Structured Innovation is about doings things differently and doing things significantly better.
What are some of the most basic tools that Shainin employs?
Let me describe some of the basic tools as they occur in the problem solving process.
I also executed and led teams to solve over 100 projects, which together delivered over $50 million in savings.
With more than 25 years of experience, I’m certified as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Shainin Red X Master and recognized by the American Society for Quality as an ASQ Fellow. How does it fall within the realm of structured innovation, and why would Process Excellence professionals choose to use this method over other process improvement/structured innovation methodologies?
Shainin also combines the Y to X approach with "talking-to-the parts" technique by forcing the parts to reveal the insights and clues to the nature of the problem.
As you know, most tough problems often involve interactions that are not yet understood or recognized through experience alone.By asking clever questions of the best and worst examples, the cause driving the differences is revealed in the answers.During the progressive search investigation, each stage is divided into natural buckets or splits of causes.Clue generation tools such as Component Search, Group Comparison, Pair Comparison are used to converge on the Red X. W confirmation test is then used to confirm the Red X.Tolerance Parallelogram is used to set the proper tolerance. Several years ago, I was involved in a brake leaks case.I have worked with many clients in which Shainin problem solving skills allows the Green Belts or Black Belts to find and eradicate root causes of problem faster with fewer resources.Shainin is particularly powerful in the Analyze phase of the Six Sigma DMAIC.Savings and cost avoidance exceeded one million dollars annually.This is a typical case study where a tough project is solved very quickly. What sort of training is involved with mastering Shainin? And the highest level is Shainin Master (like Master Black Belt).Prior to joining SSA & Company, I worked as the Manager, Innovation and Continuous Improvement Methodology (I&CIM) for Delphi Corporation.In this position, I provided leadership to deploy Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and Shainin Problem Solving for billion multi-business units globally.