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    AB
    Participant

    How many six sigma professionals does it take to change a light bulb?

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    #130793

    Stevo
    Member

    In this forum?  – 10
     

    1 to change the bulb.
    5 to bitch about his work.
    3 to hijack the conversation and relive old times in some Texas bar.
    And Stan complaining that the light was never burned out in the first place, the idiot never tried the light switch.
    Stevo

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    #130795

    Mikel
    Member

    Amen

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    #130797

    jimmie65
    Participant

    11
    You forgot
    – Joe BB to mindlessly attack whatever Stan posts

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    #130798

    Andejrad Ich
    Participant

    The ONLY way the lightbulb might get changed within 50 feet of a six sigma “professional” is if the janitor happens to wander in with a ladder and does it.  The 6s guy will be too busy leading a discussion on who the customers are and how the process map should look to even notice. 
    Andejrad

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    #130800

    jimmie65
    Participant

    But the Six Sigma guy still gets to claim the savings! Unless the Lean guy comes along first…

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    #130801

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Lest we forget, Darth posting his favorite pic of Lightbulb Man, the masked hero, who, although dressed somewhat flamboyantly, is always there to help.

    And Vinny’s contribution from GMP Inc., a revolutionary light bulb changing system.

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    #130804

    Jered Horn
    Participant

    Tomorrow’s Question of the Day…
    What are the savings involved in changing a light bulb?
    Here we’ve gotten to the root of what a Six Sigma “professional” does.

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    #130806

    Vinny’s unhappily conjoined tw
    Member

    Typically incomplete from a holistic process perspective – look to the left side of the advanced life saving light bulb changing medical device and you see the little pronged plug-looking doodad which sparks and throws labs into darkness when inadvertently stuck into the wall by medical professionals and you see the real opportunity for Lightbulb Man to light up a room, it’s where the contraction “flamboyant” came from, “flame boy.”                         
     
    Vinny’s unhappily conjoined twin

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    #130815

    jimmie65
    Participant

    So what you’re saying is we have some unclaimed soft savings from safety issues. Might be able to stretch this baby far enough to claim a re-certification ($90K minimum).
    And a 2-3 month timeline looks adequate.

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    #130817

    Joe BB
    Participant

    It would take only 1 person to change the light bulb and if it’s me, I would do it in 10 seconds. It have tried it before.
    Light bulbs are very easy to replace indeed. All you need to do is remove the bad on and squeeze in the good one. But if you make a mistake and rmove the bad one and put it back in and switch the light on, it will not light up, in that case, you will have to remove it again and set it aside (you might wanna take it to another room, just in case) so that you end up with only one bulb in your hand, you will have 0 chance of confusing the two bulbs.
    Another way to go about it would be to mark the bad bulb with a black dry-erase marker (do not use a yellow or a white marker) so that you will not make a mistake. But if by any chance you drop the bulb on your pillow and it wips out the marks you might mak a mistake, so do not use a Dry-Erase marker, use a permanent one.
    If you follow these instructions, you will grow old and you will do good.
     
    Joe BB  a.k.a  Joe w.BB.

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    #130824

    Vinny’s conjoined twin
    Member

    Now you’re on track.  But it’s way more than just realizing unclaimed soft savings on safety, it’s the whole training, overhead and salary enchilada (or chimichanga as some of our posters seem to favor) in moving from highly paid well educated medical professionals to using Lightbulb Boy who works and dresses cheaply and is willing to be on call 24/7 as long as he gets to wear Darth’s spare purple tights and cape.   All-in-all a win-win for the bulb challenged lab and for Lightbulb Boy.  The big picture might be a tad tawdry in this case but you have to look at it – much like trying unsuccessfully to avert your eyes from a train wreck.    
     
    And two months looks like you’re milking this one.  Finish it in a week, book the savings (at least $350,000. fully burdened) and move to the next project.    And the week is one hour to train Lightbulb Boy and get his cell phone number and 4 days 7 hours to storyboard and present your project.   Assuming that you, like most Six Sigma practitioners, only work 8 hours a day 5 days per week and can borrow a cell phone.
     
    Vinny’s conjoined twin

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    #130826

    Andejrad Ich
    Participant

    Wow, that’s so close;  I mean, all the elements of the solution are there, but you didn’t quite put them together. 
    You remove the old bulb and immediately, purposely break it (before ever bringing the new bulb onto the scene);  see, that would be real “error-proofing.” 
    The convoluted “marker”/”dry-erase” versus “permanent” mess earns you a solid ‘C’ for originality and effectiveness. 
    Andejrad

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    #130827

    joeBB
    Participant

    Have you ever heard of “recycling”?

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    #130830

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Joe, I would have thought that you might have found LightBulb Boy’s outfit attractive and fetching.  I am sure Vinny could pick one up and you can wear it when you join Carnell and Stan down in SOBE.

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    #130834

    Mikel
    Member

    Darth,
    Be nice to Joe, he is on his good behavior. He has been censored more than anyone on the forum in the last six months.
    Besides that he is repenting for his lewd remarks last week.

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    #130844

    John Smith
    Participant

    10:Only  one  will  do  the  job,the  other nine will  act  as  advisors and  consultants?

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