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    AlexP
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    Hi,
    I ‘ve started my phD on SS and i’m currently looking on integration of lean -SS. I would really appreciate if you could please list a number of companies using lean six sigma in order to post some questionnaires( european companies preferably). Any further information(journals, articles, case studies) on lean six sigma would be as well helpful.
    Kind Regards,
    Alex  

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    #110888

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    alexp,
    The best person at both SS and Lean, I have ever worked with is Barbara Wheat (featured in a “Ask the Expert” column a couple weeks ago). She has the SS program for Tenneco. They have facilities in the UK, France, Spain and Poland. Probably more I am unaware of.
    Good luck.

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    #110891

    AlexP
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply Mike

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    #110904

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    Go to MIT’s LAI website. Their lean initiatives are solid and also dare to share their knowledge with others unlike other universities or consultants.

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    #110912

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    alexp,
    You are welcome.
    Good luck.

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    #110913

    AlexP
    Participant

    Thank you Dog Sxxt for your reply.
     

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    #110932

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    I just read two MIT master theses today. One is United Technologies’ Achieving Competitive Excellence ACE vs Six Sigma comparison. ACE model is fitting my desired model, a combination of lean and TQM.I salute to MIT for their kindness to make their lean research papers and theses available to public for free. MIT is only one in the world do that!

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    #110971

    AlexP
    Participant

    I visited MIT’s LAI site. Possibly one of the very few universities that provide so many papers available to read with free access. Thanks again Dog Sxxt.   

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    #110978

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    No, MIT is only one do that in the world! They are going to put up all course materials for public. Some MIT lean materials are still too academic for practitioners.Have to say they are truly a world class university after reading their teaching materials.

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    #114364

    Vallejo
    Participant

    Hi Dog,
    Could you please tell me how could I get a copy of the ACE model thesis from MIT? I’m doing research on the ACE program but haven’t found much.
    Thanks,
    Carlos

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    #114365

    Adriana Osuna
    Participant

    Hello!!
    Can someone of you tell me what Gimba means? I got the word from a 5’s training sesion

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    #114367

    sqe
    Member

    If memory serves me right, it was spelled GEMBA and it means “at the place”.  So a Gemba Kaizen would be focusing an improvement effort in a specific location (production floor, accounting office, inspection area.)
    It’s been awhile so I could be wrong.

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    #114368

    Anonymous
    Guest

    I think you might mean gemba.
    Going to gemba is all about observation, listening, and smelling. When facilities spend a lot of their time reworking or modifying sub-assemblies to fit, there can be a lot of working too and fro, hammering, and the smell of sweat :-)
    Good luck,
    Andy

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    #114369

    MudaSensei
    Participant

    I beleive you mean “Gemba” and not as you mentioned
    It’s a japanese word meaning…..Äctual Place…….a place where for example one would do an activity such as Kaizen…..working to create value and eliminate Muda(waste)
    eg: In the manufacturing field the Gemba would be the factory.
    As Andy U mentioned it is a place where one gets to…….Sweat !

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    #114414

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    Go to lean.mit.edu and search with keyword.  Let me know if you still cannot locate it from MIT website? I can send you a copy from my archives.

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    #133943

    John A. Taylor
    Participant

    Gimba means to actually observe or “walk” the process. 
    There is no substitute for actually observing the functions being analyzed while observations are noting all steps.   You’ll be surprised at the differences if you complete the “discussed” process mapping steps first and compare them.

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