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February 19, 2009

Mistake Proofing—PokaYoka

One of the things I remember being mentioned in our PIUSS module breifly was the work Poka Yoka. Which means to remove any mistake in the process which exist. One can do so in may ways such as training the labours or standardisation, or negative consequence for the labour for doing something wrong, or making the process so good that even if the labourer is day dreaming it would not affect his or her work.

Its a very interesting concept. I like it as much as my new developed affinity towards spc. Right now I am having a special cause variation in my working itself. As u might have read in my earlier blog, I am not feeling well which has been affecting my productivity. I am on medication so hopefully should feel better soon!!

I think the plane building competition in which both teams competing were in control has so far been the best experience I had in wmg. Actually doing the excercise yourself gives you great understanding of the process and the formulas we used to calculate the mean and standard deviation and so on. I also loved the case study which Professor Knowles had worked on in the candy factory which faced problems of the air bubbles.

WMG—–PLUS and NEGTIVE points!!—Reflective thinking

I am not sure if my class mates would agree if I have changed over the last 6 months. Well I would not lie. Warwick has changed me for the better. I see my self more patient and confident a person. Initially when I cam to warwick I did not like it and I hated the wmg style to teaching. The 9 to 6 classes and sitting at home and working on your pma. I really felt it made one anti social.......but I realised I have become more pateint as a person. Developing certain skills here and dealing with different issues has made me more confident a person.....

Well the class journey is almost coming to an end. I am definately going to miss our class a lot!! I love my class mates but in a way I am happy to be done with the 9 to 6 classes!! Its very tedious and by the end of it one is so saturated and barely can pay attention to what the professor has to say!!

Six Sigma—and also thank team members

Its is impotant to see that Six sigma is so difficult to achieve. 3.4 million defects per million?? Is it realistic? Well if Motorola cana chieve it then so can any one. One thing that came out of the plane excercise is that practice makes a man/ woman perfect and using all the tools seen in the presto pizza case can help us achieve six sigma. But it does look like a process which would take a long time to achieve.

PEUSS project has been very interesting. Dfma, dfr, dfm, dflc has many interesting tools I got to learn this week. Well I have been sick this week but do somehow manage to go to class most times. I did miss Pauls lecture which Louis seems to be quite fond of this week. I am hoping I get well before my presentation this friday and also have facs to work on.

My group members have been very supportive of me when I am sick and would love to thank them for being understaning.

Other thing on my mind is the facs pma. I think I learnt my lesson this time for doing last minute work. I am sick so I wonder how will I manage facs. Lets see!! Time will tell.........

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