• Any good hands-on books on the topic? I mean not just general overview but a similar approach as in “Learning To See” but strictly applied to a process involving data entry into a data base? Beyond the VSM and […] 8 years, 5 months ago

  • Here’s what we teach at my co:
    if # vars equal or less than 4 go ahead and model, if # vars greater than or equal 7 do a screening DOE first, in between its a toss depending on costs! 9 years, 1 month ago

  • I use Visio with eVSM add-on, works great for me! Tons of other software out there depending on your budget. 9 years, 1 month ago

  • 1-Ask your MBB as to where he/she received their training
    2-The MBB should be able to organize a 4-6 hrs “White Belt” class for you to get an idea of what the metodology is about
    3-Depending on your basic statistical knowledge you might want to enroll for a basic statistics course at your locak university or junior college, preferrably one…[Read more]

  • It is necessary first and foremost to define the real nature of your question i.e. what is the purpose of going to BB? More often than not, and it is quite common, it is because one wants a “higher” more prestigious title. At one time or another we all followed that model. Very few organizations require BBs beyond the recommended ratio of BB to…[Read more]

  • Lead Time=NVA=Non-Value Added Time
    Cycle-Time=Touch Time or VA time
    In any process LT is usually where you might want to concentrate your “leaning” efforts since it is usually much higher than “touch time”. 9 years, 1 month ago

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  • what is the difference between ROI fo a full fledged LS project and a Kaizen Event? Sometimes Kaizen results will take a few months/yr before benefits accrue? 9 years, 1 month ago