• No one answered the question, how do you computer GR&R% for a unilateral tolerance, such as surface flatness:
    Upper tolerance=.020mm
    Lower tolerance=0.0
    The nominal or target is 0.  It simply cannot be correct to compute %GR&R=.20/6*standard deviation!

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic New Quality Inititive in the forum General 12 years, 1 month ago

    Darth-Thanks kindly for your input. How foolish of me to think I was going to get an easy grade by having you do my project. Maybe I was unclear in my original post. I am a NEW student in a Total Quality Management class, and we’re 3 weeks into a semester. With little or no knowledge of what to ask a company as it relates to quality, I feel some…[Read more]

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic Six Sigma Careers in the forum Healthcare 12 years, 5 months ago

    I agree with the previous poster in that experience trumps certification every time.  As an MBB in the healthcare industry with a background in engineering, I typically look for either seasoned BB’s or new BB’s with a healthcare background since they are familiar with many of the processes.  I would recommend seeking a position that utilizes the s…[Read more]

  • Its been a long time since i asked this question, and i have to say, TVI nailed it.  From my own experiences, it has been those who get things done and can work a room that get more done then the analytical giants.  I’m not saying you don’t need the analytics, but if you can have all the data in the world and if someone doesn’t want to do it t…[Read more]

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic sampling plan in the forum General 12 years, 6 months ago

    hi ……basically its 2
    AQL is  producer’s risk,
    LTPD is  consumer’s risk
    regards mark

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic MSA for PCBA in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Jonathon
    Thanks for your kind comment. Workload or importance of continuous data vs. attriubute was never a problem for me. Also, I was not looking for shortcut to pass components once already rejected, on the contrary, I was worried about it. Maybe I communicated my needs not clearly enough. But happily you understood anyway what I was…[Read more]

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic MSA for PCBA in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    Yes, this is one of the problems: fail and retest and then pass.
    The  idea of MSA in PCBA testing is indeed unknown to many and it seems that no articles are availabe. MBBinWI, would you be willing to share more of your knowledge in this field?

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic MSA for PCBA in the forum General 12 years, 7 months ago

    The things I am thinking are such these.
    Should MSA be conducted for each new PCB design? When the renew it (e.g, when adapter in the tester is changed)?
    How to choose samples so that they represent true process variation if variation depends on variation of individual components on each PCB? Should we just collect golden samples from several…[Read more]

  • Laura
    To obtain certification that is recognized worldwide to the ASQ Body of Knowledge, contact the the IIE. They certify MBB at a cost of $7200.00. It is one-on-one coaching and evaluation of the criteria that an MBB should meet. You are not guaranteed certification by simply completing the program. You must be judged to have met the MBB s…[Read more]

  • HaroldI totally agree with you. It is one thing to express that you understand the tools and techniques applied to a project (i.e. a yellow or green belt). It is another to do a fill-in-the-blank exercise, provided by some programs, and claim to have a command of project management (i.e. black belt). That said, training providers such as Aveta,…[Read more]

  • LesI totally agree with you. The best that any class can do for your resume it show an employer that you’ve at least taken an initiative to learn. The idea that a website or weekend course can turn a person into a black belt is just plain silly.

  • HaroldFirst of all, the black belt DOES require a final project at Aveta. If you want a business plan that is any more live, than you actually have to be working AT a company where you are receiving six sigma training WHILE working on a project.However, yes, the green belt and yellow belt training, which I participated in, does not. This is…[Read more]

  • My frame of reference is that I’ve taken courses from both Acuity and Aveta, AND have seen the system that groups such as Villanova use for their certification. And none are them are much different except for paper versus internet delivery. But that’s beside the point as I don’t think a person can be web trained as a black belt- only as a green…[Read more]

  • OK, so here’s my take as I’ve just finished the Aveta Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean DFSS certification programs. First of all, the book they require you to buy is terrific- basically the Six Sigma bible. The resources provided in the course are also pretty decent- videos on project management, explanation of statistics, sample software, etc. Now,…[Read more]

  • In  Minitab session window we have also kind of graphical presentation on ANOVA results, with 95 % CI limits shown. Am I right that you can also use overlap of  CI limits  (is/is not) to see if there are  significant differences? Ofcourse this is only visual method and if the limits are close to each other you may not be able to tell for sure if…[Read more]

  • I am a chief operating officer with twenty years experience in hospitals.  I can answer your question.  When hospitals are looking for quality managers, such positions are responsible for many other things besides quality control in the terms you are thinking.  Most quality managers in hospitals are also responsible for overseeing the trien…[Read more]

  • If at all possible, I would like the Lean with Lego & card drop simulation for our factory.  Thanks
    [email protected]

  • The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook (Benbow and Kubiak) is a great reference.  That is the only reference book i used at the exam and passed.  I think there is a new version out.

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic Six Sigma in schools in the forum General 13 years, 1 month ago

    If not “in” them then certainly “around” them.

  • Sinnicks replied to the topic Shainin vs. 6-sigma in the forum General 13 years, 1 month ago

    You have to be kidding Shawn – asking for consensus from this group!

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