Marcy Troy


  • @matr Despite your “fears”, your honest comments and concerns are appreciated. In your post you mentioned that you consider this forum to be an “open forum”. If you truly believe that to be so, then why do you wish to direct it to what is comfortable for you? Do you see an inconsistency to your comments? You advocate an “open forum” yet want to…[Read more]

  • @matr — We have a range of visitors to the forum and with that comes a range of personalities. We do moderate; I give warnings, edit posts and even remove members if required. And when people post homework questions or ask questions that are easily answered with a simple site search, I do my best to jump in immediately and direct them…[Read more]

  • Blogs can turn ugly but my skin has thickened over the years.

    I always welcome questions/comments except when they are just “homework questions” OR people selling product fairly obviously to me. Katie the forum monitor has a tough job and balances comments fairly well. My fellow posters will tend to blast homework posters and I’ll tend to…[Read more]

  • @matr – while you are correct that this isn’t truly a percentage, the score nonetheless can be meaningful (such that the issues with the evaluations of critical, serious, mid and minor are consistent, as previously noted by Chris and Robert).

    Have you performed an MSA on these evaluations? If there is only one evaluator, give them multiple…[Read more]

  • @matr: Thank you for pointing me to the Six Sigma for Dummies.
    @jjaskula: Thank you for the reference. I was looking more for Six Sigma materials that might be more ADD friendly.
    @jpmarth: My psych did mention using color transparencies (color overlays) when reading to possibly help my dyslexia (caused by A.D.D.), which I tried, however, my…[Read more]

  • @matr
    I use a regression analysis to create a forecast. Essentially it looks back at the historical data and says when Condition X was met, and Condition Y was met, and Condition Z was met, what was the result? In the case described it would need to have a “seasonal adjustment”. (The technical term for getting it to produce a different…[Read more]

  • @matr Loved your story from your neighbor.

    Anyways, no forecast will be accurate the further out you go in time from the near present. However, without good information like from POS, you can’t possibly get even near term forecast accuracy. Never mind that the “silo” of marketing that might be having events will have an impact on sales and…[Read more]

  • @matr
    Whoever said that’s MBA stuff and not six sigma stuff doesn’t understand some basics. Using the DMAIC methodology, lean six sigma can help anyone understand where their process is falling down. The specific technologies, formulae, etc. deployed as part of the solution MIGHT be “MBA stuff” but how to find where the forecasting is failing…[Read more]

  • @matr
    Sounds like either an unfocused project or something that’s not aligned with the burning platform issues for the company. I’d advise her to shut the project down….I doubt the champion is even aware it was launched. :)

    8 years, 5 months ago

  • @matr – if they’ve been doing this for 4 years or more under the guise of Lean, I’m not sure you’re going to be able to make an argument that it is not. 8 years, 5 months ago

  • @matr – OK, so what do you think we can do for you? 8 years, 5 months ago