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    Herb
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    Hi all.  As way of introduction I am a Quality Manager for a pathology laboratory that is investigating adoption of Six Sigma.  I am looking for a project to appl SS to that has to be a winner.  Two projects are presenting but I am struggling to apply SS to them.  The first is  a regulatory change that requires us to review and change how we package pathology specimens for transport and make a decison on what commercial pack we move to.
    The second is a regulatory change requiring roll out of a KPI measurement that occurs every 6 months based on historical performance data.  This is currently operating at 1 site using tools that are not available at the other 5 sites.  The current system is time consuming and resource intense and we need to find a way that is efficient and scalable.  What can I measure given the activity is once every six months?
    Any help on the approach to these using DMAIC if applicable is appreciated.
     
     
     

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    #61725

    Mikel
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    The question on the first problem is – does the regulation prescribe
    the solution. If it does, just do it. If not, probably a DFSS approach
    would be better for creating the new process.The second project is appropriate for DMAIC.

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    #61726

    Bob Sutter
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    Herb:
    A good DMAIC Six Sigma project is a problem where you don’t readily know it’s solution. I both of the potential projects you have listed the rist question is: what is the problem? And the follow up question is: do I know the solution? If the solution is known then you don’t need to apply Six Sigma.
    Using a CT Flowdown is a good way of finding Six Sigma projects. This is a structured approach to finding potential projects that are aligned with either organizational or departmental goals.
    Hope this helps.
    Bob

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    #61727

    Herb
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    Many thanks for the responses

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    #61753

    DaveAllah
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    hi
    Send the detail to my email, I gonna check if I can help,actuly  I face the same problem in waste management here where I work, it is solved, may you can apply the same apraoch
    yours
    DaveAllah
     

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