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  • I have an informal list in my head of the Top Ten most popular bad LSS projects I’ve ever seen.  Reducing hiring cycle time would be in my top 5, easy. 
    I haven’t seen too many projects go bust because the BB couldn’t do Response Surface Analysis.  However, I have seen a bunch go bad because the BB didn’t understand his/her CTQ’s.

  • Talk to your project sponsor.  As HACL alluded to, as its scoped right now this is a bad project.  You could pick a resume at random, offer that person 20% over market value and you’ll cut recruiting time in half – is that what you’re looking for?
    A better goal would be to reduce the CT from the time the job is posted until the hired candidate is…[Read more]

  • There are no required certifications to facilitate/train. 

  • UoCS replied to the topic Toyota in the forum General 11 years, 8 months ago

    So if people think that Toyota has safety/quality problems substantially worse than the rest of the field as a result of the apocalyptic media reports and despite all data to the contrary, how is that NOT a perception problem? 
    I can’t think a single manufacturing company on the planet (let alone an auto manufacturer) that has shut down its…[Read more]

  • UoCS replied to the topic Yellow Belts in the forum General 11 years, 8 months ago

    We provide yellow belt training (aka white belt / LSS awareness / Skippity-dee-doo, etc) to 100% of our non-managers, but we use it more for change management purposes more so than just getting everybody speaking the same language.
    Our organization has gone through multiple cost-cutting initiatives that were created almost solely to reduce h…[Read more]

  • UoCS replied to the topic Toyota in the forum General 11 years, 8 months ago

    The number of verified gas pedal issues is than less the number of incidents listed in the links above.  After initially handling the issue as GM, Ford or Chrysler would have done, Toyota took the drastic and almost unprecedented step to do themassive recall.  It would be akin to stopping their entire production line because a worker found a c…[Read more]

  • UoCS replied to the topic Toyota in the forum General 11 years, 8 months ago

    Toyota has a quality perception problem rather than a quality problem.
    Here are some recent safety issues identified by the NHTSA;
    Ford F-150 pickups (2004-2006): 225 reports of random airbag deployments while vehicle is in motion
    Chevy Cobalt (2005-2009): 1,132 complaints of power steering failures
    BMW 325 (2006): Master cylinder seal leakage…[Read more]

  • That may be true, but usually there’s a precipitous tipping point between “intellectual curiosity” and “tinfoil hat”. 
     

  • Do you listen to Art Bell?
    or…..
    Are you Jim Garrison?

  • Chennai is wayyyy better.  Bangalore stole my girlfriend, got me fired from my job & stabbed my dad

  • UoCS replied to the topic Fast Black Belt training in the forum General 11 years, 9 months ago

    I don’t think that’s an apples-to-apples comparison. Even if it was so, a 5 second google search found this;
    http://www.fsb.muohio.edu/mba/careers/salary-survey
    Why doesn’t Villanova have the same thing specific to it’s LSS training program (all it does is reference isixsigma’s salary survey)?  If there is hard data supporting the hypothesis th…[Read more]

  • UoCS replied to the topic Fast Black Belt training in the forum General 11 years, 9 months ago

    I completely agree with the need to differentiate corporate training deployments from individual training providers.  But the original post in this thread is far from being the first to ask this question.  I would guess that it (or its close brethren) is the single most popular question in this forum.  Right or wrong, people are looking for sh…[Read more]