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Erik 2018

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    Erik 2018
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    Thanks for all your replies. At the moment we use a control chart just for analysis of a few weeks of production. Based on an histogram and a control chart we could determine out of control situations, variety within the control limits and track both back to certain X-s. You’re right that using output just for control without analysis is useless, even more when the desired output changes each hour. However, in this case it is the output on the bottleneck, which needs to produce a certain amount of products each hour. An hour lost on the bottleneck is an hour lost for the company (that’s what Goldratt learned me). In that case, I was interested in which control chart to use.

    Speaking of tracking X-s, what do you mean exactly if I may ask. E.g. we can regard cycle time as the dependent variable (amount of minutes per hour/desired output per hour), which is maybe a more useful performance indicator than output. What I was wondering, what do you regard as tracking X-s? Or do you mean tracking a subdivision of the Y. E.g. I can imagine that we track downtime as it could be an important part of the cycle time of a product. However, this still isn’t an X, but part of the Y (the same as waiting time is not an X but part of throughput time (throughput time = waiting time + production time + …). What would you track in those cases e.g. in a run/control chart?

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    #237590

    Erik 2018
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    Thanks for all your responses. Indeed, it depends maybe on your aim of making a SIPOC (and luckily no jail if you do it otherwise:)). In our case we have students carrying out a LSS green belt assignment in practice. As they are unfamiliar with the process to improve at the start of their internship, we think it is very useful to have a SIPOC like described before. If later on in the analysis phase they focus on part of the processSIPOC, they can easily find the inputs of that specific phase + the direct suppliersof these inputs. If you have the inputs summarized for alle the process steps, you need to filter them afterwards.

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    #202389

    Erik 2018
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    Thanks! By the way, why is it based on a binominal distribution? Isn’t it about defectives (a part could have many ctq’s/defectives) which corresponds with a Poisson distribution?

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    #202272

    Erik 2018
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    @Straydog Thanks. Never thought about that. This implies that it is more and more difficult to achieve higher sigma scores, the higher your current score is. Am i right?

    @gomezmgab Thanks. But this implies that the transformation from binominal to a normal distribution can only be done when p is not that high, isn’t?

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