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    Mike Carnell
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    Does anyone understand how this thing works. Sometimes you answer a question and it jumps to the top of the list. Sometimes it goes on the home page. Sometimes it stays right where it is.
    Is this thing random or is there logic to this?

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    #70899

    Terry
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    I think all new messsages go on the homepage, until they are replaced by the latest newer postings. I’m not sure why sometimes a message may be inserted towards the bottom of the thread (at the bottom of a viewed individual message), but it almost always goes in the correct place on my postings.
    Overall, I think it works well. What do you mean by ‘sometimes it stays right where it is’?

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    #70900

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    There are questions that are at the bottom. You answer them and they are still at the bottom.
    This Christmas slow down gives you to much spare time.

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    #70901

    Terry
    Member

    I hear you! It is a bit slow at my business also…and I find myself visiting this site pretty often!

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    #70903

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Visiting it is one thing. When you begin to wonder how it works is a whole different level.

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    #70904

    Terry
    Member

    :).
    Hey Mike, did I see that you co-authored a book on Six Sigma? (https://www.isixsigma.com/books/search.asp?type=sixsigma)
    What do you mean by “leaning into Six Sigma”?
    T

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    #70907

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    The book is about integrating Lean and Six Sigma. I coauthored with a lady named Barbara Wheat who is a MBB from the Allied deployment. She has an extensive background in Lean. She worked with us at Six Sigma International. We spent a lot of time working the Navistar deployment in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She now heads up a SS program at Ingersol Rand.
    The other author is Chuck Mills. Chuck has a big background in Lean and was also a contractor to Six Sigma Qualtec. Barbara and Chuck worked the Ingersol Dresser Pump Lean/Six Sigma deployment. Good old Texas boy. Rode bulls and raises running horses (race horses).
    I’m not sure how this western thing connects to Six Sigma but it always seems to get tangled up. You can see our horses at http://www.bdotson.com/horses. Miniatures – all under 32 inches.
    We wrote it because there is a lot of leverage in integrating the two initiatives. We were really tired of watching C level management struggling trying to decide which they were going to do. There are a lot of people running around claiming that they have invented this new form of improvement. The integration is natural and you do not have to sacrifice any part of either one. The other side is when we deployed SS at Motorola it was only one of several initiatives we deployed all at the same time. Cycle time reduction was one of them. Allied did Lean and SS at the same time and GE did Demand flow Technology and workout befor they did SS. Jim Lambert was a very forward thinking VP at Allied Automotive and has deployed the mix at Allied and the GenCorp.
    We kept the book short with a few main ideas so an exec could read it easily on a LA to NY flight. We just wanted them to realize that these zealots that try make it an either or proposition are hurting their efforts. The synergy offers a lot more.
    Thanks for asking.

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    #70954

    Annonymous
    Participant

    Mike – The way I know that I have too little time on my hands and have become “stale” or stopped thinking is when I DON’T wonder about how “it” works.  But then again, I chose my spouse because we have similar-enough design philosophies that a solution derived by either of us will probably satisfy the other (assuming all major criteria were explicit…).
    That said,  this message board violates what Prof. Tom Schriber called “The Law of Least Astonishment” pretty often.  The things it does are enough inconsistent that I am suprised by the results, almost every time I post something. I have been told by some of the monitors / managers of the board that this happens because they are changing things in the underlying system.  (With a view to improving performance by one or another metric, I supose.)

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