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  • SS:  Thank you for your suggestions.  Initially I will not be using any software as this is more of a training type of an event.  As I wrote to another poster, I will be presented with case studies that I have never seen and will be asked to present it based on the tools that I’ve learned through GB training.  I guess that is what makes me a lit…[Read more]

  • Initially my audience will be BB’s who are helping me to assess my skillset and level.  The purpose of the presentation is for practice purposes initially so that when presented with true case studies I will have already had some practice.  So initially the level of detail won’t be great as they are not expecting me to know a great deal about t…[Read more]

  • I’m actually looking into health care related case studies, but not a specific one just yet.  What I’m trying to do is prepare myself for some upcoming projects.  I want to figure out the best way to approach a case study when given to me.  You are saying systematically…….so would I just use the DMAIC process and list something next to each ca…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic six sigma in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    arjun
    I think that what’s being said is that you need to let your passion drive you for your dissertation research.  It’s a long lonely road and you need to march to your own drum.  It’s fine to ask for input and thoughts, but you need to have a good idea of your topic and how you want to get there pretty early in the game.  You are not led in th…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic claculation of DPPM in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    I am assuming that you refer to surface mount technology when you say SMT, and I agree with your previous two posters.   Your calculations are the same regardless of the technology at play, and the IPC standards – probably IPC 610 (E – I think it is now) give you the defect types impacting both internal and external acceptance of your p…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    E Pluribus Unum, MMAN.

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    John B.,
     
    Thanks for pointing that out.  I appreciate it, and I had not realized that I had done that.   It must be insecurity on my part.   But, of course, you make a good point regarding the formality in some regions of the world.  I’m from Texas, so that could be part of it.   Regardless, I shan’t post like that again.   I agree it belies my…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    Dr. Raymond might or might not respond to your innocent question, so let me offer up an innocent response.    I also think that it’s pretentious and pompous to append PhD or Dr each time you sign your name.   It irritates readers and convinces them, rightly or wrongly, that you are consumed with your own self-importance.  
     
    That’s why, out…[Read more]

  • Strategic and analytical above the norm fits.
    Good point.   Dramatic change, both positive and negative change, rarely comes from the happy and content.

  • I agree with Al.   You have a process issue, analyze and solve it using your Six Sigma tools.   You are the voice of the customer and you have a methodical approach at hand to address your concerns.    Management with facts and data versus gut feel and emotion – that’s what it’s all about.   The really bad thing about your situation is failure to…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 7 months ago

    No, Mike.  There you go again.   You launch into these personal attacks everytime Stan’s a wise guy.   He’s not going to change and, it seems, neither are you.    You are every bit as annoying as he is.    In my opinion, you ought to just let it go.    Learn from his good thoughts and experience – and there is a lot there, and ignore the rest.

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    Dr. Monaco,
    What is modern TQM?   I did not know that there was an evolved TQM.  Do you mean that it now has process and an infrastructure beyond the conceptual that provides for systematic process oriented action(s)?   I was comfortable thinking of TQM as a well-intentioned amorphous blob of good ideas.   Who is the recognized thought leader…[Read more]

  • Big Dan,
    What field or business sector were the Black Belts in?   I also find it odd that analytical was not higher on the list.    The BB’s in medical devices (at least in my corporation) are highly analytical engineers and scientists – for the most part.

  • Not an Odd Ball at all,
     Well stated and thought provoking, but what of innovations spawned by ideas?  As I assume most are.  Can you really separate them so?   

  • Praveen, this is not meant as picking at you or your formula, it is just an odd bit of academic trivia offered for information purposes only.   
     
    You said that there is no degree after PhD and normally I tend to agree with that perspective.   But, when I got an opportunity to lecture at a UK university on a Fulbright some years ago the acade…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SS MBNA in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    mman,
    There was more wiseacre than wise advice, I’m afraid.  But, regarding start-point, I just meant it is a good point to start getting relevant information about MBNQA.   From the horse’s (NIST) mouth.  Then start getting the thoughts and opinions of others.   I enjoyed my Baldrige work and felt/feel that it contributed to our nation’s unders…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SS MBNA in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    mman,
    Go to the NIST web site @ http://www.quality.nist.gov/
    It tells you a great deal about the award.   As an ex-Baldrige examiner – it’s your best starting point.   Also, if you are really interested in arcane Motorola folklore you have come to the right forum.  It abounds here, if you can handle the who-did-what-to-whom-when riots the post…[Read more]

  • Chance or dumb luck factored in with a fuzz factor?  Oh, you must mean that 1.5 sigma shift thingy…    When I politely asked earlier what in your formula was beyond the obvious you gave me an obscure reference to common sense not being common and the obvious being oblivious – so I conclude the answer is, “nothing, it is what it is.” …[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic SIX SIGMA VERSUS TQM in the forum General 17 years, 8 months ago

    So?  
    His/her saying, “The organization needs excellence in process management and very well motivated employees to ensure that there is excellence in implementation throughout the organization.” provides little actual insight or impact.  
    What’s your point?

  • Praveen,
     
    This seems like a desire on your part to frame a simple intuitive concept into a product development or innovation paradigm.    You are saying that innovation is a derivative of hard work, knowing your topic, trying different approaches, and using your imagination.  I believe those were the rather obvious life lessons that my p…[Read more]

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