@Straydog Just to be clear I am not trying to change your mind. I am comfortable with us differing on things. I am not a fan of mandatory consensus. I spent time in a computer manufacturing company in the early 90’s. I watched that mandatory consensus thing used by particular managers to kill very good ideas just by sending in people with explicit…[Read more]
@Straydog Absolutely no argument on this being a team exercise. Here is the issue I have with making this opinion based. There are facts based on the work you have done i.e. Frequency of Occurrence derived from a capability study. Now if I make this a team based decision and I have a capability number there are only one of 2 options 1. the number…[Read more]
@stef I stuck this together so you could see what I was talking about. if you use the data from the Define and Measure phase to calculate the RPN then the RPN should create the information you need to set priorities for Analyze.
The action plan (on the FMEA) is basically what you need to do in Analyze to sort out where the root cause(s) are.…[Read more]
Mike Carnell replied to the topic What Are the Most Important Issues When Performing DOEs? in the forum Tools & Templates 4 days, 17 hours ago
@STEF There is no way I would second guess @rbutler on statistics particularly DOE. Anything you get from him will be better than advice you will get almost anywhere. @Cseider is good too but he kind of held back some although his advice to not spend all of your money on one experiment is dead on particularly if you are running a fractional…[Read more]
@STEF If you look at every tool in the Define and Measure Phase you can use that information in the FMEA. @cseider said you can use capability studies to do Frequency of Occurrence, MSA for Detection, Process Map for steps, etc. You can use the FMEA to synthesize all the information form the Design and Measure Phase.
The RPN’s can be used to…[Read more]
@ahiru-san If people won’t speak to you that is generally a trust issue. Do they not trust you, the company, the people they work for, etc. That can take a while to fix. There are people in every factory that keep notes, store data, etc. in an informal way just because it is their nature. They will give it to you frequently if you speak to them…[Read more]
Mike Carnell replied to the topic What Is the Difference Between Project Scope and Process Scope? in the forum New to Lean Six Sigma 5 days, 16 hours ago
@moser I am with @cseider on this. I have never heard the term process scope. Just looking at it logically a process is defined for you by the way things are structured either by engineering, physics, first principles, etc.
Project is pretty much your call. It can be multiple processes or it can be part of a process.
Mike Carnell replied to the topic Which Control Chart Should I Use for Output Per Hour? in the forum Tools & Templates 1 week, 4 days ago
@erik2018 The difference between a dependent variable and an independent variable is that the dependent variable is simply a function of other things. Output is dependent on the bottleneck because output can never be greater than the bottleneck. Output doesn’t control the bottleneck the bottleneck controls the output. There will be other variable…[Read more]
Mike Carnell replied to the topic Which Control Chart Should I Use for Output Per Hour? in the forum Tools & Templates 1 week, 5 days ago
My question is why do you want to chart output? Output is a dependent variable. The hour is over and now you look at your chart and find out you are out of control. Now what? You still don’t know anything so you need to investigate meanwhile what…[Read more]
@qualitymx If you continue to try to manage your inventory levels based on customer orders and lead times then you are always going to carry more inventory than you need. You need to understand your customers customer. I would think your production planning department already has a model? If not then they aren’t really doing production planning…[Read more]
Mike Carnell replied to the topic Why Do Lean Six Sigma Black Belts Become Great Consutants? in the forum General 2 weeks ago
@dsantillanes @karthikdharmalingam @cseider Lets start with the basic question what makes a good “Belt?” We have data (Mr. Seider is part of that data set) from North and South America, Africa and Australia from a tool called Predictive Index (PI) that there is a profile that is 100% successful. Not exclusive though. That profile looks like this:…[Read more]
@karthikdharmalingam Auditing is a waste of time and money if you have automation. If it is actually at 99% anything less than 100% audit (which isn’t an audit it is sorting). Anytime you are under about 10% defective you are pretty much wasting time with a sample.
You should have never bought off on 99%. You are operating at a Cpk less than 1.0.…[Read more]
@jmiller2019 I would create a document,screen, etc. that specifies how to pack a pallet. Actually you can have your packers help create it. It becomes standard work and if you have a process you are less likely to have them miss something.
@karthikdharmalingam This was the same thing we used to do at Motorola. Customers would set up a product and require a 5% (must be a popular number) deduction in their cost – our selling price per year. We would target more so as their price went down our profit was increasing. If you are $5M then you need $250k.
If you take your product price…[Read more]
@jmiller2019 Does your customer have requirements on how to pack a skid? If they don’t then you can create your own (standardized Work). It can help you with consistency and accuracy as well.
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