Dr. Sophronia Ward

Dr. Sophronia Ward is a continual improvement specialist and Six Sigma Senior Master Black Belt and Coach. Brain teasers are now incorporated in the new training programs, Six Sigma Training for Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts, offered by Dr. Ward and her associates at Pinnacle Partners Inc. For more information, call (865) 482-1362 or visit www.pinnaclepartnersinc.com.

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Brain Teasers: Improvement Challenges

February 9, 2010
Congratulations to Bob Fischnich, manager, corporate compliance and quality development at The Schnipke Engraving Co. Inc. (Ottoville, OH) on solving the final Brain Teaser and winning the Kindle.
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Brain Teasers: Can You Solve the Final Brain Teaser?

December 1, 2009
Congratulations to Bob Fischnich, manager, corporate compliance and quality development at The Schnipke Engraving Co. Inc. (Ottoville, OH) on solving the final Brain Teaser and winning the Kindle.

Thank you to all those who participated.

Answers to the final Brain Teaser will follow later this week.
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Brain Teasers: Leaky Valves

October 28, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: First Pass Yield Confusion

September 2, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Cpk for a Predictable Process

June 30, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Are Sales Decreasing?

April 29, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Correctly Investigating Causes of Failures

March 2, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: How Thin Can We Go?

January 28, 2009
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Are Your Answers the Same as Mine?

December 30, 2008
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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Brain Teasers: Matching Components

November 24, 2008
Anyone who has faced a production problem with a need to solve it by using production data can relate to the notion of a brain teaser.
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