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  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 9 months ago

    As with all projects, first understand the problem. Is it quality of data? You and your business team should define this as it will help you define the scope and the team to help with the resolution.

    You can/should validate that the system is correctly implemented, but the root cause of your problem likely is within the processes or teams…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 9 months ago

    @cseider

    I try to change it up a bit each time, but the answer stays the same. :c)

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 9 months ago

    Kathy,

    Great question.

    Six Sigma certification can be an asset to your career. Most programs are designed is a blended learning approach. This includes classroom, self study/reading, and project work under the guidance of a coach. It has been effective for decades and therefore a common approach. As challenging as this sounds, part of the…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 9 months ago

    I don’t fully understand your data set. However, if you have data on the 14 “Tasks”, then you can create a Pareto.

    Depending on how you structure your data collection plan, you have the opportunity to measure frequency of “complied” by task which will help you know where to focus your efforts. If you have different departments or teams, you can…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Anurag,

    The proper judge of your question is your stakeholders. However, it looks as if you need to shift your process time through reduction of rework.

    As you have stated it, the time to process is extended as a result of rework (7 mean / 6 median). I can not speak for your team, but reducing variation is good, but I would expect both…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Anurag,

    The proper judge of your question is your stakeholders. However, it looks as if you need to shift your process time through reduction of rework.

    As you have stated it, the time to process is extended as a result of rework (7 mean / 6 median). I can not speak for your team, but reducing variation is good, but I would expect both…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Goals and metrics drive behavior. To get an organization moving together, the goals and metrics must drive this.

    Keep in mind, aligned goals does not mean that everyone has the same exact wording nor scale of metrics.

    Effective goal setting respects that some teams will need to maintain performance while others will need to strive for…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Great advice Chris. I would add one thing.

    Define your 3 years of experience in a way which explains how it will be foundational to your career goals. Early career is tough. Level set your expectations and build your story based on your strengths.

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Sartaj,

    I am not sure I fully understand your question. Energy consumption is a great project. It can very simple to very difficult depending upon your situation. Below is a suggestion of how to start.

    All power consumption is not equal. You will want to focus on the biggest opportunity.

    Define the Biggest opportunity:
    1: Measure the…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    All great points.

    An issue I see with the metric of penetration rate is linking it to the customer. I know many CI leaders who base their penetration rate (which leads to certification rate as a metric) by total number of employees, or some other internal facing driver.

    I have seen leaders put GB certification as a performance goal for…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 10 months ago

    Sadia,

    I like where Chris is guiding you. I will answer your question with a question. Why?

    “Why”: As you begin, why should a company communicate internally? The answer to this question may lead you to quantifiable metrics. As I read your original statement, I see clues at measurable.

    Good Luck

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    So far, you have received good input and questions. Possibly a clue exist in your previous statement. If I read it correctly, you stated that it is relatively easy to count the displays due to being able to see if all the frame locations are full. The lesson is that if inventory is visual it is less of an issue to count.

    You should work with…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    @BIMBO

    I notice you are trying to “push” LSS to a market/segment. You may be well beyond this, but I suggest identifying a true need which is currently going unmet. If you have the ability to add value to a team, you may find an inlet.

    This is related the @Straydog suggestion.

    Nothing sells change like demonstrated success.

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    Dr. Alkistis

    I have not read the articles, but I am willing to share the methods I have used in past deployments.

    At the BB level, I have used more tactical criteria such as; experience in the company, knowledge of the business, ability to work with multiple functions, ability to communicate, and technical skills.

    For MBB level, I have used…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    The simple answer is yes.

    I assume you want help starting. Below are some steps inspired by six sigma but without the full process or compliment of tools. Based on your comments, I have assumed you are not fully trained.

    Step 1: You must define the actual problem. Above, you defined two symptoms. A long queue and a difficult to manage…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    I agree with Norbert. If you are not in an organization which has existing expertise in LSS, find a way to get it. Training is only part of the journey. Knowing how and when to use the knowledge is critical. A great way to get this is with a strong coach/mentor.

    When you look for LSS programs, you may find some curricula aimed at IT and that is…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    I agree with Norbert. If you are not in an organization which has existing expertise in LSS, find a way to get it. Training is only part of the journey. Knowing how and when to use the knowledge is critical. A great way to get this is with a strong coach/mentor.

    When you look for LSS programs, you may find some curricula aimed at IT and that…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    Yeah, I like that book and the message. Unfortunately, some of the case studies are no longer appropriate.

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    Many great points. I find Lean and Six Sigma have the ability to provide high impact. I believe the issue is within the implementation of either/both.

    Taiichi Ohno did not set out to develop lean. He had a real business need to resolve. Through years of work and continuously learning; Lean was the result. The same can be said for the…[Read more]

  • Shelby Jarvis replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 3 years, 11 months ago

    Great point Chris. Regardless of the brainstorming technique used; the team is only identifying potential root causes. I think that is where LSS experts add value is maintaining expectations and the discipline needed to properly test and validate if/if not the issue is really the root cause.

    When I teach this topic (in the classroom or real…[Read more]

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