"Minimize your Defects and Maximize your Profit"
For a product to be profitable, the production defects must be minimized. Your challenge as a product designer and Six Sigma expert will be to design the product with the
optimum factor values to meet the specifications and the best tolerances to maximize the profit and minimize the defects.
Our challenge consists of four rounds described below. You will begin by determining the most cost effective Design of Experiment to build a model of your design since each
experimental run will cost $5000. You will then use the model to meet two response specifications by finding the optimum value for the average of each factor. The challenge
will continue with having to tolerance the factors with each improvement in the tolerance adding at least $200,000 to the production cost. The overall challenge is to use your
Six Sigma knowledge carefully and efficiently to be first entry with the highest profit.
By 8:00 AM
Tuesday, Jan 11
1. Register and receive your first data set (and data request form) at the Member Challenge Booth by 8:00 AM, Jan. 11.
2. Review the first data set.
3. From the list of options on the first data request form, select the Design of Experiment method that you will use to model the product design. The method chosen will be the one used to collect data from the actual design formulation and run a regression analysis that will yield an equation for you to use in the next round.
By 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 11
4. Submit the data request form to the Member Challenge Booth and receive your second data set (and new data request form) by 2:00 PM Tues, Jan. 11.
5. The second data set will be the model of your design in the form of an equation based on your choice of a Design of Experiment.
6. From the information provided, determine the mean value of the factors that will satisfy the design specifications.
By 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 11
7. Submit the data request form to the Member Challenge Booth and receive your third and final data set by 6:00 PM Tues, Jan. 11.
8. Review the third data set (tolerance table).
9. Analyze the model with the previously established mean values of the factors and select the tolerances of the factors.
By 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jan 11
10. Submit your selection, which is located on your third data set, to the Member Challenge Booth by 10:30 AM Wed, Jan 12.|
- You must meet all four deadlines:
- Register and pick up first data set by Tuesday, January 11 by 8:00 AM
- Submit first data request form and pick up second data set by Tuesday, January 11 at 2:00 PM.
- Submit second data request form and pick up third data set by Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 PM.
- Submit final selection card by Wednesday, January 12 at 10:30 AM.
- Only one selection per member at each selection point.
- You must turn in the data request to receive your data set.
- Your name must appear on every submission.
- No collaboration.
- All correct final answers will be entered into a drawing, which will be held at the closing ceremony on Wednesday, January 12 at 12:30AM.
- You must be present at the closing ceremony to win the prize.
- All decisions are final.
Awards and Prizes
Presented at the 2005 ISSSP Symposium Closing Ceremony
on Wednesday, January 12, 2005.
This ISSSP Member Challenge was created and facilitated by
Raytheon Associates Brian Morgan and Ron Thomas.