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How to Assess the Difference in Timing Between the Old and New Process

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    Abztaffyboy
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    afternoon all

    i have a small project I’m interested in completing but I have an issue. I’m trying to work out the difference in time that a new process takes compared to an old process.

    The new process is based on an electronic version of an inspection form. We inspect trucks for a living and have converted from paper copies to electronic however using paper these were left in a tray for anywhere from 1 min to 12-24 hours.

    how can I start to compare the two processes

    any advice?

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    #240741

    Andrew Parr
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    Have you already implemented the new process? If not you’ll be best measuring the old one first!

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    #240742

    Mike Carnell
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    @abztaffyboy It depends on what you want to know. If I want to know if I made a difference in the entire inspection process then it gets timed from the point where the inspection is requested to the point where the inspection is complete. If I want to know the effect of the computer then it is when the form is picked up to the time it is complete.

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    #240743

    Andrew Parr
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    @mike-carnell You are mellowing on this guy’s homework a bit today aren’t you?

     

    I’m guessing here but this looks like a “we’ve changed the process but forgot to see what it actually was before we implemented the change” or it’s pure homework!

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    #240744

    Abztaffyboy
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    Very quick answers

    new process already implemented

    second answer is if the time the inspection paperwork is removed from the tray varies and fluctuates between 1 min and say 12 hours I’m thinking I just need a reasonable time limit to show progress. Yes?

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    #240745

    Abztaffyboy
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    Already implemented. I’ve replied further below

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    #240746

    Abztaffyboy
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    Change happened as the need was greater than the maths. As the form wasn’t completed immediately, the truck that passed inspection sat ready to be used or dispatched. Because it was never dispatched we sent drivers home and the truck still sat there due to the communication varying from 1 min to a possible 12 hour

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    #240748

    Andrew Parr
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    So somewhere there is a measurement of an output that could be a solution e.g. “we sent out another 30 trucks this month compared to last month under the old process”.  Presumably, the piece of paper isn’t the important output the actual output relates to the trucks so you should be able to get a measurement there.

     

    Just my opinion.

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    #240754

    Abztaffyboy
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    That’s where my brain needs to switch too I think.

    Many thanks

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    #240762

    Mike Carnell
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    @andy-parr Part of the aging process? Looks like you have him well in hand.

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    #240763

    Andrew Parr
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    @mike-carnell i think i am mellowing in my old age too. Maybe he got off the hook a bit too easily!

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    #240765

    Abztaffyboy
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    You should have opened up on me. I’m big enough and ugly enough to take it. Hi do I learn if people take it easy on me

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    #240767

    Mike Carnell
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    @abztaffyboy Big is ok. Ugly worries me. That Robin Williams quote “Don’t pick a fight with an ugly person. They have nothing to lose.”

    There have been what Bill Hathaway from Moresteam refers to as “food Fights” on here. @Darth is the one you need to watch on the homework stuff. He is pretty cranky but he is old too.

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    #240824

    Andrew Parr
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    @mike-carnell we’re missing @MBBinWI

    His eagle eye and ruthless approach to Homework keeps us all alert!

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    #240828

    Mike Carnell
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    @andy-parr @MBBinWI I miss his input on here and I miss working with him. He is a great Mechanical Engineer. Lots of integrity – he does what he says he will do.

    His academic background is impressive which is probably the reason he is so tough on homework.

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    #240851

    MBBinWI
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    @andy-parr, @mike-carnell:  Sorry, it’s been a while.  Very busy dealing with my own brood.  Took on an NPD Dir role a couple of years back with a group of younger engineers who have little background/understanding of DfSS.  So, I’ve been busy teaching them and they have been teaching me about commercial ovens and cooking equipment.

    Best to you both, and to my friends at iSS.

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    #240853

    Andrew Parr
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    @MBBinWI Good to hear you are still learning my friend. I assume, like me they’ll be fastening the box before you stop!

     

    We do miss your contributions here.  All the best.

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    #240856

    Mike Carnell
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    @MBBinWI Good to hear from you as always and very happy you are doing well in the new job. Just swing through and say hello every now and then.

    Has your email changed? It bounces for me.

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    #240912

    Andrew Parr
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    @mike-carnell  another board we are both members of tells me you passed another Anniversary yesterday so belatedly “Happy Birthday”.

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    #240916

    Mike Carnell
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    @andy-parr Thank you. I hit 67 yesterday. I am a 08/08 baby so I am like a little lucky charm if I am in China.

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