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    Dr. Scott
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    Steven,
    I assume you are no longer where you and I worked together. You can probably guess who I am, but if not send me an email to dodoc@hotmail.com .
    Oh, and I 100% agree with your recommendation to ATIGGGuy.
    Thanks,
    Dr. Scott

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    #161723

    fake accrington alert
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    Many Thanks for  your  great  response.
    I will use  your stuff (with  your  permission if  you  agree)with  already  another  prepared  stuff for  training purposes in  different  SS workshops (mainly  for  WBs,YBs & GBs,etc.).I  prefer it  as PP slides.
    Actually  I  have my  own  prepared  stuff and  another purchased material,but  always  I’m  seeking  to  develop and  to  introduce new topics..
    best  regards

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    #161724

    ATIGGGuy
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    Thank you for your concern.I have seen both groups materials from others going back before ATI
    and GG existed. Maybe ATI and GG should heed your advice.The soft copies are here for the taking. It seems to be a time honored
    Lean Six Sigma practice.

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    #161730

    fake accrington alert
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    ATIGGuy
    Thanks  in  advance
    What  is  your  email?
    Best 

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    #161733

    JimM
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    Everybody has a different personal experieince with one brand or another has ‘best quality’; i.e. Ford vs. Toyota, GM vs. Honda, etc.
    That’s not the point, nor focus of this discussion. The point is there are very basic and fundamental differences in how the leading (sales / quality) automakers (Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai) conduct business vs. the domestics (GM, Ford, Chrysler). Some of those differences can be shown through many various metrics; warranty recalls, warranty dollars per unit, sales volume, market share, employee respect, approach to long-term quality / dependability improvements, and so on. Granted, some are more easily measured than others – so how about this one – number of recalls initiated.
    According to this source http://www.mycarstats.com – the number of recalls for the period of 1990-2008 is far greater for any of the domestic automakers, than for those of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, or Hyundai.

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    #161736

    EdG
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    No doubt.  —I was ranting a little…
    With respect to recalls, the reason why is also be a factor.  Is the recall due to the failure of an automatic switch or valve that makes the A/C fail to work if the item fails, or is it due to a failure of a heating element that can cause the vehicle to catch fire.  Big difference between the two yet they both may be valid recalls…
    As for the original question, I have been watching this post for a while and I think that everyone is getting too rapped up in the tools of the trade.  Looking at the Toyota’s, Honda’s, etc; they also have an entirely different culture that they were originally dealing with that allowed their versions to thrive.  Although Toyota has had success in transplanting TPS to the western culture it has come with some challenges of its own and they have had to rethink their original precepts.  None the less, they are having continued success…

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    #161738

    Ovidiu Contras
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    Steven,
    What about: being Lean, means to give customers

    What they want
    When they want it
    Safely
    With quality
    Profitably – in the least waste way
    Cheers,
    Ovi
     
     

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    #161748

    ATIGGGuy
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    #161753

    fake accrington alert
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    Are  you  the  same  famous  Michael L.George, author  of  the  Lean-SS Books? 
    Best Regards

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    #161755

    EdG
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    That would be a sly way of finding out who is using your materials without your consent…

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