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    Eugene Lanning
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    I work at a firm that is operating at about a 3 sigma level.  We are constantly “fighting fires” and little time is left for real improvements.  I read somewhere that is typical of plants in the 3 sigma range.  My thought is that the tools used for improvement in this situation ought to be the basic tools of 6-sigma, not the more elegant tools.  In other words perhaps we should, for the most part, limit ourselves to using pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, being content to solve 50% of the problem for now, etc.  Right now that is my feeling.  Can this more experienced group atest to he correctness of my current perception?
    Also, is there a good reference/book on companies that are in the “fire fighting” stage and how to progress out of it?
    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Milton J
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    Eugene – pls contact BOA MBB – this sounds like a job for an MBF!!!!!!!

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    #140841

    BOAMBB
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    Milton,
    You’re the one that knows everything, I thought we could all learn from your esteemed knowledge.

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    #140849

    Waskita
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    Hi Milton and Boambb,
    I  noticed that you 2 have some personal issue with each other which you then post in public. At the end of the day, you both are not assisting nor giving answers to the persons seeking for help.
    Would suggest to have private mail to each other to settle the problem in future.
    Eugene …
    As to your qs, i think you’re on the right track.
    For a process which are still fire fighting, there so many low hanging fruits that you can pick. simply by using basic tools like pareto, fishbone, and FMEA, i strongly believe you will gain much.
    Once the sigma level is increased and still you want to make further improvement, then some advanced tools may need to be used. Can’t really suggest what they are depending on the nature of your process/projects. Could be DOE or other tool
     
     
     

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    #140850

    Eugene Lanning
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    Thanks for the feedback.  I had not seen anything written in that regard.

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    #140852

    BOAMBB
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    Ferry,
    In the event you didn’t notice, I offered Milton the opportunity to have an offline conversation from the start. He/She has insisted on posting publicly.  If he/she wants to perpetuate ignorance, lies, and half-truths, I feel a responsibility to respond and offer readers a counterpoint.  I am sorry you disagree, but I will continue to post as I see fit.
    Incidentally, Eugene’s issue appears to be much more systemic than 6-Sigma alone will solve … either through basic tool use or complex tool use.  You can start with the basics, but if you’re facing whack-a-mole management your tools will not do much for him or the organization.  It is more important to first understand the environment in which Eugene operates before attempting to make Improvements through tool use.
    boambb

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