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Ken K.
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posted 11 April 2001 12:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if you could help me understand specifically is meant by Design for Six Sigma. What topics/techniques are usually covered in the training?

Also, any help in identifying sources of Robust Design/DFSS related information would be greatly appreciated.

Does anyone know of on-line or CD-ROM based training in this area?

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BRoyal
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posted 11 April 2001 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BRoyal   Click Here to Email BRoyal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a definition I scribbled down from a Harry Mikel column in ASQ's Quality Progress magazine, August 2000.

"Designing for Six Sigma - focused on abating the various forms fo risk attributable to the design of a product, system or process, regardless of its nature.

"First, it is concerned with reducing the extent of risk exposure inherent to the funcational performance and physical attributes of a design (customer satisfaction).

"Second, it is concerned with reducing the risks associated with the business and operational viability of a design (provider satisfaction issue).

"The goal is to exercise the Breakthrough Strategy to such an extent that each critical value risk point associated with the functional properties and process-ability of a design is limiteds to no more than 3.4 risk exposures per million opportunities for such risk."

Ben

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GaryC
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posted 30 April 2001 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GaryC   Click Here to Email GaryC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ben,

Go ask Mikel how many products he has seen that meet this definition. If you get an honest answer it will be zero.

That good ole boy cowboy is master of confusion and intimidation. Does that definition actually explain something to you?

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Ken K.
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posted 01 May 2001 09:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary,

That was the opinion I quickly formed after a meeting with him over 10 years ago - a meeting that you helped arrange (thanks again).

My intent was to meet wtih him for some specific business-related assisatance, but instead he let go with a lecture about lack of stability in data, chaos theory, and how worthless statistics is.

From what I hear not much as changed.

Ken K.

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Benjamin
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posted 03 May 2001 01:36 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gentlemen,

I am the BRoyal who provided the definition from Mikel above (I am writing from work; my password is at home).

Geeez, guys, I was just putting down what Mikel wrote in an article a while back, not a defense of his worldview or bank account.

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Ken K.
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posted 04 May 2001 08:28 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No offense taken or implied (except maybe toward M.H. himself).

I try never to shoot the messenger. You contribution is very appreciated.

Ken

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