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  • #183957

    Furneaux
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    Thanks again for all the inputs.  I do wish, however, that the bickering and name calling wouldn’t take place in this forum.  I do enjoy healthy debate but when it gets personal, all potential value is lost.  Please know that A LOT of people read these posts.  Many of them, like me, are trying to get more educated in the various disciplines we are involved in.  I don’t want people to think we aren’t professional.
    Just my thoughts.  No need for additional inputs.  Thanks, however, for the inputs I did receive.

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    #183888

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    THANKS so very much for all the great comments.  I should have elaborated more on the working climate and the overall environment.  I implemented a quality control slip program two years ago in which operators write down problems they encountered throughout the shift.  Please note, these problems were “small stones” but problems.  To date, we have received over 1,000 and a lot of these small stones have been removed.
    The success of the program provided the incentive for me to create a separate program in which employees submit ideas on potential improvements that could help them work smarter vice harder.  It’s another way to give the employees a voice in the process.
    I have also created a couple of employee teams that are tackling various problems and so far they have been very successful.  An interesting thing to note…I had one employee who was handpicked to be on one of these employee teams.  After the first meeting, he quit.  His rationale wasn’t rational.  He did state he would continue filling out the quality control slips when he saw problems.  Maybe he feels comfortable doing that vice participating in a team.
    Bottomline:  I truly enjoy the lively discussion…even Stan’s comments.  I am a firm believer in providing as many forums as possible in extracting the voice of the employee.  They are the technical experts.  Due to their background, education, and previous experiences, they vary greatly on how they want to communicate to management.  Some choose not to communicate at all…they want to go to work, do their job, get paid, and go home.  As a Process Improvement Person (whatever nomenclature you want to give it), it is my responsibility to engrain process improvement at my work.  It is my responsibility to teach managemenet how to react to, respond to, and act on the voice of the employee.  I just might work myself out of a job but that’s okay…I’ll find another.
    So…any additional ideas on what my form should look like?  What should I call my Suggestion Box?  No, Stan, I won’t call it “dumb.”

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    #177431

    Furneaux
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    Thanks — can you share any insights around why you recommend this approach?  What are the advantages of centralized (and what are the disadvantages of decentralized)?

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    #65174

    Furneaux
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    4 sigma – 1.33
    5 sigma – 1.66
    6 sigma – 2
     
    hope that helps…

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    #165272

    Furneaux
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    Performance isn’t important to six sigma companies and consultancies – that’s why they don’t perform.

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    #151842

    Furneaux
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    You obviously have no idea what rational subgrouping is.Forget crappy SS texts.  Read Wheeler, “Advanced Topics in SPC” for the facts.

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    #151815

    Furneaux
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    “halv-robust” ?? !! 
    What school of six sigma idiocy did you go to ?

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    #150188

    Furneaux
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    Ask to see the receipt from where he bought it  … OR …
    Ask what brand of breakfast cereal he found it in.

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    #148189

    Furneaux
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    Yes Phil, wake up !!! Open up your mind to all the things that six sigma can bring you … you too can have floating and drifting processes … you too can donate millions to the SS Academy … you too can go down the tubes like Ford, GM and all the others even Dilbert knows about !!!  Wake up !!!!!!  You haven’t lived till you’re in the disaster zone !!!!!!!

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    #135501

    Furneaux
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    Most projects take between 3-6 months, but 2.5 months is good for a first project, it means it was well-scoped.

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    #133634

    Furneaux
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    The best course is George Group–they invented Lean Six Sigma.  ASQ is decent.  The rest stink.

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    #131533

    Furneaux
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    Hi Niraj & all,
    need your kind help in sharing your experience. [email protected]
     
    Warmest Regards,
    Will

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    #130935

    Furneaux
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    simplify the ratio 2m:1.5m =?

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    #117220

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    #104074

    Furneaux
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    A good website is http://www.businessballs.com.  It offers teambuilding exercises as well as mental exercises designed to assist with brainstorming.

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    #83391

    Furneaux
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    Julie,
    Coming from a culture that values performance of employees, I think what you have suggested is excellent. I am going to incorporate a couple of ideas into our performance appraisals today, and I really appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts.
    Will

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    #71826

    Furneaux
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    Do you mean IQPC?

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