Daniel Sims replied to the topic Gage R&R for Losing Quotes/Increasing the Conversion Rate Project in the forum General 4 months, 3 weeks ago
One option would be to ensure your quote issuers are drawing up quotes to the correct cost. Pre-prepare quotes and attach an expected price range, then allow them to draw the quotes up and look for a variance in the quoted figure. But it sounds like you haven’t really formed the project goal yet, admittedly your post is short, but by your question…[Read more]
I don’t suppose the customer gave you any indication of what exactly they want in SPC form? I guess it boils down to your Xs and Ys. I’m going to assume that your process is already in control, you’ll have setting sheets and have a grasp of what is important to ensure a good part out the other end. Off the top of my head I guess some of these…[Read more]
I didn’t want there to be humungous wall of text in the original post but your thinking did align with my own. The previous project has highlighted the variation is coming from one of two places, the metal stamping area or the metal plating area. These are sequential processes, data collected so far suggests the stamping is the root of…[Read more]
I’m about to begin a new project (that I suggested) but it’s admittedly rather large in scope. Perhaps too large to be effective. I’ll give a brief bit of background info:
Project that is just finishing looked at increasing the output of an automated stitching cell. Metal pins in, plastic mouldings in, components out. Many…[Read more]
I’ll just throw my hat in to say that just because a process produces non-normal data does not mean it’s out of control. Perhaps he has been trying to run SPC with non-normal data without realising and has experienced some false alarms, but that is speculation on my part.
My opinion when thinking of your mould process is that it will most likely…[Read more]
My company is looking to conduct a Kaizen event with a focus on 5S in the next few months. As we are a manufacturing plant the current plan is to spend one day with production either stopped or scaled right back. Now this isn’t alot of time I’m sure you’ll agree. I’ve read this article so…[Read more]
The reason you are getting that response is because you are asking a wide ranging basic question. What specifically are you looking for? If it’s literally a step by step of how to conduct a six sigma project I’d liken it to going to the garage and asking a mechanic how he fixes cars. You wouldn’t expect a detailed or indeed useful…[Read more]
Daniel Sims replied to the topic effect of multiple categorical variables on continuous dependent variable in the forum Tools & Templates 1 year, 4 months ago
Well I’d use boxplots/scatterplots first to see any differences without being as skewed by outliers. Doing this for each category with reference to cycle time to see which show a significant variation. How many data points do you have for each categorical variable? I’m not very experienced so I don’t want to go off the garden path with you but…[Read more]
@mike-carnell Hi Mike, I think you have completely misunderstood! I am replying to @burns above my comment, I clicked on one of his links about “Six sigma stupidity” and scrolled it to get his angle.
I don’t think I even need to state the following (at the risk of sounding sycophantic) but I will anyway : I greatly appreciate all of the posters…[Read more]
@mike-carnell That is a great process, I have a direct line to a MBB through email/webcam etc and also another MBB who was not part of the training but I know him quite well as he has been conducting training on site for the last couple years intermittently.
Thanks for the great advice, I appreciate your time. As an aside I’ll tell you a short…[Read more]
Hi Mike, thanks for your advice! I actually had a sit down with the MD last week and had a great back and forth with him about the current situation and the obstacles I have ahead. He was full of support and we now have a clearer plan going forward, I’m excited to continue.
I think I was worried as the BB on site I had to know everything and be…[Read more]
Hi Strayer, thanks for the reply. I will be completely honest and say in my define/measure phase I did the process mapping however looking back now it was not as rigorous as I would have liked to have now. I think the problem was at the time there was no indication that the other departments outputs to the next internal customer were at such a…[Read more]
I’m currently 5 months into a project looking at improving production on an automated stitching cell. When I started there was a backlog of around 250,000 parts with an output of 9000/day and production orders of around 300,000 per month. You can see straight away this was a losing formula. The cell mechanically was capable of 13,000 a…[Read more]