Archive for May, 2005

May 23 2005

Changing CpK for Profit

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We go to a significant amount of trouble to qualify a tool and maintain sometimes, some unreasonably high CpK values.  Over time the process degrades, the tooling wears BUT the CpK never changes.  The purpose of Process Capability is to assure that good parts will be produced in a robust manner.  However it never says some engineer’s or quality control specifications are chiseled in stone for fear of bad products.  A Process Capability of 1.0 or greater assures the parts will be within the print specification.  This can be used to improve productivity and profits. Continue Reading »

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May 23 2005

How to Succeed in Your Job

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Getting that raise or promotion is not simply a function of showing up to work each day. For that matter working hard isn’t the key to success either because you are expected to show up for work and put in the required effort. Here is a technique that has routinely resulted in raises and promotions.  It has six simple steps.  Look at those who have promoted or are the ‘shining stars’ in your company and you’ll usually find whether they knew it or not, they’ve followed these steps.  You can to.  This article is also good to pass both up and down in your organization to those who need it. Continue Reading »

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