All entries for February 2008
February 08, 2008
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.
February 04, 2008
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
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.