Oops! Didn’t see that coming! Part 3

We are pleased to welcome back to my blog consultant and trainer David Roy from Six Sigma Professionals, Inc.     Oops! Didn’t see that coming! Part 3     As a continuation from the June blog, we are now covering the “Conceptualize” phase of the ICOV framework of a rigorous new design process as …

@RISK Six Sigma calculator models the performance of a process with uncertain elements

Developed using the Six Sigma features of @RISK, software for risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation Palisade’s Six Sigma Calculator allows you to create a function that models the performance of a process with uncertain elements. It allows you to include uncertainty around design factors through the use of probability distributions. It was built by …

Oops! Didn’t see that coming! Part 2

Guest blogger David Roy Six Sigma Professionals, Inc., and taught Jack Welch and his entire staff their Six Sigma Green Belt training. Dave also has a quick survey for your input on structuring DFSS training. brings us the second installment of his four-part blog. Dave comes to us from SSPI,   –Steve Hunt   Oops! …

(Data) Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

I’m pleased to welcome Palisade Six Sigma Partner Edward Biernat of Consulting with Impact as featured guest blogger. As well as running a successful consultancy, Ed is a noted Six Sigma educator and author.   –Steve Hunt     (Data) Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness   I recently had dinner with Eric Alden, a Master …

Another take on the BP Oil Spill

We are pleased to introduce you to consultant and trainer Sandi Claudell, today’s featured guest blogger. Sandi is CEO of MindSpring Coaching, and has been a valued Palisade Six Sigma Partner for quite some time. She is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Motorola), and is a Lean Master (Toyota Motors – Japan) among other …

Oops! Didn’t see that coming!

We are pleased to introduce you to consultant and trainer David Roy, our first guest blogger in my blog. Dave comes to us from SSPI, Six Sigma Professionals, Inc., and taught Jack Welch and his entire staff their Six Sigma Green Belt training. David’s blog will be the first in a series, and this initial …

Profitability Projections in a Manufacturing Environment of High Uncertainty

The other night, I had the opportunity to watch a free webcast titled “Use of @RISK for Probabilistic Decision Analysis of a Manufacturing Forecast in an Environment of High Uncertainty”. This presentation was extremely timely, since many companies are struggling to survive in these challenging economic times. Dr. Jose Briones did an excellent job discussing …

The State of Six Sigma and Process Improvement

Two weeks ago, I attended IQPC’s (International Quality & Productivity Center) Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Summit in Orlando, Florida. During the past 4 years, I have watched the conference, the attendees, and their projects evolve. The IQPC did an excellent job keeping the quality of the conference at an A+ level despite wrangling …

Free Webcast This Thursday: “Lean Six Sigma: History, Trends and Predictions”

On Thursday, January 7, 2010, Ed Biernat will present a free live webcast entitled. "Lean Six Sigma: History, Trends, and Predictions." Lean and Six Sigma have been buzzwords for more than a decade. Some companies have thoroughly embraced the concepts and toolsets, others have dabbled, and the rest sit on the sidelines wondering, to borrow a …