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    Fontanilla
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    I work in an organization that has adopted “Management by Fact” (MBF) as part of its quality improvement methodology.  The MBF structure is used to identify problems, potential root causes, as well as organize countermeasures to evaluate / address these root causes.  The individual projects may be Black Belt or Green Belt projects, or may be of the “just-do-it” variety.
    Does anyone have experience (strengths / drawbacks) w/ MBF?  I’m particularly keen on reference materials on the subject…
    Thanks,
    Dan

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    #74964

    Jack Welch
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    I work in an environment where it’s MBP (management by preception).  The only wrong things you can do are those things that are precieved to be wrong…no matter how much sence they made.
    I have been reviewed by my boss’s boss..2 level higher. I haven’t been in his office 10 minutes in the last year.  When I mentioned that it was sort of Mangement By Preception to the HR department they even backed it up by saying all he had to do was talk to my boss and peers and he was able to have a good understanding of my work.
    Yikes!

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    #74965

    keyes
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    We used “Manage By Fact” format for presentations to management during our SS training.  This was basically ONE Powerpoint slide stating:

    Objectives and baseline data
    Activities/Dates (both planned and completed)
    Results (savings to date and annualized)
    A slide from each Black Belt project was presented to management on a weekly basis.
    I thought it did well in communicating pertinent facts without getting in to the “nitty gritty”.  Presentations were limited to ten minutes each.  Management seemed to like this format.  As detective Friday would say: “Just the FACTS Mam.”
     

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    #74971

    Mike Carnell
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    Dan,
    There was a guy at Allied Automotive Braking Systems named Ken Valach (I probably have it spelled incorrectly) who introduced it in the 95-96 timeframe to go along with the SS program. He was pretty adept at stting up the MBF system. I think he is in one of the Arizona facilities – maybe some of the Honeywell people know him?
    The 2 dovetailed nicely.
    Good luck.

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    #74973

    Eddie
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    Mike C.
    I came across your article in Industry Week, May 2002.  Nice simple article on the meeting of Lean and SS.
     
    Eddie

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    #74974

    Hector Rodriguez
    Participant

    Dan:
    The Original MBF (Story board) is been used to identify root cause and countermeasure this include:
    -Performance/Objective
    -Root cause analysis
    -Activities and countermeasures
    -Outlook
    This story board is used to showed in a short time the picture of a Product or process, may be the SS project will be part of the countermeasures, I suggested you to don’t try to fit SS project (DMAIC) to MBF body, ’cause MBF is a high light document…
    regrads
    Hector

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    #74975

    Joy Cowling
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    The correct spelling of Ken’s name is Vlach.  Last I heard (although it has been a while), he was still at Allied.  I remember when he was pushing MBF at Automotive Sector HQ  (Ken took Lambert’s position after he went to GenCorp).  If I remember correctly, it was still in the early stages when Southfield closed and all the leadership went elsewhere either within Allied or outside. 
    Joy

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    #74983

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Thank you.

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    #74985

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Joy,
    Thanks for the help. I have a srious Process capability issue with spelling.
    I talked to Ken about 6 months ago and I thought it was in a Honeywell facility in Tucson or Phoenix. I couldn’t find whatever postit note I wrote it on.
    Thanks.

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    #75022

    Sanjeev Gupta
    Member

    Hi Dan
    I am Sanjeev Gupta and have been continuously using MBF Storyboard  as a part of our Operations Review to Sr. Management during my stay with Xerox for the last 7 years.
    Basically , MBF is a single or max 2 sheet presentation giving details of  Problems  , Root cause , Solutions and outlook. The current trend is also given.
    I have quite a good amount of literature on the same. Please let me kow what exactly you need. My email is
    [email protected]
    Bye

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    #179263

    Suzanne Brown
    Member

    I am a Xerox alumna as well and can vouch for MBF. It provides a great 1-page summary. It does not replace the indepth work of the full DMAIC process but provides a good framework from which to identify which questions you want to ask during DMAIC.

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    #179264

    Darth
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    Congratulations Suzanne, you have won the grand prize for responding to the oldest post!!! I am sure that the poster has been anxiously waiting for 7 years for you to respond. Keep up the great contributions.

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    #179562

    Suzanne Brown
    Member

    so, what’s my prize? ;-)

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