1.) From The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer July 5, 2001, Section F, page 1 "Ford Motor Company, under pressure to reduce defects in its cars and trucks, said its Six Sigma program will save $300 million in costs this year while improving quality...." Ford said Six Sigma, though similar to other quality improvement programs, emp
What is a leader's role in creating a culture of learning for an organization? As a leader what would you do, or what do you do, to encourage your employees to be involved in continuous learning? Defend your point of view on the statement, "with a culture focused on learning, an organization does not need to implement a
Locate a current article that addresses the cultural, structural, leadership or resource considerations in strategy implementation. Read the article and post a short summary of its main points.
In-depth analysis of the " Total quality management for Bank of america"describe the technique, its implementation process, its application by other organizations, its applicability to your organization/segment, and your plan for implementation.
Quality Tools and DMAIC Discuss the importance of using quality tools in the DMAIC process. What are the benefits of using various quality tools during DMAIC? How can these tools be used by the teams to enhance teamwork? What is your opinon on Mark's answer about Quality Tools and DMAIC? Mark's answer: DMAIC is a c
Could you provide your feedback to these supply chain questions below? Please post your feedback within 200 words or so. Thank you. 1. I have wondered how "portable" the Six Sigma culture would be. What is the value placed upon having a Six Sigma background when changing jobs or careers? I expect it will increase in value
Details of assignment using Microsoft Assignment 3: Using Teams in Production and Operations Management Dr. W. Edwards Deming developed 14 principles for production and operations management that came to be known as Total Quality Management (TQM). One principle is to work in teams. He advised his clients to: "Break down
The DMAIC process is applied in all Six Sigma quality projects: Service business vs manufacturing organization
DMAIC The DMAIC process is applied in all Six Sigma quality projects. What are some ways in which this process might be different in a service business than in a manufacturing organization? Think about each of the five phases and the details of each. What might be different in a service business that would make some aspects o
See attached file. Using the step by step model for strategic planning, prepare a strategic plan for yourself. Indicate your mission, do an internal analysis, an external analysis, a SWOT and end with conclusions and recommendations for yourself. My Career goal is to become a Supply Chain Analyst or Manager, I am taking
1. I like statistical process control, I guess because I'm a "quantifiable" kind of person. If we say our quality meets the standard for no defects 99.9% of the time, I want to be able to prove it with numbers. What are some factors that you can think of that might affect the number of samples that you collect? 2. Do you th
Supply Chain: ISO 9000 over Six Sigma; checklist vs 'to do's; stakeholders in an MNC; learning curve for organizations vs individuals
1. Do you think there is a benefit to ISO 9000 over Six Sigma or traditional total quality management systems of quality? What are some of the differences? 2. What's the difference in a checklist and just a list of "to-dos?" 3. In describing factors that affect decisions to enter the global market, within the multinatio
1. What is the purpose of a control system? How does that purpose translate into strategic actions? 2. Using levels of analysis - differentiate between strategic controls, operating controls, and functional controls. Give examples of each. 3. Explain Fortune 500 business's "love affair" with quality standards such as Six
Analyze the quality situation in the processes that are used to produce the Plasti-brack product line. Determine an appropriate plan for implementing a quality plan and improving the quality situation. Justify your plan and make recommendations regarding TQM and ISO9000. Case: The Excellent Manufacturing Company & Quality
1) Conduct research to describe "lean process design". 2) In addition, show how lean process design can play a part in planning and operations management within organizations.
FULL COST COSTING/ABSORPTION COSTS AND ACTIVITY BASE COST INTRODUCTION: Welcome to the Sparkling Automotive Company You have joined one of the finest teams of professionals at one of the world's leading globally integrated logistics manufacturer and service providers. We offer valuable production and service for our
I really need some help with this paper. Are you up to it? Consider that you are a well-respected Operations Management consultant. As such, you have been asked to present a paper to an international organization. The subject of your paper is an analysis of how a firm has applied some or all of the 10 OM Strategies to suc
The Case Study Sigma Skis is undergoing an unplanned, unanticipated and a sudden change. Sigma Skis was formed to manufacture fiberglass products and components of the recreational industry. Until this year, they had been very successful. But with the economic downturn business has been dropping. There have been layoffs in the o
Pick a quality tool of Lean Production or Six Sigma. Help me to understand how this tool could be beneficial for a warehouse setting and describe how this tool could be used in improving supply chain management.
Needing to formulate a paper on the Six Sigma and how the methodology is relevant to designing an organization in eight pages
Positive and negative reactions to Control Mechanisms for Boeing Corporation: Budgetary Control Environmental Control Clan Control Lean Six Sigma
What are the positive and negative reactions to the use of the following control mechanisms at Boeing Co.: Budgetary Control Environmental Control Clan Control Lean Six Sigma
Please provide step by step instructions to complete the questions asked. This is the only information given in the book. Suppose the standard deviation of the market return is 20% A) What is the standard deviation of returns on a well-diversified portfolio with a beta of 1.3? B) What is the standard deviation of return
Why is it necessary to pick a process improvement methodology when attempting to improve a process? Compare two different improvement methodologies: Six Sigma and PDCA. Which method do you prefer and why?
Can you help me get started with this project? Ken Cardashian founded a new credit card company to compete with Visa & MasterCard. It is called the CARD. Pre-approved invitations were sent to millions of Americans. To encourage individuals to use the CARD, fees were much lower than Visa and MasterCard. The marketing depa
Describe both the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) and the Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify (DMADV) methodologies. When can DMAIC and DMADV be used? When is one used instead of the other?
In terms of "design quality" and "conformance quality," explain how using the Six-Sigma approach helped American Express.
Please see below: "Hey, Is Anybody There?" An Example of DMAIC at American Express case on p. 344 of Operations Management for Competitive Advantage. Answer the questions at the end of the case study. C A S E : "H E Y, I S A N Y B O DY T H E R E ?" A N E X A M P L E O F D M A I C A T A M E R I C A N E X P R E S S In this
What is the distinction between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of decisions? What do you see as the advantages of each?
1. Do you agree with the following statements: "Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) assist the development of management accounting systems and Six Sigma is an important management philosophy, but it has little effect on management accountants." Explain your answer. 2. What is the distinction between the qua
See attached files. Factorial Designs Assignment: Continue with the situation from attached previous assignment (SLP). Design a two level experiment. Expectations: What are the critical factors (choose 2, or 3, or 4). What are the settings of the factors that you will use in the experiment? Develop the design matrix
See attached files. Case Assignment: Submit a Problem Control & Completion Document which will demonstrate your ability to control a problem solution situation and complete the issue using the Control Phase of DMAIC. READ THE REQUIRED READINGS IN BACKGROUND - Become familiar with the outline and contents of the Contrtol
Report a experience with analyze Phase of DMAIC on any project you have had. Expectations: * Make notes of your experiences as you go * Evaluate your notes and your memory to determine the critical issues or problems you experienced in completing this Blackbelt task * Organize and summarize your thoughts in a
Please assist with ideas for the given case. Case Assignment: Submit a Problem Improvement Document which will demonstrate your ability to IMPROVE a problem situation using the Improve Phase of DMAIC (IN ANY ORGANIZATION THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH). READ THE REQUIRED READINGS IN BACKGROUND - Required reading: iSix Si