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    Anonymous for obvious reasons
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    Bad Boss: A plant manager who has been through all 4 weeks of BB training, yet adds fake production into the inventory system at the end of each week in order to make his numbers look OK.
    Wouldn’t that make it tough to do a project focused on ‘Increased Production’ or ‘Decreased Waste’?

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    #122414

    No Knowledge Without Theory
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    I worked for a Director of Quality at HSBC in Brandon, Florida.  She had the training also.  No Knowledge!  She had no idea of how to manage with it.  It was just a check in the box task that she went through.  She managed outcomes.  Everything was a DMAIC project.  No knowledge of variation, systems, or people skills.  Nothing was team based.  The whole place was management by wack-a-mo.  (MBO)  Everything was competation.  Win ~ Lose!  Total Silo!  Sub-Optimization everywhere!  No body knew what to do.  So, they did what you say your plant manager does.  “”Make it UP!  That is a company on its way out of business.  You better get your resume out.
     

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    #122415

    clb1
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      Not at all.  In fact, such behavior means you will have one of the shortest and most spectacular SS projects ever.  Your entire DMAIC process is reduced to the proper employment of the well known Tri F statistic. The Finagle Fudge Factor (Tri-F) requires you to take whatever production/waste numbers you get, multiply them by zero, add the result to the desired production improvement figures, and write a glowing report!  If your boss has difficulty with the math there are any number of computer packages on the market which can be used to insure he/she gets it right the first time!
    :-)

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    #122416

    Love the Tri F
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    Love the Tri-F rational, we called it “Management By Miracles!”  We made the #’s…….It’s a Miracle!

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    #122417

    Andejrad Ich
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    My assigned project:  “We spend too much on repairs and maintenance.”  Now, you have to really use your imagination to make that even fit as a Six Sigma project, but I did it.  And I decided I could at least pareto how the $1MM + dollars had been spent across the 130 cost units used to track such spending (yes….one hundred and thirty places to spend money on repairs and maintenance).  I presented that 70% of the R&M dollars were spent by two cost centers – both controlled by one Director.  So I announced that I would focus my attention on those.  The plant manager (SS-trained) told me, “Uh, no” because that Director had already come to him and explained that his spending was under control and he didn’t want anyone telling him he had to reduce his budget.  I asked, “So you want me to look at these 128 little cost centers where 30% of the dollars are spent?” and he answered “Yes.”
    I never worked on it again. 
     

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    #122419

    Stevo
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    Uh-oh!!
    They are on to me,
    Stevo

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    #122420

    Adam L Bowden
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    Try looking up “Fast Company” magazine on the web – this month there is an interesting article on – “Is your boss a Psychopath” ?
    Check it out.
    Regards,
    Adam
     

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    #122425

    Mikel
    Member

    What do you expect in a redneck hole like Brandon?
    Are there any real businesses there? Seems to be just a bunch of tacky signs and tacky bsinesses along highway 60. You guys ever thought of any kind of architectural guidlelines?

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    #122427

    Adam Bowden
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    Here is the link…
    http://www.fastcompany.com/subscr/96/open_boss.html 
    Regards,
    Adam

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    #122515

    billybob
    Participant

    Hello folks,
     
    Here is our boss. He brow beat us that 6S was something we were going to do.  Just about every professional employee was given Green belt training.  “Not enough time” was not an acceptable excues to get one out of the training.  Then his management level was given training and all of a sudden he didn’t have time to finish the training and he bowed out of the training.
    Got to love management.
    Later,
    Billybob

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    #122520

    Stevo
    Member

    Billybob,
    Us bosses are just like you little people, just more important and smarter – that’s all.
    Stevo
     

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    #140293

    BTDT
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    Adam:I met Hare in Vancouver. He is a fascinating guy with a lot of really interesting HR profiling techniques. They make a lot of sense once you hear them. The methods show some similarity to that vector PI thing for leadership that Carnell talks about.Cheers, BTDT

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