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  • mman,
    I dunno about all of that.    Alive and informative – certainly.   Sarcastic – yep.  Attractive? – that’s a bit of a stretch.
    SSNewby

  • At last, something in this thread that I agree with.   Good observation and well expressed.   Thanks.

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Survey in the forum General 18 years ago

    Darth,
     
    Although it was a rhetorical statement to try to prove an elusive point, I’d like to answer that it can occasionally (and I don’t have data – sorry) be difficult to lookup an answer in a book and post it.  At least with the predicate assumptions/requirements in place that:  1.) the question was clearly stated    2.) the reader/r[Read more]

  • Well, now… wait just a minute.  I thought that what he said and how he said it was germane and integral to the posting’s thread.  I was actually beginning to think of him as a Six Sigma tool.    Credit where credit’s due.

  • You go Feverguy!!  Way to tell him off!!! 
     
    As an fyi – you can initially write your posting in Microsoft Word, use spell check, and then copy and paste it into your isixsigma.com posting field.   A thesaurus is also available.  Unless, of course, your goal was to appear feverish and raving, and, if so, you did well.   In fact, I’ll bet that…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Revelations of Mikel in the forum General 18 years ago

     Well stated.  I agree and suggest that your thoughts be taken in the considerate and respectful manner in which they were offered versus being picked at and debated.  Let’s move on.  We Six Sigmatites [however long our respective involvements have been] have many real hills to climb and we should climb them together. 

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Revelations of Mikel in the forum General 18 years ago

    Gabriel,
     
    I hope that you don’t mind if the rest of us do consider you a very effective and helpful Six Sigma professional.   Don’t waste your time yelling into the wind on this.  The wind is what it is and little more.
     SSNewby

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Revelations of Mikel in the forum General 18 years ago

    This thread remains somewhat compelling – much like not really wanting to look at a train wreck but not quite being able to turn away from it.  
     
    As much as I love good theoretical and ideological debates [and I normally do] this argument lacks the grounding provided by significance and relevance.   You and Stan have each selected a diffe…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic To Stan From Reigle in the forum General 18 years ago

    Agreed.  Stan and Statman are well equipped for the debate.   That’s the primary reason I did not respond further to Mr. Reigle’s condescending note back to me telling me to do my homework.  Besides, with Mr. Reigle, all roads lead back to the good doctor anyway – which is also somewhat annoying after awhile.

     

  • SSNewby replied to the topic To Stan From Reigle in the forum General 18 years ago

    Stan,
     
    It seems to me that this is being positioned away from the strength of your argument which is/was the appropriateness, applicability and validity of the use of a 1.5 sigma shift in operations and positioned in the direction of a theoretical back-calculation of the impact of the shift – if the shift has occurred.  Is the question one of…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic 360 feedback in the forum General 18 years ago

    Mike,
     
    And your emotional rant, describing the insufficiency of data derived by using 360’s, is supported by data?    For a person who is typically very calm, logical and fact-based in his postings, you have really gone nuts on this topic.    By the way, you are sooooo sensitive.  I was joking about the abstract world of consultants and acad…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic 360 feedback in the forum General 18 years ago

    What a nice abstract little world you consultants and academicians live in.  360’s are a tool, a single tool, in an effective manager’s toolkit.  You have to know when, how, and why to use them.  They can’t take the place of knowing the business, the organizational imperatives, and the strengths and weaknesses of your people.   They can, and sho…[Read more]

  • Mark,
     
    I have read your several postings, each of which direct the reader to your consulting web site, and I need to tell you that is not allowed in the isixsigma.com forum.    Contribute, but don’t advertise.  
     SSNewby

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Need Advice in the forum General 18 years, 1 month ago

    I think it is fair to think of the question as having been asked and answered.

  • AT,
     
    Best wishes with your studies.   Anytime you can intertwine academic research and studies with practical interests and applied elements of your work or environment the more rewarding it is.   This web site is one of the best for well-written articles, interpersonal connections, and forum responses and thoughts from practitioners that I ha…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Six Sigma added value? in the forum General 18 years, 1 month ago

    Dear QW,
    Whoa…. slow down a little.   You are sooooo sensitive.   I was not trying to suggest that you had said or done anything questionable or wrong.    I was saying that you can’t be successful with something like Six Sigma doing it half way.    As a fellow degreed engineer (but, granted, one that also has an MBA and a PhD in operations…[Read more]

  • SSNewby replied to the topic Six Sigma added value? in the forum General 18 years, 1 month ago

    McD,
    Sounds pretty notable to me.  I appreciate your experience and insights and like the fact that you help add a voice of capable and thoughtful consideration to the forum.  It is too easy, especially in the anonymity of this forum, for folks lacking fundamentals to jump in there and lead people astray.    Keep up the good work.  Thanks.
    SSNewby

  • Dr. Vader,
     
    I am both tremendously honored and utterly speechless.  Fourth Order was well beyond anything I had ever aspired to achieving.  This day, I have arrived   (or at least become even more of the consummate geek than I already was, which is, in itself, quite an achievement).  
     SSNewby PhD Grand Exalted Senior Master Black Belt of…[Read more]

  • AT,
    You were probably being a little snotty there, but, the more I think about it – the better it sounds.  “Dear Sr. Master Black Belt Bramwell”.  I’m not sure how you become a Sr. Master Black Belt, but it has a nice ring to it.   I’m thinking I want to be a Grand Sr. Master Black Belt though, and maybe this forum, and MicroSoft  “Cer…[Read more]

  • Gabriel,
     
    Typically good and on-target questions from you.  
     
    Yes.  I am referring primarily to PVC plastic injection molding.   But, as you said, I don’t believe that impacts your question.  It impacts, obviously, process methodologies, tooling and set-point parameters, but that’s not really what we are discussing.
     
    By “measuring…[Read more]

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