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  • billybob replied to the topic Mike Carnell in the forum General 12 years, 6 months ago

    Cool…thanks!

  • Hello folks,
    Say Katelyn, are you into cow tipping,  I’m sure I can work out a Six Sigma project with you some night out in a cow field.
    Later,
    Billybob

  • billybob replied to the topic FMEA in the forum General 13 years, 10 months ago

    Hello folks,
    The fastest way is to do nothing.
    What’s wrong with doing a FMEA? Otherwise you can wait for each critical breakdown and deal with it instead of trying to prevent it from happening in the first place. 
    Later,
    Billybob

  • billybob replied to the topic Who am I? in the forum General 13 years, 10 months ago

    Hello folks,
    Just because Billybob visits this site every now and then doesn’t mean he gives backrubs (usless she’s real cute or her daddy has money).
    Later,
    Billybob

  •  
    Hello folks,
    I look at  FEMA failure modes this way…
    Take for example a brake drum:
    Potential Failure – premature wear of the drum
    Potential Effect of the Failure – Fracture of the brake drum
    Cause of the failure – scratch on the brake drum
     
    Process control – 100% automatic finish testing.
    Its not that the scratch is the failure; it…[Read more]

  • Hello folks,
     
    Here is our boss. He brow beat us that 6S was something we were going to do.  Just about every professional employee was given Green belt training.  “Not enough time” was not an acceptable excues to get one out of the training.  Then his management level was given training and all of a sudden he didn’t have time to finish the t…[Read more]

  • billybob replied to the topic What is a GB Project? in the forum General 15 years, 1 month ago

    Hello folks,
    So much for the ability and owership of the VP at GEAE. You’d think a guy who made it to that level would have made fixes that worked and would of have the inititive to make sure what he fixed held.   I mean this guy  was fixing jet engine production problems…that he didn’t really fix or just threw a band aid on to get by…so he…[Read more]

  • billybob replied to the topic LEAN Machine Uptime in the forum General 15 years, 1 month ago

    Hello folks,
    Typically, if a machine is ready to run and there is no stock (or no operator)  it is still calulated in the uptime portion of OEE.  Its how you illustrate the problem of no material. 
    A low OEE is always a good attention getter..especially when you can point the problem to the materials group. 
    Later,
    Billybob
     

  • billybob replied to the topic LEAN Machine Uptime in the forum General 15 years, 1 month ago

    Hello folks,
    If your OEE system is robust enough you can track OEE details to include planned stops for PMs, training, sample builds, and so on.  Its only a matter of adding a couple of more blocks onto the sheet. But you can still not calculate this time as part of OEE which is the norm.
    In a strict OEE environment plan stops may be…[Read more]

  • damn,.,.I need to look at posts a little harder..who the heck put this old potato back into the oven to be warmed up again?
    Sorry,
    Billybob

  • Hello,
     
    Is this Eddie Green or Eddie Gauthier….either could have written this? 
    Later,
    Billybob

  • Hello Mr. Mike,
    You got a sick mind…..welcome to the club.
    Later,
    Billybob
     

  • Hello folks,
    I myself  like call centers..how else can i get pretty girls to talk to me?
    But in this is a hi-tech world try this:
    If this call is for a new transaction press 1..and route the call to an agent.
    If this call is for a problem with a recent transaction press 2….route the call to where ever you want and measure problems how you w…[Read more]

  • Hello Mr. Mike,
    I was a little to fast and attached my post to yours, it should havd been attcahed to Matt’s.  I sure wasn’t implying I didn’t agree with you. So with my best Spanish I say to you “Grass-e-ass” for allowing me to set my posting order straight.
    Later,
    Billybob

  • Hello folks,
    Isn’t as simple as saying you take the term, no matter of where at came from, that is the successful model and just use it.  Who cares what you call it as long as it works.  But accepted words are just accepted words. If you feel better using Waste, or checking tool, or oranization, or quick attact feel free to use them.  Besides we…[Read more]

  • Hello Folks,
    I got a black belt that holds my pants up (no suspenders yet) and a yellow belt and a green belt from 6S training that sit home someplace in back of some closet. 
    My black belt is the most important belt, ask the women who work with me.  But i use the tools I learned in training to earn these colorful belts.  But I am not imp…[Read more]

  • billybob replied to the topic Cycle Time Targets in the forum General 15 years, 6 months ago

    Hello folks,
    Do you have any historical data as to how long it took to process a transaction under your current system? How does you company employ manpower without knowing how much work has to be done in the current state?
    I wouldn’t trust any expert who says its takes “around 10 days”  go get the data yourself. 
    I wonder if the possum will s…[Read more]

  • billybob replied to the topic Who is Sachin Bhatia? in the forum General 15 years, 7 months ago

    Hello folks,
    Happy New Years
    Mike, let me ask you a idiotological (from an idiot) question.  Speaking of age, do you think you would have been as successful in in the Six Sigma field without all the tribal knowledge you have pick up over the years working in the trenches?   I know show me the data, and only statistics count, but don’t you ever…[Read more]

  • Hello folks,
    I have a hard time believeing that anything is ordered so haphazerdly by any company.
    Perhaps no blueprint is sent because the customer is ordering to, say a PVC standard specification that is an industry wide standard for tolerance, finish, appearence and so on?  Maybe you only need to look at the PO closer of the material that…[Read more]

  • billybob replied to the topic Lean Sigma Gold Belts in the forum General 15 years, 8 months ago

    Hello folks,
    I read the advertisement.  Seems to me its funny that they are going to have BBs train the goldbelt class.  Its kind of like having the jail cook training Matha Steward how to make pancakes or how short sell stocks to make a quick profit.
    Later,
    Billybob

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