Monthly Archives: February 2015

GARY KAPANOWSKI: How to Complete the FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

This is a series of four steps in the Lean Six Sigma process of completing the Design phase of the DMAIC Six Sigma root cause analysis.  The four steps are the following:  SIPOC diagram, Input map, Cause and Effects (C&E) matrix, and the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FEMA). Every product or process is subject […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: How to Complete the Input (or Variables) Map

This is a series of four steps in the Lean Six Sigma process of completing the Design phase of the DMAIC Six Sigma root cause analysis.  The four steps are the following:  SIPOC diagram, Input map, Cause and Effects (C&E) matrix, and the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FEMA). After the SIPOC, it’s our task […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI : To Save the Middle Class

To save the middle class is the latest “rebel yell” coming from former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.  In his most recent commentary dated 1/30/15, he elaborates on many items from the financial stock market crisis to insider trading laws claiming these are the reasons for the destruction of the middle class. Being a […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: U.S. growth may sputter with productivity and population growth so low

This article points to the latest data and trends indicating that the US economy will grow less than its potential due to the demographics of its people (resources).  The sum of the productivity growth and working-age population indicates a slow growth economy.  As the working age workforce declines with age, there will be less productive […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Gas savings spending on more gas

This is an interesting outcome that was not predicted by economic community, but history indicates otherwise.  One indicator to support this data is that the price drop in gas of 37% was not correlated against the drop I sales at gas stations of 25%.  Another interesting fact is the EPA standard for emissions.  Since 1980, […]

Gary Kapanowski: Meeting Annual Organizational Objectives

For over fifteen years, Gary Kapanowski has applied his expert accounting services to help various professional organizations streamline their business. He continues to share his accounting knowledge to many professionals throughout the business community in Southeastern Michigan. He is an experienced accounting professional who has proven to be a valuable asset to the companies that […]