Craig Tickel


  • Here are a couple… Six sigma implementation Answer is 3…. other 1,2,4 have results headning in wrong direction, not improvement.

    2nd question – it is a factual based. Not just for manufacturing, 13.4 DPMO is not correct, not just lean.

    DMADV, you should know…. come on…

    Lessons learned is for control… Pilot implementation in IMPROVE,…[Read more]

  • I agree with Mike, the formula that contains A2 X R-bar is really 3 R-bar/D2 divided by the Sqrt(n) to account for the sample size. Since they are asking for the spread of the individaul values, not the distribution of samples, should not be included in the formula, hence the 3 R-bar/d2… but as he stated should be +/-…
    6 years, 11 months ago

  • @MBBinWi Do recognize the opportunity that reducing batch sizes provides. However, multiple mixers to the “cooker” isn’t an option – capital and space constrained plus other issues(reaction requires heat to initiate, but requires mixing continue while “cooking”). So if you were “greenfield”, you would simply break the current large vessel into…[Read more]

  • I would be interested in how you determined your optimum level of sampling. Certainly there would be one optimum to assure conformance to specifications, but a different one to determine change in the process, correct?

    My original point is if the process controls are in place and the process is highly capable, isn’t the sampling for conformance…[Read more]

  • @Great point, Robert…. been there done that! Non-homogenity is a known issue.
    Spec is wide enough that even with the measurement variation, we are confident in what we ship. It is detecting change in the process […] 10 years, 6 months ago

  • Batch size is a function of the vessel. Customer demand is such that reducing the overall batch size would require a significant financial investment in additional equipment. Breaking the addition of ingredients into multiple stages has NOT been investigated, and is a great suggestion that we will look at to see if it will have an impact on final…[Read more]

  • @garycone
    Who said anything about this problem being unsolvable….
    10 years, 6 months ago

  • @garyacone

    Thanks for the input. Homogenity of the batch is a problem that has not been adequately tested at all. Difficult to do at time, the viscosity of the material is so high that it is almost impossible to be homogenous, but customers still want the “data” on the COA. Because they use the product in such large quantities, the lack of…[Read more]

  • @stanmikel

    I am still waiting on the site to set a forum place to do the discussion. Don’t want, have no interest in starting in this thread.

    @Peter Tibbetts

    Thanks for the guidance and the support. Agree with the grammar analysis. Chantel will reappear here, and then she can speak for herself. Sorry if I was redundant… sorry if I…[Read more]

  • @stanMikel – my response wasn’t an answer for Chantel, just a restatement of my personal desires and a quick introduction of Chantel as a colleague. I am trying to get a forum for a serious discussion going somewhere here on isixsigma regarding measurement variation in the chemical industry. And again it isn’t a technical how to discussion, but…[Read more]

  • @Stanmikel

    Chantel(@ckamm) works at stepan, where I also work…. She is an analytical chemist by education, but has been active in reducing measurement error at Stepan.
    I would like to use Isixsigma as a discussion forum so that NOT only Stepan people can come to deal with some of the “challenges” we are facing regarding measurement error…[Read more]

  • Craig Tickel changed their profile picture 10 years, 6 months ago

  • Profile picture of Craig Tickel and are now friends 10 years, 6 months ago

  • Look forward to the contact!…. always willing to learn more from a resource that you guys recommend! and Stan, I have a nice wife already, so no worries about me intruding on your fantasy. 10 years, 6 months ago

  • Thanks for the reference, Darth. Do not know of her. Will learn more about her. Sorry for the assumption, Stan!
    10 years, 6 months ago

  • Craig Tickel posted a new activity comment 10 years, 7 months ago

    read your reference as….. the following Dr. Mikel

    Mikel J. Harry Ph.D.
    Dr. Mikel J. Harry has been widely recognized and cited in many publications as the principal architect of Six Sigma and the world’s leading authority within this field.

    Wanting to get to know you all, better, but without some reference to who you all are, it is extremely…[Read more]

  • Stan, would like to have your help. Where did I name drop? Just trying to say that I do understand MSA techniques. Trying to say, this is a CHANGE issue, not a lack of technical expertise. Sent a friend request to you. Let’s talk!

    Please don’t hit me with “excuse for not soloing the problem” when you also state that getting P&G to…[Read more]

  • I enjoyed the discussion with you, Michael.

    Expect an article from me about C&E diagrams(one of the most misused tools in projects) and one on this MSA subject related to Chemicals/process industries. 10 years, 7 months ago

  • Thanks guy, but I am well versed in MSA. Stan, sure, you want to help. Use your change skills to get interest in all the P&G and Unilever locations that we serve so that we can do conduct a study about the amount of variation there is from lab to lab. We do work to minimize the variation between our own internal lab. But when the variation is…[Read more]

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