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    Mohammed Al Fandi
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    Hi every body ,I am an industrial engineer and I am working for my MA thesis which must be applicable and has a research point .
    I decided to make my thesis about lean six sigma , but there must be in the thesis a research point that no one before worked on it …..so any Ideas .
    best regards
    Mohammed

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    #192126

    Stevo
    Member

    I would compare and contrast all of the other thesis papers on Six Sigma.

    You could study the success rate of SS black belts at night clubs. “Hi, I’m a Master Black Belt, want to see my Box Cox?”

    Or just write about what A-holes most Six Sigma guys are.

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    #192127

    MBBinWI
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    @stevo – I represent that remark.

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    #192128

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @MYSTERIOUS – How about researching all the requests for help made to this forum by uninformed and clueless researchers.

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    #192137

    Mike Carnell
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    How about this. When the major deployments began at Allied and GE the objective was to improve the company and the ancillary effect was some people got certified. in the current market everybody is certified and nobody cares if there is any improvement of any kind. Trace the evolution since 1995 and compare it to Watts Wackers model that shows as something moves towards Social Convention it loses original content.

    Either that or design some type of model that predicts the likelyhood of failure as a BB by factors such as – drinks herbal tea, proclivity to pontificate (a lot of aliteration), popped collars, multiple popped collars, sucks on bottom lip when people are mean to them, etc.

    Just my opinion.

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    #192140

    MBBinWI
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    @mike-carnell – I rather like herbal tea, hmmmm…

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    #192151

    Darth
    Participant

    Hey, the guy asked for some serious help so stop the kidding around and making fun of him. Mohammed, there are many areas of LSS which have not been explored. I have put together a list that I will share with you but it must be offline otherwise the wiseguys above will take cheap shots. Be aware that I have put a lot of work into compiling this list so I will require that you wire $1,000USD via Western Union before I send it out. You can trust me.

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    #192160

    Mohammed Al Fandi
    Guest

    @Mike-Carnell
    thank you for these suggestions .
    I will think about them .
    best regards
    Mohammed.

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    #192166

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @Mysterious – You are welcome

    @MBBinWI – It figures. If you start sitting cross legged on desks pontification then we will understand the link to herbal tea.

    @Darth – If you have a list I am sure you didn’t put it together.

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    #192508

    Online Lean Six Sigma Training
    Participant

    Mohammed,

    The best way to approach a thesis is to choose three different areas, and then funnel down to find an unresearched topic. For example, I wanted to research Lean Six Sigma, leadership, and business performance with a Fortune 500 company, so I was easily able to find an area that had not been researched for my dissertation with Cummins.

    If you need more help, please let me know.

    Dr. Johnson

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    #192510

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – If I could sit cross legged on a desk, I damned sure wouldn’t be pontificating.

    @MYSTERIOUS – I’d suggest you be careful about whom you take advice from on this board. You might want to research the credentials of those who provide the advice. You can readily find info on Mike Carnell, since he so graciously provides his real name. You’ll need to research on this forum for those like myself and Darth, as we prefer not to be easy to find. And as for the others who provide you advice, I’m sure a little google search on their nom de-plume will turn up some interesting info. Then you can make your own decision on whether that advice is useful or not.

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    #192512

    Stan Mikel
    Member

    @freembb Janice, the rumour that has been floated on this forum is your credential may be questionable. Would you share your thesis with us so that we can put the rumour to rest?

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    #192513

    Roger Printz
    Member

    It would be interesting to see how many firms world wide implemented SS only to abandon it as actual costs were driven up and profits driven down. Not sure there are any real numbers on that as US firms anyway tend to hid such blunders.

    You could also apply SS to your current problem and present in your work how you resolved the problem. The 5 why and all that.

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    #192514

    Stan Mikel
    Member

    @Traveler Roger, I agree with you. As a further elaboration, I would like to know the profile of the comapny they engaged to help – implementation or training, low cost solution or value based solution, etc.

    I think the same thesis on implementation of new computer systems or enterprise software packages would also be interesting.

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    #192515

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @Traveler Must be a full moon or something because today has been several of you sniveling and whiny people. What is your problem? In stead of doing the passive aggressive sucking on your bottom lip, why don’t you just step up and let someone know what your issue is? Better yet think about your issue. If nobody on this forum can help you with it just go away.

