Joe Wojniak


  • I’m happy to say that I’ve completed Black Belt certification.  This has been quite a journey and I learned a lot along the way.  Special thanks to Eric Maass @poetengineer and Paul Rudolph @Medtronic. 1 year, 11 months ago

  • Joe Wojniak's profile was updated 1 year, 11 months ago

  • Hi Kamal,

    it’s great that you’re interested in Lean Six Sigma.  I don’t think a Phd is necessary.  Depending upon the improvement tools and methods that you choose to use, some statistical knowledge is helpful.  You can also implement Lean Six Sigma without statistics, but basic analytical techniques are necessary.  I recommend SSD Global’s onl…[Read more]

  • Hi @AlonzoMosley– I’m not sure what ATC329, ATC390, and BHG350 are.  I like using Is/Is Nots because it is a great method for determining what information is meaningful to the problem and what is not.  Thanks for adding to this post! 2 years, 2 months ago

  • Thanks! These are great suggestions. 2 years, 4 months ago

  • What are your go to problem solving tools? 2 years, 4 months ago

  • @ahance – you may want to look into Scientific Injection Molding (SIM) before starting your SPC implementation. Here’s a link:
    2 years, 5 months ago

  • @johnny1287 – here are some well-known companies that have used Six Sigma for a multitude of projects. DMAIC projects tend to be “make the process better” type of project. DMADV projects tend to be “make the product design better”, you can also search for DFSS (Design For Six Sigma) projects. Here’s a list of prominent companies: Motorola, GE,…[Read more]

  • Here are some good resources. Lean Six Sigma for Good is also free. This is good introductory material, while showing that what can be improved is simply a matter of choice. 2 years, 5 months ago

  • Many scanners have OCR capability, or you can look into specialized OCR software to get better performance. A quick search found the following-
    It’d be great to hear what you decide to use, and how well it works.
    2 years, 5 months ago

  • I’m not sure if my previous reply will post, so this may be a duplicate:
    OCR software is needed to convert the hand-written paper to a data format. Hand-writing needs to be pretty clear and simple, no cursive. Here are some links that show up from a quick…[Read more]

  • These are good directions, I’d also suggest talking to management about their immediate and mid-term goals. Identifying goals & barriers will help when deciding which improvements to tackle. Quick wins and visible successes are a great way to start and to build momentum and acceptance. As @andy-parr has stated, you have a wonderful opportunity!…[Read more]

  • These are great ideas, weighing the pallets, using counting scales to weigh small loose bulk items also helps. In addition, determining where in the sequence the miscount occurs can also help (i.e. when is the item or box scanned as picked?)
    1. Scan, pick, load onto pallet -> item may be scanned but not picked, resulting in a missing case.
    2.…[Read more]

  • Joe Wojniak's profile was updated 2 years, 5 months ago

  • Hi Tamela, it’s great that you’re pursuing a Master’s in Applied Statistics! I’ve been using Minitab for years, I’m sure you’ve got a great background from working there. SPC is an interesting topic- I got my first job in Quality implementing SPC. I’ve seen interest in it rise and fall– depending upon the industry. If the company is primarily…[Read more]

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