• Stevo, I agree. A majority of the projects I have been undertaking in the last few years are not specifically DMAIC , not specifically DMADV , not specifically LSS but rather comprise aspects of all three in a very key fashion in the findings for define up front. As such those BB’s who have been trained in a specific branch are facing confusion. I…[Read more]

  • As mentioned in a prior post,the philosophy and use of six sigma is 25 years old. Many gains have been made along with abuses. What do you see as the next step in the evolutionary cycle?
    Lets keep this on serious folks.
    9 years, 8 months ago

  • Forgive me,it is getting late. I’m not following-“Ghosts sit around the campfire and tell CN stories”? 9 years, 8 months ago

  • I just love these Octogon moments! 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Gee Tom “stuff”?. Output measure?
    CPU is projected up front by how much stuff we are to make.
    Not making the stuff (eg the output) has a negative impact on CPU. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Cost per saleable unit is the simplest metric understandable to management. No need to complicate things.Improving quality drives the metric down with an eventual price decrease to the consumer. This improves corporate stability with eventual increased sales. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Gary,
    I agree wholeheartedly.
    Thought 6-The process works as long as support exists. This support is at the whim of the economic times and the wimps we have running our companies. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Gang,it goes much deeper than what you are trying to address.
    Process improvement efforts have been around for years. Senior leadership teams come amd go,they are fluid. Just as fluid are the primary goals of the leadership teams. Its Cost and Delivery one year,Quality the next.Back and forth,back and forth,…
    Lean organization is another (RIF…[Read more]

  • What type of spec is it?
    We may be able to provide more meaningful feedback once we know.
    eg Is it an electrical parametric measurement,mechanical,….? 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Abusing the topology of Rn , we can conclude that this discussion
    is akin to a Mobius Strip.

    9 years, 8 months ago

  • Isnt this an oxymoron? Estimating specifications?
    Chris is right on!
    You end up with a process you could throw a football field through. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Thats my point. We never stop growing and learning.
    We should have the humility to recognize this.
    ps Could you send me a graphic on how you tie your laces?
    Thing has a thing about the sheepshank knot. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • How about superfelous. The Brewers?
    Can’t count them on any scale. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Especially the fish. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Find the right tool. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Rather self explanatory. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Discrimination is out the window,Repeatability and reproducibility may be an issue. To overcome,the measurement equipment (calibrated and qualified against a master) need have a min. of 3 decimal places. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • I’d opt for the Blue Bass belt myself from ISSISSIPPI. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • There are no experts!
    Only novices in advancing stages of development. 9 years, 8 months ago

  • Is the MSA required?
    Is that what we are measuring even critical? 9 years, 8 months ago

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