Aaron Olson started the topic Are EngineRoom and TRACtion Good Tools for a Deployment? in the forum Implementation 1 month, 4 weeks ago
I know that minitab is a very popular analysis tool for GBs, BBs, and MBBs and I’ve been looking at an alternative:
Does anyone have experience with Moresteam’s TRACtion and engineroom applications?
Are they helpful (worth purchasing) for a LSS deployment?
Are there better tools?
I agree that this is a lot of potential waste but I have a few questions to clarify:
-Where does output compare with takt time?
-Is demand higher than current capacity and/or output?
-Is there another process that can be mixed in to utilize the waiting time of the operator (assumed that it’s an operator and not an automated process)
The ideal…[Read more]
I’m assuming this is a homework question so I’ll point you to a place where you can do some learning – I’d take a look at the following definition that can be found on this website:
It lays out the formula pretty well.
Aaron Olson replied to the topic How to Find Variation in Saw-Cutting Improvement Project in the forum Tools & Templates 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks @mike-carnell for the response!
We are an aluminum distributor that purchases from mills and extruders, cuts bars to precision lengths, and machine parts if necessary.
These tubes are cut to about 2″ with a +/- .005″ tolerance. We use automatic saws to cut down from 16′ lengths.
We have some data stored in an SPC program – I am going…[Read more]
Aaron Olson started the topic How to Find Variation in Saw-Cutting Improvement Project in the forum Implementation 3 months, 4 weeks ago
I’ve begun work on a new project.
I was given the following problem to work on:
A long-time part needs to be examined and cost needs to be reduced.
Leadership observed the wastes of:
raw inventory (we get get large shipments monthly),
expenses in packaging,
The part is essentially an aluminum tube that gets…[Read more]
I’m not entirely sure what they mean but here is a handy wikipedia article:
It appears as though they are descriptions of the shape.
Kurtosis describes the “measure of the heaviness of the tail of the distribution, compared to the normal distribution of the same…[Read more]
Thanks for the advice. I am assuming that you picked up that comment from a post from almost 3 (or more) months ago. (Or maybe there’s another Aaron out there?) My thoughts have changed a bit after some experience and seeing some commentary from those that have been through it for a while.
I would agree with you that it is a…[Read more]
That makes sense now.
If you don’t mind the asking:
-What is your current scrap rate vs your target scrap rate?
-How significant of an improvement are you seeking (%)?
I would limit the scope to the stamping area with ‘Y’s being measured at the end of production after stamping and after final assembly. With your last project being…[Read more]
your scope does, in fact, seem quite large. Not that it won’t be worth it but it will be daunting. Your thinking is right but make sure that your evidence/maps/charts/etc. actually take you up that river.
My SUGGESTION is that you pick a single final product or final product family that your are seeing unacceptable levels of scrap.…[Read more]
I might be assuming here, but I think that @Daniel.S is referring the article linked by “Burns”. At the bottom of the first linked article is an explanation on why his particular services/products are more sound than the training and tools utilized in Six Sigma methodologies. I had a similar thought cross my mind while reading his…[Read more]
I’m looking for some reading suggestions with the following criteria:
-Black Belt Level (prep or otherwise; I’m working as a green belt with aspirations to increase my understanding and become a black belt), with a good, understandable approach to statistics and DMAIC OR lean principles
-Engaging book (I’m not much of a reader -…[Read more]
Disclaimer: I’m relatively new to this whole (Lean) Six Sigma thing and so I’m learning as I go.
Who initiated the need for the project? Your company or your customers?
If it was you, then it’s possible that the project is NVA to the customer and your increased efficiency is offset by your added time, effort, and energy spent in making the…[Read more]
@Ziggymarlow Thanks for your answer and your questions.
So far throughout the project, we are beginning to measure and validate our capacity, historical demand, and our current inventory levels.
To answer your questions:
1) It is a little bit cyclical. These parts have only been through 1 inconsistent year so it’s hard to tell.
2) Not sure…[Read more]
My company recently brought in the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center out of Plymouth to work with us. We enjoyed the instructors and learned a lot over the 2 weeks of class time. We specifically used their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training.
We would highly recommend working with them. I believe we worked with them to obtain some grant…[Read more]
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