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    Prof. Tom
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    Hi All,
    I have been building a new educational program on RFID that uses the data collected in the system  as a feeder to Lean and Six Sigma projects.  I have two examples so far and was wondering if anyone has seen other articles on the subject.
    Thanks in advance

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    #103303

    RFID?
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    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems?

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    #103304

    Prof. Tom
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    Thats correct!  Sorry I should have spelled it out.

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    #103438

    Bobcat
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    Prof Tom,
    Very interested in RFID to track finished goods from order entry to shipment – can you refer me to any articles or other information?

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    #103521

    Prof. Tom
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    Bobcat,
    There is a ton of stuff at “informationweek” and rfidjournal.  I wrote an article for isixsigma on interfacing RFID, Lean, and Six Sigma but it has not been published yet.

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    #103534

    Jane Raevska
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    Dear Prof. Tom,
     
    Your question was intriguing.
    From what I found published on Internet by key companies it looks that the RFID technology will soon impact the lean enterprise. Check it out please:
    http://www.businessweek.com/adsections/2004/pdf/0416_supplychain.pdf
    http://www.rfida.com/applications.htm
    http://www.rfidjournal.com
    http://www.esupplychainexchange.com/leaninv.pdf
     
    No surprise, lean manufacturing relies on a Lean logistics system and a demand-driven supply network (DDSN) or on a so called “pull system” to ensure that inventories are squeezed out of the inbound supply chain.
    In regards of how design of Lean and Six Sigma can benefit from the RFID data, in my understanding at least 3 process design parameters or improvement steps can use these data:
    §          Defining the  “takt time” which is the key design parameter of the pull systems and Lean will be based on statistical processing of data about the status and location of each product ( RFID)  at any moment or at key moments and it can be obtained remotely.
    §          Various timing studies data could also be collected for process cycle improvement and optimization.
    §          Data about defectives semi-finished or finished products ( RFDI’s) would be applied to not only define the yield but also to identify the manufacturing step causing defects for Sigma level improvement to be achieved.
     
     
    Jane Raevska
     

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    #103537

    Prof. Tom
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    Jane,
    You are right on the money!  I had not seen the esupply article before and I will dig into it and the links with it.  Thanks a bunch.  I am really excited about using RFID data in Lean or Six Sigma projects.  I see it having a large impact on time studies and Lean logistics.  If you see anything else let me know!

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    #117319

    Viti
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    Dear Prof. Tom,
     
    I was delighted to help you with the information that I was interested.
     
    As a former colleague of yours from academics and engineering R&D in Europe I am used to permanently research information about the advancements in my field such as new processes, materials, solutions and best manufacturing practices.
     
    I am curious to learn more about your new topics or course. I was wandering whether you can provide me with more information. Enclosed is my e-mail address.
     
    Thank you very much.
     
    Jane Raevska, ASQ SSBB,  ASQ CQE
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Massachusetts, USA

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    #117642

    Prof. Tom
    Participant

    Please tell me you speak Russian and would like to teach for me!  I need someone who speaks Chinese as well, let me know if you know anyone.

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    #127698

    X Man
    Member

    I am Chinese. What can I help you?
     
    X-Man
    PMP, SSGB, SEI-CMMI ATM

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