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]
@Straydog Thanks for your response.
If the ability to meet demand whenever they needed it were one of the top factors in keeping their business, would that change your thoughts?
Our motto that we have printed on our trucks and our boxes is essentially ‘If you order today, you’ll get it tomorrow.’ That’s what we sold them on, so an…[Read more]
This is my first real question/post so I’m sorry if I don’t provide the right information or ask a stupid question.
I’m working on a certification project to deal with leveling production vs demand.
There are 3 machines producing 6 different part numbers. We suspect that to level production with demand we only need 2 machines and occasionally…[Read more]
I thought it good to introduce myself to the community-
I’m new to this area of work and have a lot of learning to do. Over the last few months, I’ve stepped off the aluminum shop floor and into a role of continuous improvement projects and data collection and analysis. Last month I received training for a Lean Six Sigma green…[Read more]