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  • Robert S replied to the topic Training Penetration Benchmarks in the forum General 11 years ago

    Dtlay, no one overlay will work for all industries. Think a minute.
    An Intel has far different needs than a Walmart. Do I need to explain this or do you grasp the difference in employee mix, the repetitiveness of a Walmart store, etc?There are certainly other X’s – geographic disperion, complexity of processes, life cycle of products/services,…[Read more]

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    Mike, I totally agree wtih you. Much like the routines of Dennis Miller where he throws out names “…like Thomas Denigal on a Saturday night after the opera.” and we all laugh because, while we have no idea what he’s talking about, we’re afraid to show it to all the others who have no idea what he’s talking about either but are laughing…[Read more]

  • Robert S replied to the topic Corruption in the forum General 11 years ago

    Now that I have a full understanding of your area of concern I have to tell you I have no data on anything remotely related to it… nor do I have any interest in it. Good luck.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Corruption in the forum General 11 years ago

    Thank you Stan. I feel all warm & fuzzy inside. Maybe we needed the virus to rejuvenize things.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Corruption in the forum General 11 years ago

    What? You jumped from a “poor society” to “size of a company” to what SS can do.
    Can’t follow any of that nor do I accept your logic about a poor society. We’ve since a whole bunch of rich folks who were as corrupt as they come.
    You need to clarify what it is you are asking.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Katie the Webbie in the forum General 11 years ago

    PS: Katie, the speed throughout the site has been back to pre-virus for me for a little over a week now, Thx.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Need 6 sigma primer in the forum General 11 years ago

    It costs $120 so I doubt anyone will be forwarding one to you.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Six Sigma in the forum General 11 years ago

    Advantage: Remove variation from your processes & align to customer demands
    Disadvantage: It takes some effort.
    If you want more information read everything on this site.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    Hang in there MrM, Stan will be back for the “mindless” and Stevo is now returning for the “merriment”.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Another one bites the dust in the forum General 11 years ago

    Not really. Two out of a total popultaion of 16 or 18 is definitely a trend.
    However, at this point it is nothing more than a rumor started by Queen. Since he/she won’t step up to back it up, who knows? Very silly Queen; get a life.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Another one bites the dust in the forum General 11 years ago

    So what’s the big secret Queenie… you posted it, who are they?

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    I’m all for it. Those are the rules on Lean.org and the firum has much more decorum. But you, Stan, Darth, Chad et al will have to come out of the closet.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    It isn’t pretty Chad… and when combined with Obama’s “spend til you drop” approach there are some very trying times ahead.
    However, the only solution that has ever existed for capitalism is to create value. Create value or move aside. Anything else is some form of socialism; which has proven to a worse approach than capitalism – at least do…[Read more]

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    And how will a “registration/sign in” process cut down on the “pretenders and such”?

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    Got that impression from your Whirpool post; however you must have been there in a contractual role not an employee role. Sorry for the misinterpretation.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Yellow or Lean first? in the forum General 11 years ago

    It depends on the nature of the most pressing issues in your business, however Lean is the most likely answer.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Another one bites the dust in the forum General 11 years ago

    Who might those be Queen?

  • Robert S replied to the topic Black Belt by exam only in the forum General 11 years ago

    OK, I misread Keith’s post. I thought he said someone issued a certification without a project. After a bit of thought that made sense to me. Just hadn’t heard anyone doing it before. I mean doing one simplistic project utilizing two or three tools does not prove one’s ability to apply the knowledge. That’s been a real fallacy in our industry all along.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Black Belt by exam only in the forum General 11 years ago

    Hi Keith. With whom did you do this? I was not aware of anyone testing one’s knowledge for certifaction. Having thought about it I believe it’s an interesting concept. Completing one project during training as an example of one’s ability to “apply” the BOK is pretty silly anyway.

  • Robert S replied to the topic Managers at Gemba in the forum General 11 years ago

    Darth, I agree with your synopsis of the recent changes impacting the forum yet would add that fewer people now have the time to “play” here. These are extremely challenging times requiring most people to move near total mind share to accomplishing their work.
    As with Chad Vader, newly unemployed… he likely won’t be chatting it up here so m…[Read more]

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