Patrick Goodrich


  • Not sure why your asking about the creditibility of an external program, if your not currently working for a company in a role deploying LSS work and would like to, I would encourage you to enroll in a good external program. The belt programs at Villanova do require real world project work demonstrating the technical side, its mandatory. By the…[Read more]

  • With regards to the credibility concerns about the programs at Villanova, the GB & BB programs are solid, in fact they are taught by BB’s & MBB’s who have been at it for more than two decades, who by the way are very active within the industry. The certification exams mirror those of ASQ and in some sense are more difficult.
    I interviewd…[Read more]

  • Mike…thanks for the insight on using sigma/zscore. I do agree, knowing the current sigma level allows us to gage where our COPG% might be running, a three sigma level process is obviously going to be much higher than a six sigma level process. I would think most management could relate to this pretty easily in understaning whether or not a…[Read more]

  • I’m curious to see what some of you might have to say about this.
    DMPO & DMPU – value proposition or productivty measure or both?
    Cost of Poor Quality (dollars and cents) – value proposition or productivity […] 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Right now what is a realistic range to use for a dicount rate 10 – 12%, what are some of you using in your projects currently ?

    Thanks. 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Are you saying absent of not having the info. from a CFO, or using the weighted average cost of capitl that using the current Fed Funds Discount Rate would not be an acceptable approach?

    Robert, any thoughts on this ?

    Thanks. 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Robert – are you referring to the minimum required hurdle rate ? For example, using the current Prime or Fed Funds rate + 1 point ? 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Has anyone worked on a NPV calculation for a project recently, if so, what interest rate are you using ?
    9 years, 6 months ago

  • Does anyone know where I might find public information on quantified benefits/results from Corporate LSS programs? In the past 3 weeks I have spoken with the investor relations departments of two major US […] 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Mike – interesting observation. Perhaps the broken line in the diagram is suppose to represent COGS being driven down by the SS improvement effort ? And the COPG off to the side is just to remind the reader of the various items related to COPQ ?
    I was thinking about using this a part of a presentation, but I obviously need to be certain about…[Read more]

  • I’m hoping to get some insight on what your interpretations would be of this cost curve diagram. Hopefully you can open the file I’ve attached. I have my thoughts, but I’m curious to hear from those of you who have been at this longer than myself and how you might interpret the diagram.
    9 years, 6 months ago

  • John…thanks, I do agree, the finance/accoutning folks are looking for ways to reduce the amount of uncertainty, its obviously our job to convince them to rely more on LSS analysis, sometimes easier said than done.

    Mike…I also agree with you, that there should be some seperation between the finance/accouinting folks and the LSS teams…[Read more]

  • Something I’m not absolutely clear on is what or who should initiate a data collection plan. Is it suppose to be the bean counters sitting around a table looking at a set of financial statements and assuming […] 9 years, 6 months ago

  • Can anyone with experience in identifying and capturing KPI’s offer perhaps a general methodology or approach to doing so ? Some people seem to think that budgeting and forecasting is the best way, I tend to […] 9 years, 7 months ago

  • Patrick Goodrich became a registered member 9 years, 7 months ago