Joe W replied to the topic Use of Six Sigma in the Field of Project Management in the forum General 1 month, 1 week 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]
Joe W replied to the topic Good While it Lasted: BMGI Removes Their Free LSS Content in the forum Training 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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.
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.
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.
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]
This is definitely an interesting topic. We tend to remember failures and negative consequences longer than successes or pleasant experiences, although pleasant experiences are motivating just not memorable! I would suggest that the work groups have knowledge about what to control in order to get the desired outcome- and therefore no significant…[Read more]
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