March 11, 2008


Follow-up to PMA from Anuj's blog

I found out that:

1)Residence time of polythene granules in the extruder is very imporatnt for the quality of film..It can be one of the main causess of variations.


For the assignment I again read the manufacturing process in details...I found out the possible causes of variations in the extrusion process mainly.It is the most imporatnt factor for the quality of plastic film

February 08, 2008

Six Sigma now

I am a big Jack Welch fan.I particularly learned about six sigma from his book 'Straight from the gut'.The way he started the organisational learning and Six Sigma.The module on Six Sigma was one of the reasons of I chossing University of Warwick.It has really served itspurpose.The concept of variation was very important.I can now very well try to  implement in my family owned business,back in India.

As my project guide Ann Ashton says,the brain needs time to digest the data.It slowly reflects in your thinking.Similarly I cant say just by attending the module on Six Sigma have done wonders to me,but surely it has helped me to realise few things about efficiency of a process.Looking forward to implement it in all aspects of my life.

February 06, 2008


The priciple of Noise factors in Taguchi,was very interesting.The fact that Taguchi is able to quantify it,is of utmost value.Though the process of determing the best process,varies alot.The overall priciples of Taguchi were good.

The use of Taguchi in New product Introduction or restructuring of product as explained by Mr. Roger Williams,was very intruging.

Deamings Priciple

Follow-up to Prework learning from Anuj's blog

The most appealing Deaming's Priciple is that we should remove the variations before inspection.Most of the quality improvemnt measures concerntrate on maintaing quality,but this deamings priciple shows of improving quality.

February 04, 2008

Prework learning

Follow-up to PIUSS module from Anuj's blog

I found the case study of the 'Waveriders' quite different from what I expected.I always thougth that,Variations in manufacturing and services can be workable,but the the case study pointed out Variations in Marketing,which was very interesting.

I strongly believe that the solution to the problem/variation in real life would be very wierd.Just by giving training to the staff members about Customer Relation,would increase the companys sales by 71% seems to be unacceptable in a product selling industry.In hospitality industry may these figures would have been believable.Actually my mind did not accept this solution.It looke very unreal.

February 03, 2008

Organisational learning

Follow-up to PIUSS module from Anuj's blog

I personally feel that group learning is the most important for the sucess of the particular organisation.In PIUSS,through brain storming sessions for identifying the root causes and problems in the process of making Meccano planes this was further reinforced.

PIUSS module

The module of PIUSS, apart from teaching how to improve the process(business) using Six Sigma,made me realised the importance of perfection in life.Apart from the normal businesses,we can apply six sigma in our personal lives too.In our life too we can have an SPC chart of our daily activities and we can then improve upon our efficienies,by identifying the 'special' causes and constantly updating the process by removing 'common' causes.This module greatly helped in self-improvement,in sense of identifying the variations in my working culture,mood swings etc.It made me realise the variations and nosie factors in my daily work.

As a student it was very important for me to learn this and just strive for perfection.Was just wondering if I can a month in which I can work for a million seconds with a defect of just 3.4 secs.It would be amazing.Just thinking about applying this to the worker effieciency.The businesses,infact the world would become a great place.

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