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  • Solo replied to the topic Need Help! in the forum General 17 years ago

    Sandy,
    Is this for the beef, dairy, equine or other industry?
    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic TRIZ help in the forum General 17 years ago

    J,

    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic Team Member Benefits in the forum General 17 years ago

    Thank you all for the interesting replies.  I understand that improvement should be a daily goal; however, the training that I received stressed the importance of team rewards for project success.  While they did not specifying precisely what those rewards should be I am confident that some organization took their advice, and I am still hoping t…[Read more]

  • Habib,
    Stan is correct!  Most Quality Professionals concentrate on defect detection rather than defect prevention and therefore may deliver quality product, however the real benefit for any business is in producing quality product to begin with.
    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic The Myths of Six Sigma in the forum General 17 years, 1 month ago

    Dave,
     
    Six Sigma is process based.  The process being continuous or batch is irrelevant.
     
    Batch processes have inputs and outputs the same as continuous processes.  Control of the input will apply a control on the output, just as in a continuous process.
     
    It could actually be easier to control a batch process over a continuous one.  For…[Read more]

  • I believe that either:
     
    1.)  Vinny is playing both sides of the thread (Note the similarities: 2 n’s in Vinny and 2 n’s in annonymous).
     
    Or…
     
    2.)  These two were twins separated at birth…  
     
    In either case they’re both nuts!
     
    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic Driving Principle in the forum General 17 years, 2 months ago

    Sam,
     
    If you went out and got yourself a ship like the Millennium Falcon, and performed some upgrades, you needn’t bother worrying about such things (assuming the Hyper-Drive is fully functional she drives like a dream).  Her technology is not of this earth, but unfortunately for you, it is a trade secret that I’m not about to share neither in…[Read more]

  • Solo replied to the topic Why do we need Six Sigma? in the forum General 17 years, 2 months ago

    M,
    That sounds like a good start…
    Perhaps you could present specific examples of these three points as they relate to this new division.  How process improvements, through variation reduction and moving the mean will impact the customers of this division (internal/external).  Which tools this division is most likely to use (SPC, DOE, Gage…[Read more]

  • Solo replied to the topic Why do we need Six Sigma? in the forum General 17 years, 2 months ago

    M,
    Perhaps you should post your answer to this question first, and then maybe forum members could help you expand on it…
    -Solo

  • NTSS,
    I would be more than happy to provide you with all of those services!  My fee would be 10% of the $1MM I will save you, (up front and non-refundable of course), plus any expenses with training materials being included.  If you are interested, please post your home address, phone number and e-mail address,  and I will contact you wit…[Read more]

  • Solo replied to the topic Potential Projects (all) in the forum General 17 years, 2 months ago

    DW,
    You might benefit from the articles under “Methodologies” > “Project Selection” on the left hand side of this web page…
    -Solo

  • I thought it might be a little canned…however, a compliment from such a respected practitioner as yourself is very much appreciated!

  • S,
    Your original question was about literature specifically on maintenance processes, right?
    A process is a process is a process…
    It doesn’t matter if it is a maintenance process, turning on your TV or the process of building the space shuttle.  Do the SIPOC exercice, flow chart for greater detail, determine your key input, output and pr…[Read more]

  • CA,
    I can understand your OD’s frustration.  6 months maximum is a reasonable expectation for project duration (if the scope is not too large).  If you are the only GB to have completed a project in the past 14 months, that is saying a lot
    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic MSA Question in the forum General 17 years, 3 months ago

    K,
    1.  6 sigma covers 99.99% of the variability… You want a measurement resolution of at least 10 distinct categories within that variability…
    2.  No
    3.  I have no idea what you are tyring to ask.
    -Solo

  • Solo replied to the topic Attention DOE Experts!!!! in the forum General 17 years, 4 months ago

    Dr.,
    Too bad this is just a hypothetical, more details on the context of these interactions might be helpfull…
    However, if the factor interactions have been determined to be insignificant on the output, what would possibly make them significant enough to include them upon model reduction?  I would have to guess nothing would, as long as al…[Read more]

  • Solo replied to the topic Discrete or Continuous?? in the forum General 17 years, 4 months ago

    Ripley,
    Believe it or not ;-) all data is, by defenition, discrete!  It is merely a matter of how precise the measurement system is. 
    How is being able to distinguish the difference between 0.00001 and 0.000001 any different than being able to distinguish the difference between 1,000,000 and 100,000? 
    Any data set could be made to be MORE…[Read more]

  • Ah, yes!
    I forgot about the “less than, not equal, greater than” test option…  Thank you for refreshing my memory!
    -Solo 

  • Agreed, Gabriel,
    I was merely trying to illustrate the fact that the Ha is that the samples are NOT =, not necessarily that Heads > Tails.  If Heads <> Tails.
    As far as the edge possibility, if you are testing all scenerios, (i.e. P(Heads) = P(Tails) = P(Edge)), a low p value result unless P(Each)~33%.
    I hope this helps you make “Heads or Ta…[Read more]

  • Solo replied to the topic Spec. Limits and Gage RR in the forum General 17 years, 4 months ago

    Tim,
    It has been my unpleasurable experience that if you phrase a question and then give 1) 2) 3) 4) options as to the answer of that question, no one will reply, because “We don’t answer peoples homework questions on this forum!” (To quote Dr. Darth ;-)
    If, however, you provide more detailed information as to the business process and Six Sigma[Read more]

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