Q: What types of common cause variation and special cause variation are evident in this case?
Q: Of Deming's "5 Deadly Diseases," please describe how each of the following diseases is important to understanding this case?
Q: How would you use Deming's PDCA model to begin to move this company towards improvement?
In my recent lecture entitled "Lean," I spent a considerable amount of time talking about Lean/The Toyota Way and The Toyota Production System. The following questions will ask you to apply the "Lean" lecture and readings to The Case of the Quality Crusader.
Q: Examine this company through the lens of the "Toyota Way." In your examination, please be sure to discuss this company in terms of its adherence to (1) philosophy/long-term thinking, (2) process (eliminating waste), (3) people and partners and (4) problem solving.
Q: What are the top 3 "wastes" that are evident in this case and why?
Q: Design a process for using a Kaizen Improvement team (as specific team) to begin to solve the problems evident in this case. Make sure to design this team and process in a thoughtful way so as to give it the best chance for success! Your answer must be implementable in the context of this case!