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

    @ShelbyJarvis

    I think we should copy/paste our responses. It’s a common posting on here. :)

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 7 months ago

    Sandeep,
    Wow, this is an example of trying to solve world hunger instead of within a village.

    As @ShelbyJarvis hinted, you’ve gone about defining your project with a solution–not uncommon of a mistake.

    I’d suggest reducing cycle times, reducing quality losses, reducing defect rates, etc. for your semiconductor organization. I imagine there…[Read more]

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 7 months ago

    @ShelbyJarvis

    Great points.

    Remembering that kaizens should be typically going after improvements of a process–the most appropriate team members are those who work IN the process.

    Outside eyes are always good from an experienced perspective but if they don’t know the process at all, it’s often just another body. To clarify, it’s most…[Read more]

  • David Stevens replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hi @ShelbyJarvis

    Thanks for your response, I’ve got a meeting with my mentor in the next few weeks, just trying to figure some bits out myself before hand if I can!

    The process itself meets customer requirements, however a back check is completed after the process (the next day), this check is ensuring that the previous process has been carried…[Read more]

  • Don Hutchcraft replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 8 months ago

    @Nigelbloomy and @ShelbyJarvis thanks for your input. I had several calls today and apparently the process maps were put out last year, but someone forgot to forward them on. Unfortunately they still won’t give cycle times for two reasons
    1. They are doing time and motion studies right now, so the times are not available.
    2. They really don’t…[Read more]

  • Don Hutchcraft replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 8 months ago

    @Nigelbloomy and @ShelbyJarvis, thanks for your input. I had several calls today and apparently the process maps were put out last year, but someone forgot to forward them on. Unfortunately they still won’t give cycle times for two reasons
    1. They are doing time and motion studies right now, so the times are not available.
    2. They really don’t…[Read more]

  • Nigel replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 8 months ago

    @ShelbyJarvis You chose your words more carefully than I did. I agree that the best solution would be working with the boss. I only meant to validate Don’s view that it seems strange that management would act this way. It is frustrating to work in a system that doesn’t encourage improvement and give you the tools to do it.

    I also do not…[Read more]

  • JB replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 8 months ago

    @KlausM,

    I like the advice you got from @ShelbyJarvis. I’d advise against that significant of a change in the time interval of data collection for an SPC chart. The goal is to identify and react to adverse changes that occur over time.

    If your goal is simple to visually represent the improvement of the “before” vs “after” data, then I’d…[Read more]

  • JB replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 9 months ago

    @Straydog & @ShelbyJarvis,

    Thank you for your thoughts. You raise some excellent points. I had not thought about the potential negative cultural impact on employees who may want GB training but due to the training model, would not be able to get it. Our system still supports people to be a part of process improvement through other channels (A3…[Read more]

  • fabio replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks so much @cseider, @ShelbyJarvis and @Mike-Carnell for all of your answers! I completely agree with you all! Chris, you are right. Unfortunately I have been able to meet people designing a product and the relative processes without fully knowing how they work.

    Shelby, I’m aligned to you. The problem is related to grade of skills of…[Read more]

  • Mike Carnell replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 10 months ago

    @aegon First thing that always comes out of an operations person mouth is that they don’t have enough people. Always.

    If they only do what is on their specific task list then change their list.

    Second shift is good. Didn’t see and managers there did you? Show up on third shift and the whole place will know it very quickly.

    I am not sure I…[Read more]

  • Eric Milligan replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 10 months ago

    @ShelbyJarvis, do you feel that companies are often reactive when implementing new safety practices? It has been my experience that new safety policies are set in place after an accident occurs. What are some proactive tools you have used to create a safer environment throughout a work process?

    • Eric,

      I can only comment on my personal experience as I have not specifically benchmarked against the premise of your question.

      However, my experience shows safety is frequently reactive.
      I find most programs react to accidents and few have effective root cause analysis. I also find that metrics and communication are reactive. A pet peeve…[Read more]

  • Purvin Patel replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 4 years, 11 months ago

    @ShelbyJarvis

    Thank you, Shelby!! I really appreciate the above information. One of the main reason for this post is to get some information that I can present to the leadership in my company to show them how beneficial LSS would be and how it can help our organization. Based on Don’s and your response, I think I have enough information that will…[Read more]

  • Priyanka replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 5 years, 4 months ago

    Hi @ShelbyJarvis
    Thank you for your response. I like the training approach that you recommend. What are some tools you have used in the past for the Sustain part?

    • Priyanka,

      I’m sorry for the delay in the response.

      I think of sustainment as being everyone’s responsibility but accountable to the leadership team. From an employees part, they must commit to participate and engage. For this to be possible, leadership must earn it.

      The big picture is what is frequently called servant leadership. I…[Read more]

  • Johnny Del replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 5 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks everyone for the generous reply.
    My training did involve projects in the classroom, and is being guided by a champion, complete with the methodology and tools. The third assessment requires us to do it on our own.

    @cseider @MBBinWI @ShelbyJarvis, Our company doesn’t have a team solely dedicated to process improvement. Our structure is…[Read more]

  • Chris Seider replied to the topic in the forum Shelby Jarvis 5 years, 5 months ago

    @ShelbyJarvis

    Nice comments.