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Mayank Gupta

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  1. Everyone has provided excellent answers to this question and it was difficult to pick out the best answer. Therefore, all answers have been selected as the best answer. Congratulations to all! Special mention for Ram Kumar Chaudhary as he has given an interesting perspective of visual factory in a service set up.
  2. There were two parts to this question. Only the first part - What is Nelson rules - has been answered. Do review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  3. Rajeshwari's answer has highlighted the methods of checking if the goal is achievable and hence has been selected as the best answer. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  4. Interesting answers from everyone, especially the origins of some of the world's most famous brands. The best answer has been provided by Pinkulal Karan. Congratulations. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  5. There are two best answers to this question. One is from Krutibas Biswal for highlighting the concept of nested QFDs. Second is from Tushar Maradwar for providing multiple other application areas along with an example.
  6. While everyone has written good answers, the best answer has been provided by Sudhir G and Raj Saxena for providing specific actions that the healthcare sector can take to address the triple enemies of Muda, Muri and Mura. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  7. Senthilkumar has provided the best answer to this question. He has explained residuals, why we need to analyze the residual plots, the meaning of non normal and non random residuals and also highlighted how we could address these issues in regression. Raj's answer is also a must read. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  8. Losses are avoided - 5 Lean can be combined with other quality instruments to get better analysis - 6 Financial results improving - 3 Quality costs increasing - 7 Product quality improvements - 2 Increase customer satisfaction - 4 Promoting business growth - 1
  9. Raj Saxena, Shashikant Adlakha and Selva Mariappan Subramanian are the joint winners for this question. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  10. The best answer to this question has been provided by Raj Saxena and Rajeshwari. Congratulations!
  11. There is no best answer for this question. Sampling is done to derive meaningful inferences about the population. Some of the key considerations for sampling are 1. Purpose of the study 2. Cost and time available for the study 3. Permissible errors in the study (alpha and beta) 4. Population Information (sampling frame) available 5. Sampling method (to ensure a non-biased and representative sample) 6. Sample size Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  12. The best answer has been provided by Selva Mariappan Subramanian and Raj Saxena for clearly explaining how CONWIP works along with its advantages and disadvantages using examples. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  13. While everyone has provided great answers for the elements of 'Purple Cow', the question tried to explore how these elements could be applied in creating a purple cow for business excellence. Hence, there are no winners for this question.
  14. All answers rightly highlight how Planning Poker is used in an agile software development. The best answer to this question has been provided by Tushar Maradwar, R Rajesh, Satyajit Das and Krutibas Biswal for highlighting the usage and by providing interpretation of the numbers in a planning poker deck. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  15. Interesting examples of usage of TRIZ provided by everyone. Best answer provided by Pradeepan Sekar for giving the most holistic answer - highlighting the constraints, how they could be resolved and by providing some real time usage of TRIZ. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  16. All answers have very interesting takes on how Hammurabi's Code is relevant in the organizations today. Kudos to all of you! There are three winners for this question because of their depth in explaining the code and how organizations' will be able to implement it - Pradeepan Sekar, Senthilkumar G and Selva Mariappan Subramanian
  17. Box plot calculates the maximum value from the data itself. One data set cannot have 3 different maximum values. The maximum value might be occurring three times in the data set, but it will be the same value that occurs again. Imagine it like this, in an exam, there could be 3 toppers. In this case all 3 of them got the same marks.
  18. Hello Sridhar What you are referring to is an automated tool that could help you identify the data distribution and then confirm the sample size. I am not sure that such approach would be useful. Every data set is unique and you will need a pair of eyes to look through and make sense of the data. Regards Mayank Gupta
  19. The best answer for this question has been provided by Pradeepan Sekar. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  20. While all published answers are correct, Senthilkumar G has provided the correct answer to this question. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  21. The best answer to this question is provided by Senthilkumar G and Ajay Sharma.
  22. While all published answers are correct, Shashikant Adlakha, Senthilkumar G and Mala Pulickel have provided the best answer. Congratulations to all!
  23. Instruction Creep is a phenomenon that plagues not just the SOPs but every situation where a set of instructions has to be followed. Most recent example could be the COVID-19 guidelines and instructions by the Central government that all states and district administrations must follow. The volume of these instructions is humongous and hence the administrators have a tough time understanding and following them. The best answer to this question has been provided by Ram Kumar Chaudhary. Ajay Sharma's answer is also worth a read as he has highlighted the KISS principle. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  24. All published answers are correct and great. There are 4 winners for this question - Shashikant Adlakha, Satyajit Das, Senthilkumar G and Mala Pulickel for clearly highlighting how reporting bias should be avoided. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
  25. Best answer has been provided by Shashikant Adlakha as he has explained the Ansoff Matrix along with an application. Do read the answer by Dr. Arvind Khanijo as he has elaborated how Ansoff Matrix can be used for a hospital. Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.
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