ASQ Houston UH Northwest Campus Student Branch Meeting - March 2015

This meeting is for students only. Please note that no recertification units (RUs) will be provided for attending this meeting.

Speaker: Ms. Cheryl Holden

Topic: Using Non-Statistical Tools in the Analyze Phase to Identify the Vital Few X's

This presentation will discuss how in a Lean Six Sigma DMAIC project, the process output, Y, needs to be improved. Belts learn that Y is a function of the process inputs (x's); i.e., Y = f(x). In the Analyze Phase, the improvement team is tasked with identifying the root cause inputs (x's) that are the major contributors to the variation in Y. With the "vital few x's" method, the Cause and Effect Diagram, Cause and Effect Matrix, and FMEA are completed in series. This funnels the many possible root causes down to the most important two or three. In the Improve Phase, actions are identified to eliminate or reduce the occurrence of only these top priority root causes. Using this approach, LSS practitioners are able to complete a project more quickly and avoid the tendency to "boil the ocean."

 

 

Speaker Ms. Cheryl Holden
Cheryl Holden is a Master Black Belt and LSS WW Program Manager. Cheryl was introduced to Six Sigma and Lean methodologies while working for Invensys, a major supplier to General Electric.  After receiving her Black Belt certification in 1999, Cheryl changed careers from Software Development Manager of Advanced Process Controls to ...

Cheryl Holden is a Master Black Belt and LSS WW Program Manager.


Cheryl was introduced to Six Sigma and Lean methodologies while working for Invensys, a major supplier to General Electric.  After receiving her Black Belt certification in 1999, Cheryl changed careers from Software Development Manager of Advanced Process Controls to full time Six Sigma Black Belt for Invensys. 


Cheryl joined HP in 2000 and has held quality-related positions in various business units in her 15 years at the company.  Cheryl is currently a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Program Manager in Global Corporate Services.   Cheryl has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA from LeTourneau University.  She obtained her Master Black Belt certification in 2007 from Smarter Solutions, Inc.

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Organizer Dr. Lila Carden

UH Student Branch Assistance Councilor, ASQ Houston Section 1405
lcarden@uh.edu

When?

Tue, March 31, 2015
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

UH Northwest Campus
20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road)
Houston, TX 77070
United States

This meeting will be held in Building 12, Room 444 at UH Northwest Campus. See the campus map at http://eto.uh.edu/northwest/location.cfm for more information about this building location.