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  • Aquinas replied to the topic centerlining in the forum General 11 years ago

    Omar,
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward any additional info. that you would be willing to share regarding centerlining.  [email protected].
    Thanks

  • Aquinas replied to the topic centerlining in the forum General 11 years ago

    Omar,
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward any additional info. that you would be willing to share regarding centerlining.  [email protected].
    Thanks

  • Dear Robert, Stan, 6.1Sigma,
    Reading this I must admit that it’s wright concerning variability in the material (Device is correctly set up), but for the moment always inside specification limits. Nevertheless, I can’t at the present time improve the variability of the parts more than today, due to different point like customer spec or other…[Read more]

  • Dear Robert,
    Yes the frame is symetric from the center. The device is pressing on 1 point in the middle of the frame, and the gauge are located in the 4 corner (the 4 Ys). The force target for every Y is the same (total presure divided By 4).
    Due to the frame spec, we are always registering variation in the weight, but it is allowed if we stay…[Read more]

  • Thank you Eugene for your answer.
    Your assumption are correct, and my first feeling was to consider 4Ys and to realise a separate DOE for each. But I am afraid that when I would determine the correct setting for one corner, it will impact one or two other corner because the Ys are dependant.

  • Aquinas replied to the topic Attribute R R study in the forum General 12 years ago

    could you please help to conduct a R & R study? I am totally new and like to know how to conduct this study.
    can anybody  help me in simple words?

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  • Mike,I appreciate your response, and you stated the key points very clearly related to this issue. Thank you for taking the time to do so. By the way, I did not mean to challenge critique your comment about females being able to complete more projects, I just think this type of comment can be easily misinterpreted, especially in a forum such as…[Read more]

  • Stan,
    I’ll take my lumps in terms of the George material not being very good with the nuts and bolts of Lean…and it is heavy on the marketing/consultancy approach. However, since my response was intended for someone who is already a BB, my original thought is that I do think the books do a nice job of presenting a blended view of…[Read more]

  • Stan,
    What would you suggest?

  • Wakefield,
    I learned Lean after becoming a BB myself. Many of the concepts in Lean are very different than the traditional BB skill set. The math is actually much more simple, but things like VSM, cycle times, and takt are conceptually different.
    I would suggest taking a course that targets Lean specifically. I took mine at Villanova U, and…[Read more]

  • Westfield – great comments,
    Some other ideas… There are many pitfalls when using information from surveys, especially when you are using the survey more than once with the same population over time.Assuming you have taken the time to construct a valid survey, which is beyond the scope of this discussion, two thoughts come to mind. First, if…[Read more]

  • Aquinas replied to the topic Sis Sigma for Growth. in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    Can you be more specific about what you mean by turnover? Are you referring to employee turnover?

  • Mike,
    Great comments, but I would like to add a few thoughts. I think that the number of projects you expect a BB to complete in their first year, including up-to-speed time (6 months), of 2 or 3 assumes their only role is as a BB, and that the organization is completely vested in SS. Since this sounds like a from scratch deployment, I’m not…[Read more]

  • JD,
    I am going to shy away from the term “industry standard” purposely.  However, the amount of GBs or BBs you train isn’t as important as their ratio to the total number of employees in the organization.  Traditional materials, ie. T Pyzdek, suggest that organizations aim to have 1 BB for every 100 employees, and I agree.  The GB part should be…[Read more]

  • JD,  there are a few different factors that can affect your expectations.  At the least, you should consider the strength and maturity of SS already in place.  The level of organizational support can have a strong impact on this. 
    As a general rule, I suggest that you don’t expect more than 1 completed BB project within a year.  Too many time…[Read more]

  • Aquinas replied to the topic Customer Satisfactions in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    I ran into some similar challenges in a transactional environment, and since there may be many factors that contribute to lost or gained customers (outside of your SS improvement efforts), it may be helpful to use customer satisfaction surveys with variance markers to identify specific customer satisfaction drivers.  Your savings or gains can…[Read more]

  • Aquinas replied to the topic Submit SS Training? in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    and the truth shall set you free.  I did an online BB course while I had MBB’s mentoring me as well.  I basically paid $$$ for the same knoweledge I could have gotten from just reading the texts.  …then I had to answer to my MBB’s….whose responses were always, “prove it,”…”show me,”  or “go back and do it right this time.”  haha…  At any r…[Read more]

  • Aquinas replied to the topic Submit SS Training? in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    I find this to be a most interesting topic, and one that any organization looking to deploy SS must examine.  As a BB, and especially as a mentoring or deployment leader, there’s much more to real business improvement and success than just setting up a curriculum, training and giving a certification exam.  It’s great if a GB understands “…[Read more]

  • As I completely agree with you Harold, I would like to add two thoughts.  Some organizations utilize SS, but do not have a BB training program.  I would think this type of certification would be valid if completing a real project as verified by a company BB or MBB.
    Also, I do recall that by choosing to do a “real” project, Aveta sent a separate c…[Read more]

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