Yes, you should be able to move to a sample inspection plan. In fact, you may find, depending on what business you’re in, that you’re customers are already expecting you to be utilizing a sample plan, and probably have one of their own that they want you to use. Do you currently have true in-process inspection across your shop floor? If…[Read more]
Would it be possible to have you send me your baseball stats and allow me to use it during Green Belt training that I conduct? I’d appreciate it. Your approach is very simple. We are currently using measurements of the class participants, but it’s getting a little old. One can only measure so many shoe sizes, or deal with the hei…[Read more]
For rolled throughput, all you need to do is multiply each of your individual FPY%’s by each other. What you have seen in replies to this point is correct.
So, up to step #3, you have 91% RTP.
It depends on your definition of “certified” and how you use it. If you’re talking nationally recognized certification such as that offered by ASQ, then you can sit for the certification test for Six Sigma Black Belt. There currently isn’t one for “Master Black Belt” offered through ASQ. But, if you’re talking about certification within your co…[Read more]
I should mention one more thing, I’ve trained numerous Green Belts in our organization and have in my own mind the answer to my original question. I’m addressing the issue on this discussion forum in order to benchmark some practices/expectations from other organizations.
Please keep the responses coming!
I agree with Mr. Castillo’s idea of placing the parts in a color coded parts tray. We utilize the same approach in our assembly area and have also added a photographical tray “map” to the tray lid that the stockroom techs can reference to ensure that they have the proper part. They can then look at the part in their hand and match it up to the p…[Read more]
I agree with what the others have said. While I truly support Six Sigma, given the size of your company, it wouldn’t be worth the time and expense to send either yourself or one of your employees through the formalized training. I’d recommend that you do some checking either through this web site, or through an online bookstore for r…[Read more]
As a Black Belt for a manufacturing facility, I tend to be critical of projects that are undertaken by the Green Belts that I mentor and train. This brings me to your project.
While I’ll admit to having major exposure to non-transactional processes, I still have to ask the fundamental question: What are you going to rea…[Read more]
I know that Air Academy Associates (based out of Colorado, USA) have catapults available for sale. They’re a little pricey however ($200-$250 last I knew). Their are probably others available, but this should be a source to get you started at least.
I’m sure that the catapults are available from other sources, but I know for certain that you can purchase them from Air Academy Associates in Colorado. They can be “pricey” however. The last time I saw the purchase price, I believe that they were running at around $250 a piece.
Good luck in your search!
I believe that bringing Six Sigma into the election process would be a fantastic approach to fixing the process! What better way to get the tools and methodology out in front of those not aware of the power of doing things in a Six Sigma manner too! I can only envision the great things that would come out of a project as large as this, but truly…[Read more]