problem, finding the root cause and eliminating it. That’s the essense of SS. dpo, dpmo, sigma value et al is a waste of time.
    FIX STUFF!!

  • Jsev, that is exactly the point I made in post 158970 nearly a week ago – “Dieter, can games be played with Opportunities? Of course. So what? That does not follow a logic trail to SS being useless.”
    However, to Mike’s point, Dieter doesn’t care about logic. He’s thrown out a wiffle ball at MLB game and won’t pick it up and go away.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Is this Important in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Ahsan, feel free to use any part of SS any way you wish.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 10 months ago

    Or go to lean.org and tell them Lean is garbage. See how that works out for you.

  • Well, of course it’s not guns that kill people (unless you hit them over the head with it very hard or many times), it’s bullets that kill people.
    Remember Chris Rock’s solution – Charge $5000 per bullet and see how many drive-by shootings we have.

  • Yes, I imagine it is difficult. While SS can be highly effective it is a complex methodology taking quite an effort to grasp. I can’t see how you can be expected to present that which you describe from a learning exercise taken from a Google search.
    Maybe next your mngt team will ask you to give them a demo flight in a Citation Jet.
    Until they…[Read more]

  • Laurine, your process of learning SS should provide you the means of identifying a situation where SS can be applied. So I’m guessing your approach to learning it is deficient.
    You say you are “reading about it”. Just what approach are you using to learn SS… because therein may lie the problem? Clarify this then we can talk about next steps.

  • Who told you that your project had to involve trademarks? If it is someone in mngt. in your firm then have a sit down discussion with them and develop a Problem Statement. That is, what problems does our firm have with trademarks. How is it impacting our customers or impeding our products coming to market, etc….
    You cannot create a project…[Read more]

  • Robert S replied to the topic Opportunities in the forum General 10 years, 11 months ago

    Dieter, can games be played with Opportunities? Of course. So what? That does not follow a logic trail to SS being useless.
    Games can be played with nearly everything. The issue is does your improvement approach provide means of making improvements when implemented correctly? With SS the answer is an absolute Yes!

  • Pal is putting you on the right track. Sounds as if you have not fully developed your Problem Statement and subsequent Objective Statement. Be specific about what you are trying to fix and why then you can move to what you need to measure & how. As Pal said, state why floppy is a problem first…. if, in fact, it is the problem.

  • D – didn’t mean to be condescending yet no input as to other firm’s ratios will be beneficial to you. That was the point I was trying to emphasize. You must base your needs on… well, you needs.

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