Doug Coenson


  • @michaelcyger great response….. though I’m way behind on the praise! 3 months ago

  • If you can use excel faster…do that and then copy into their Minitab worksheet.

    3 months ago

  • @rbutler brings up excellent points.

    See if you can quickly change your measurement system to a variable/continuous data system and confirm it’s performing with an MSA. You’ll solve your problem well and faster and learn more about the process if you are able. 3 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Are you doing an MSA for the variation or the mean of the material you tested? 5 months, 3 weeks ago

  • I would do it.  If they have something like a green belt–you’ll learn more. 7 months, 2 weeks ago

  • observation is a fantastic tool. 7 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Thanks @chebetz

    Interesting article.  It’s kind of “wonky” but they seem to be making a mountain out of a mole hill if I have the expression correctly.  Basically, just because one picks the “correct” side of the stat test with the appropriate p-value, there is uncertainty which is why things should always be proven “in the field” or else one w…[Read more]

  • Sure you could.

    Just look at your data–if it’s reported/recorded to the nearest 5 or 10 or 100…then you won’t have the precision potentially to use as continuous.

    Don’t forget to do an MSA! 10 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Check this website. or google…but lots of advice out there.

    Basically, find a project with measurable results, a manageable size, identify team members with a project champion and find an impactful goal and start there. 10 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Look at the total ppm defective.  Translate between Cpk and sigma level…for that one side of the curve. 10 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Please use data for your FMEA ratings.

    Also, many pieces of equipment have recommended calibration frequencies that would be HARD to ignore.  However, have you considered use of SPC for monitoring the measurement systems.  This is a great tool to signal when calibrations are needed. 11 months ago

  • Try working with a social organization you already are a participant.  I’m sure every organization could use some volunteer talents. 11 months ago

  • It seems you do have a UCL. :)

    hope all is well with you @rbutler ! 11 months, 1 week ago

  • Consider looking up Z normal tables versus sigma and check out tables that don’t “shift” and then consider you will have SOME defect rate at both ends of the curve and add. 11 months, 3 weeks ago

  • I’d highly recommend the beer exercise and other VERY basic lean concepts/training before having them do an exercise.  Also, do you have a champion for such production layout you are proposing? 11 months, 3 weeks ago

  • @katiebarry  great advice to contact them directly about the calculator.

    hope you and your family are staying safe! 11 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Nice idea for the 5S number exercise, @danroth 12 months ago

  • @rbutler you are kind to help with homework. :)

    Stay safe and hope your family stays well! 12 months ago

  • Color measurement exists.  Maybe see if you can get a variable data measurement device/panel and not have a scale.

      12 months ago

  • No.

    However, I’d suggest you consider attaching a pdf or link or web address for link.  Hard to see what you are generating buzz about. 12 months ago

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