Tech Tip: Why is my CPK not the same as “The Other” software?

If you are in the manufacturing world, measuring process capability ( Cpk ) is extremely important.  That’s because you’re always striving to improve your numbers.  Now, we hear about Six Sigma, Green Belts, Black Belts, lean manufacturing…. It all...

It’s time to evolve Lean Manufacturing…

Lean manufacturing is evolving towards increased incorporation of information technology into the effort. How are you evolving your systems to support this move? This evolution of lean manufacturing surfaced for me again recently when I came across this LinkedIn blog...

Data driven – NOT …

I came up with the Data Cost / Value Matrix to help me explain what organizations can do to become more Data Driven. On the horizontal axis we have cost of data, going from High to Low. On the vertical axis we have the value of data, going from Low to High. The Data...

More on the data shuffle…

If you haven’t been following it, the discussion about the data shuffle has been continuing over at LinkedIn. Laura Wright posted a comment yesterday: Is there SOME value to the ‘data shuffle’? E.g., deep knowledge that can help the green or black...

LinkedIn discussion on the Six Sigma Data Shuffle…

Over at the LinkedIn Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma & Lean Group, I posted a discussion question that generated some great responses. Here was my original question: Lean Six Sigma practitioner’s ad hoc data survey Recently I was talking with a black belt...