In Six Sigma, Xs are the terminology for the input and process variables in your process, such as the temperature in the oven when cooking a meal, or the length of time it takes to fulfill an order. These are…
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Tracy is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.
After a process has been fixed or problem has been solved, do you ever go back and re-evaluate risk of the new process using the FMEA to make sure you’ve correctly mitigated / mistake-proofed the new process?
Always! We mainly use the FMEA in the Improve Phase of DMAIC projects. It’s important as you point out, to evaluate the risks the new process steps might present.
Anywhere from 6-20 people, but it does depend on a few things. First of all, if 20 people are coming from all different parts of the organization and will be applying these tools individually in the facilitated classroom session, that…