Student needs advice on his career in the field of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

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sudarsan

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i am a student . i would like to continue my career in the field of Lean Manufacturing and six sigma . i have completed a course in six sigma and lean manufacturing in my school and found these fields very interesting to me. i found this forum having lot of experts with great experience in industrial field.As a student , i would be happy to get advice from experienced people.so kindly request members to give me advice on how to improve and prepare myself for that.

Looking forward for your replies.

Thank you

sudarsan
 
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Marc

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What other courses have you taken? What is your college major, or are you working and just took these courses for self-improvement?
 

Kevin Mader

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Sudarsan,

What is it that you find most interesting? Are there particular aspects that interest you more?

Kevin
 

Randy

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Other than having attended a school what do you have to offer that someone else doesn't?

Why should I want to hire you instead of the other guy?
 
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wmarhel

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Re: Student needs advice on his career in the field of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sig

Marc and Kevin ask some very important questions. An engineering major would apply the methods differently than say someone in purchasing. Lean and Six Sigma can both be relatively generic. As someone in school, you need to decide how you want to differentiate yourself from the competition when you finally enter the marketplace, as that is where your true education will begin.

If this is something your interested in, then you should start considering where you want to work once school is complete. Is it Toyota, Danaher, Boeing, or another company which is heavy into Lean. If your interested in Six Sigma more, maybe you'll want to look at Motorola, GE, etc.

Your schooling and education you should help you get that first job after graduation. Get the right position, with the right company, and you may be afforded the opportunity to learn plenty on either subject.

On a side note, it probably wouldn't hurt to think even farther ahead and what you want to be doing 5-10 years down the road. Maybe your first position/company is training for that job somewhere in the future.

Wayne
 
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sudarsan

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i am an industrial engineering major . i have taken courses like statistical decision making , IE design and six-sigma , quality improvement . After completing these course it felt to me that the main focus of these course were on improving a process or how to decide whether experiment is gud enough to satisfy the requiremnt.

In my school i have just learnt only the concept but i havent applied those concepts in real world suituations.i remember when i did a course project for six sigma in the local retail store .The main problem was their inventory maintaince which we were asked to reduce through DMAIC process. we ran through each phases and recommended long term and short term solutions.

Hi kevin as you asked about my interest . i am interested in application of lean concept like Kanban , value stream mapping , kaizen ,5s . it would be interesting when i get job in lean and if i am asked to apply these concept in my company. it would be a real test for me .

Actually , i am helping my professor in creating a course in Lean Manufacturing which he has planned to offer in future.we are reviewing all courses materails and try to form a effective slides for teaching.

One more thing which i wanted to tell .Most of the certifications like CQE,SSBB or SSGB require industrial experince.But what if student like me wanted to write those exam ? .

thanks for your reply

sudarsan
 

gard2372

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sudarsan said:
One more thing which i wanted to tell .Most of the certifications like CQE,SSBB or SSGB require industrial experince.But what if student like me wanted to write those exam ? .

thanks for your reply

sudarsan
Did you mean "take the exam" or really "write the exam"? Typically an "Experienced" Certified professional will be contacted to write certain sections of the exam. As a student without any practical experience I believe you are far away from being able to write a section of the certification exam.

Experience:

http://www.asq.org/certification/faq/05.html


Writing for exam: http://www.asq.org/members/leaders/certification/exam_workshops.html
 

Coury Ferguson

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gard2372 said:
Did you mean "take the exam" or really "write the exam"? Typically an "Experienced" Certified professional will be contacted to write certain sections of the exam. As a student without any practical experience I believe you are far away from being able to write a section of the certification exam.

Experience:

http://www.asq.org/certification/faq/05.html


Writing for exam: http://www.asq.org/members/leaders/certification/exam_workshops.html
Gard2372:

You maybe right in your statement and after reading it again it looks like they want to write the exam question. I have removed my other post.
 

Randy

Super Moderator
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Real advice?

Get a couple of good solid years of hands on experience under you belt being tutored by folks other than those in academia before you expect to start earning any above average wage. Bottom line, without practical experience to bring to the table you don't have much more to offer than the next guy with a degree.

Life is hard
 

Wes Bucey

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"write the exam"
"sit the exam"
"challenge the exam"
are all idiomatic terms for "taking the exam" (which some might interpret as "physically taking or stealing the exam")

In Standard English, "provide answers to the exam in a test situation"

English is such a wonderful language - too bad it's not the same everywhere.

In the same vein, I tell you factually I would NOT hire someone who did not use good English grammar and spelling in ALL written material, especially correspondence and reports. We are NOT "instant messaging" here and the kind of shortcuts, bad spelling and bad grammar used in instant messages are really taboo here in the Cove because they can be easily misinterpreted and remain for a long time to mark the writer as lazy and disrespectful of the audience that reads these messages far into the future.

We always make allowances here in the Cove for folks to whom English is a second language, but that won't cut it in a work situation! The guy who reads your report should not have to suffer through poor English usage and spelling, regardless of where you were raised or went to school.
 
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