November 22, 2012

Stop and learn first!

During this week with PIUSS we had many case studies and experiments. You know sometimes one experiment can teach you more than 100 lectures. I tried to apply SIPOC to airplane production and design a helicopter using Taguchi methods. This gave me some knowledge of how to apply Six Sigma approach and Taguchi to a real situation. Doing Six Sigma experiment with the airplane I realized that we were focused on the result all the time and didn’t pay as much attention to the learning about the process as we should. I think, it is extremely important to study the process first.

If we think about the Six Sigma as a practical guideline or a cookbook for companies’ transformation it becomes clear that it involves practical approach, where every cause of variation can be translated into a cash and every process has a deadline. So, what else can we expect from this practical tool! Of course, if you want a quick recipe to transformation than you have to be ready that you won’t go to deep to the analyses - just because of the lack of time. But maybe this is a reality, - we don’t have time in our modern world to think.


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