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.