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Somanathan Krishnamurthy

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  1. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Little’s Law

    While decreasing cycle or flow time can be instrumental in improving customer service, we must be careful not to ignore the throughput (flow rate) of the system. Both measures are directly related to average inventory as defined by Little’s Law Little’s Law defines the relationship among the three variables of flow rate (throughput), inventory and flow time (cycle time). I = R x T where: I = average inventory; R = average flow rate; T = average flow time. In any system, when one of these variables changes value, a second variable (and possibly a third) also must change value. The issue of which variables change value depends on the structure of the system. The capacity of the system determines the average flow rate for the system. For a system operating at capacity, an increase in inventory will result in a proportional increase in average flow time, with average flow rate remaining relatively constant. Obviously this is an undesirable result because the revenue from the system, which is proportional to flow rate, remains constant
  2. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    How Lean Six Sigma Impacts Your Future?

    What is measured can be controlled What is controlled can be monitored What is monitored shows progress What is progressing is our growth
  3. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Quality Management System

    Supplier Quality measured by PPM Plant Quality measured by Defects per unit Field quality measured by Concerns or Repair/ 1000 or 100 Customer satisfaction measured by customer satisfaction index this is worldwide measurement in automotive industry Pl find 16 “C†s to support implementing QMS 1.Customer First 2.Competition – Know your competitor 3.Challenge 4.Change 5.Charge – Take responsibility 6.Concept – Conceptual Change 7.Communicate 8.Carryout 9.Coordinate 10.Control 11.Cost down 12.Character – Decides All 13.Commitment 14.Content – For Improvement 15.Continue 16.Country – Think big
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    Most challenging assignment-Assessing the Organization Culture

    We can create Quality Culture in a company through only thro shared values by aligning all activities towards the vision of the organisation Vision Mission Values Are most important factors for mapping
  5. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Customer Delight - Challenging initiative

    CUSTOMER DELIGHT, means: n“Do it better than Competition,†or n“Be the best,†or n“Give the customer a little more than they expect.â€
  6. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Why Professionals Prefer Lean Six Sigma Over Total Quality Management (TQM)?

    Elimination of 3M-2W 1H Go to the source 2W 1H Upstream control 2W 1H Daily Control 2W 1H Policy management 2W 1H are some of the basic methods of TQM. Instead of DMAIC in six sigma QC story in Place. It is in bits and pieces and No data driven methods No structured mechanisms to analyze product & process improvements
  7. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    As The King, So The People?

    Leaders: Developing organizations Mission, Vision, Values Role model for Ethics & Values Stimulating and encouraging creativity Process for stimulating improvements and implementing improvements to enabling approaches Leaders being accessible actively listening, inspiring, uniting and responding to people
  8. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Good Job After Lssgb.....?

    Small Beginning Incremental improvements Sustained progress Leads to legendary possibilities
  9. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Process Excellence Revolution

    Did you know that the US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8 1/2 inches? That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates. I see, but why did the English build them like that? Because the first railway lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used. Well, why did they use that gauge in England? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Okay! Why did their wagons use that odd wheel spacing? Because, if they tried to use any other spacing the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads. Because that's the spacing of the old wheel ruts. So who built these old rutted roads? The first long distance roads in Europe were built by Imperial Rome for the benefit of their legions. The Roman roads have been used ever since. And the ruts? The original ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagons, were first made by the wheels of Roman war chariots. Since the chariots were made for or by Imperial Rome they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Thus, we have the answer to the original question. The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8 1/2 inches derives from the original specification for an Imperial Roman army war chariot. And so one of the learnings is - Specifications and bureaucracies live forever. So, the next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse's ass came up with it, you may be exactly right. Because the Imperial Roman chariots were made to be just wide enough to accommodate the back-ends of two war-horses. So, just what does this have to do with the exploration of space? Well, there's an interesting extension of the story about railroad gauge and horses' behinds. When we see a Space Shuttle sitting on the launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are the solid rocket boosters or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at a factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs might have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad from the factory runs through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than a railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses' behinds. So a major design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was originally determined by the width of a horse's. Often we get entangled with the routine, Quality is about going back to the basics to bring in the change.
  10. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Process Excellence Revolution

    In Tirunelveli, about 650 km from Chennai, the most celebrated brand is a shop that doesn't have a name board, is referred to by people by a name that could give B-school marketers a nervous attack, is poorly lit and, what more, is hardly open for more than a few hours each day. The fact that this shop has earned its stripes selling halwa makes its story even more impressive, as there are thousand other shops selling this sweet. Tirunelveli halwa is a must-do item for visitors but for a seller there it offers little privileges than what any other commodity offers. This wheat-based halwa just comes in one variety, and you can’t mess around with its make. Locals refer to this no-name shop as Iruttu Kadai (meaning ‘dark shop’), possibly because it has always had bare minimal lighting. Every day, the shop opens at around 5.30 pm and the supply for the day is sold off within the next 2-3 hours. This is how it has been for decades now. It is part of Tirunelveli’s legend. Its owners have until now not felt the need to do any of the following – build a brand, expand, make the shop jazzier, sell 24x7 or any of the other tactics that are supposed to help a brand connect with its customers. The product is the king. Once you taste the Iruttu Kadai Halwa you know you wouldn’t settle for anything else. And here's where it gets even more remarkable: a businessman there seems to have got a killer idea some years back. He put up a reasonably big halwa store in one the busiest areas of town and you know what he called it? Iruttu Kadai Halwa! The locals could not be fooled! And that sums up the situation of the crafty competitor. Product Quality - It’s indeed the differentiator! The beginning of a system starts with the customer
  11. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Process Excellence Revolution

    The beginning of a system starts with the customer
  12. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Lean Six Sigma Review

    Good Info
  13. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Lean Six Sigma Vs. Value Chain

    Monitoring & maintaining Cost of Poor Quality will require greater transparency & exchange of knowledge between supplier chain and channel Partners to have Winning Alliance This is one of the major Value chains in Automotive Industry Shortening product development cycles & increasing focus on lower prices is @ increasing demand
  14. Somanathan Krishnamurthy

    Better Incentive Plan Using Six Sigma Tools??

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