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    #192516

    Roger Printz
    Member

    Mike, wow, did not mean to offend, was just offering advise on the op. Was not a whine. I’m all for SS, however, if you take a look at how many firms who claim to have implemented SS actually operate their respective PMO, you might be hard pressed to recognize the process.

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    #192517

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @Traveler You didn’t offend me. I don’t even know you. If that was what you meant why didn’t you just say it?

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    #192520

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – here’s one that I’d like to see (but probably better as a Psych thesis): Why does a new leader in an organization that is running an effective CI process feel compelled to f**k it up? I swear I’ve seen more organizations that were running along on all cylinders with LSS and a new leader comes in and instead of continuing to reap the benefits, they feel compelled to just screw it up. Whether it’s from incompetence, ignorance, or arrogance (or most likely interactions across all three).

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    #192521

    Roger Printz
    Member

    @mike-Carnell
    Because I wasn’t responding to you, I was responding to the original post.

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    #192522

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @MBBinWI I understand it to some degree. It is that basic dog psychology thing. They run around and pee on as many trees as possible as fast as they can just to make sure everybody knows they have arrived. I can understand that to some degree. I really dislike getting involved when it isn’t necessarily the new CEO but one of their underlings and are more like a school yard bully. It would seem to make more sense to forget all that and just figure out what works and what doesn’t. If it is a program that has documented their ROI why would you do anything to change it right away?

    There is the other side to this. You get hooked up with an exec and you become part of their success model as they move from company to company. Good work when you can get it as long as you continue to deliver.

    I need you to email me the Shih Tzu attachment. Consuelo has a Shih Tzu I am sure she will appreciate it. Or maybe not. I guess if she were more predictable she wouldn’t be as much fun.

    Just my opinion

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    #192523

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @Traveler It doesn’t matter which one you were responding to why couldn’t you just say what you mean? Take a look at Stan’s response. Just a guess but I am assuming he is taking it very similar to me. Why do you think he responded the way he did?

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    #192524

    Roger Printz
    Member

    @Mike-Carnell you are reading way to much into my statement. I said what I meant I think it would be interesting, if the data was available, to see world wide how many implemented ss and then abandon the process.

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    #192527

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @Traveler It sounds like you think it would be interesting if someone else did the work. As Stan pointed out would you find it equally interesting to look at computer systems or enterprize software. How about percent usage of enterprize software. Companies behaviours don’t exist in a vacumn designed for SS.

    How about companies that claim to be lean that stop at 5S or Lean Exeperts that can only do 5S?

    Just my opinion.

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    #192531

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Traveler – Or better yet, how after 2 months I seem not to be able to follow my diet? Probably a doctoral thesis in that one!

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    #192536

    Roger Printz
    Member

    @Mike-Carnell This will be my last response to you on this subject because it is just getting silly. I responded to the OP with a suggestion for his thesis. ItΒ’s his work to do, not my own, already have my MBA, thank you. For some reason that only you know, you seem to think that some how it is my responsibility to conduct his thesis research. I complied with the OPΒ’s request for a suggestion.
    Now IΒ’m done with this.

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    #192538

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – sheesh, you’d think the guy would get the players straight.

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    #192554

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @MBBinWI It would be a lot easier to follow a diet if I would get back out traveling again. They have all these cooking channels on TV and Consuelo tries to make all that stuff. You mix that with living in a part of Texas with serious German roots and serious German cooking. Nobody in the Hill country is getting skinny but we are well fed.

    I gove up expecting much from this guy. Already has his MBA so I guess that means we need to leave him alone because he has been taught all there is to know.

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    #192560

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – I got one of those too, but I don’t go whipping it out for all to see. We needs to have some dignity around here.

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    #192565

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    @MBBinWI Maybe when we can sit down over a beer (or rum) sometime i can talk to you about my luck with MBA’s and the topic of cash flow.

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    #192570

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @Mike-Carnell – I’m sure that would be a very funny conversation.

    BTW – just to reconfirm from way old iSS forum postings, I’m a single malt Scotch guy (Speyside prefered). While Rum is good for mixing in “girlie” drinks. I was very lucky to be travelling on a relatively frequent basis to New Ulm, MN (talk about German food…) and was able to enjoy varieties of beer going back to the “old world.” Brewery by the name of Schells. They were one of about 20 brewers to successfully ride out prohibition and they’re still going. Won’t find any outside of MN (and even in MN, it’s still hard to find), but you won’t find a better beer – whatever type you like.

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