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The Church distinguishes between physical postures and the philosophy or religion underlying them (cf: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, On Christian Meditation). The adoption of a particular physical posture, even if originating in a religious or philosophical system foreign to Christianity, is permissible provided the posture is severable from the religion or philosophy that first motivated it. Its use then becomes possible in Christian freedom (cf. 1 Cor. 8), and indeed the Church has baptized even pagan practices that were not intrinsically linked to paganism.

The question of yoga, therefore, becomes to what extent can yoga postures be independent of non-Christian religious motivation, as well as any intention to manipulate forces or energies described within a non-Christian worldview? This is the same question which arises with respect to Reiki healing practices, which also depend on a non-Christian, indeed an occult, worldview.

If it is a matter, therefore, of simply using yoga positions for relaxation in preparation for Christian mediation, while not embracing to any degree the philosophy or explanation behind the posture, their use is theoretically possible.

However, many Christians who are former practitioners of yoga argue that it is not possible, that the dangers of the occult remain, especially by efforts to manipulate internal forces in order to achieve a particular physical state. That, while natural causation is claimed, in fact achieving the result depends on the existence of the very forces which the non-Christian philosophy teaches. Separating the philosophy from the posture makes possible the posture’s Christian use, but removes any value of it over any other physical posture. On the other hand, retaining the posture and seeking its purpose necessarily adopts a non-Christian worldview, opening the individual to spiritual forces, as opposed to simply material ones, who are opposed to their salvation.

While the question of yoga has not been definitely answered by the Magisterium, Christians who are considering its use, or the use of any practice derived from non-Christian philosophies or religions, should be familiar with two documents: the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s On Some Aspects of Christian Meditation, and thePontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue’s Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water of Life. They should then scrupulously apply the principle of the necessity for the complete separation of a practice from any religious or philosophical system which is contrary to Catholic teaching or the practice of the faith.

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Q: Some of our assembly processes are 100% labor intensive, and in some areas it is difficult to implement mistake proofing. Occasionally, one piece gets rejected at the customer s end out of, say, 10,000 pieces.

The error is purely nontechnical, such as a missing label or paint mark, visual defect or wrong orientation. We know it is a human error and not a sporadic issue, but some customers insist on exact root cause identification. Is there any specific method to identify root cause in such cases?

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A: There are many people who can honestly say they feel your pain; they ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt. Those people have had similar problems with the production of defects reported directly from the production floor or from the customer via complaints, in which case identifying the root cause may be somewhat difficult.

Do these scenarios sound familiar? There is an important order for a major client. The goods are at the distribution center ready for shipment, when suddenly the production supervisor says, Hold the boat we ve got a problem! The call is made to put the goods on hold, and the order is missed. Or maybe a customer received 600,000 parts, and fewer than 10 had broken latches. How dare they complain! We got 599,990 parts correct!

In both scenarios, regardless of any indignation the manufacturer may feel, the problem must be addressed. One way to identify root cause is the Team Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS) technique from Ford Motor Co. Back in the 1980s, when its motto was Quality Is Job One, Ford developed its TOPS methodology. 1 Referred to as the TOPS 8 Discipline (8D), it is a systematic means of arriving at the true root cause.

The question you posed is a perfect opportunity to use the TOPS 8D technique. It is an excellent tool to document problem-solving activities in a manner the customer should accept. The technique has been used to document root-cause and corrective-action activities to the satisfaction of many customers, including General Electric and Intel.

TOPS 8D is structured in such a way as to lead a group through a problem-solving activity. The structure is depicted as follows:

  • D-1: Define concern, organize and plan.
  • D-2: Describe problem in detail.
  • D-3: Contain problem.
  • D-4: Identify and verify root cause.
  • D-5: Develop corrective action plan.
  • D-6: Implement and verify corrective action.
  • D-7: Prevent recurrence.
  • D-8: Celebrate and communicate success.

When the customer brings an unacceptable part to your attention, the first thing to do if you are using the TOPS 8D is to define the concern or problem in succinct, clear verbiage (D-1). A project plan should be created for the purpose of eliminating the problem and improving the process.

This plan should include scope, key activities, boundaries, responsibilities, timelines and resources. The resources required for problem solving are best supported by a cross-functional team that best represents the manufacturing process.

Next, the team should describe the problem or opportunity for improvement and write a problem statement (D-2) describing the gap that exists between the as-is and desired states. The problem statement must be clear and focused on the specific nonconformance. It should clearly state what is wrong and effectively capture the degree, magnitude and scope of the nonconformance.

With the problem noted, attention must be shifted to containing the problem (D-3). Typically, these are the interim actions taken to ensure the customer receives no additional defective parts. Many organizations make the huge mistake of stopping here, often confusing containment with corrective action. In fact, it is impossible to move from containment to corrective action. Using this process will prevent that monstrous mistake.

At this point, the team is ready to start determining the root cause (D-4). This often starts by brainstorming potential causes, and then selecting which ones to address. Depending on the initial results, it might be necessary to revise the problem statement. Often overlooked here is the verification of the root cause, which means the problem can be turned on and off by manipulating the root cause.

With the root cause identified, the team is now ready to develop a corrective action plan (D-5). The team must decide on the optimum corrective action and plan its implementation. Once the corrective action is ready for implementation, a pilot test should be performed to make sure the action prevents the problem from occurring. During this pilot, the corrective action s effectiveness can be evaluated. Potential improvements can be documented, and open issues can be addressed.

For corrective action verification (D-6), remove the interim stopgaps. If these can be removed and the root cause does not manifest itself, the corrective action is successful and has been verified.

Another often-overlooked process step is the identification of practices that can prevent the recurrence (D-7) of the defect. Thoroughly evaluate the process, practice or system that allowed the root cause to occur. Regularly monitor and modify it to prevent the problem s recurrence.

Finally, the effort s success should be communicated (D-8). Everyone involved should be recognized, and the effort s completion should be celebrated. This simple practice helps ensure the continued use of the process. Even in difficult situations, it can pull people and teams closer together as collaboration is sought and built.

If you, as a practitioner of the TOPS 8D, document what you have done (your findings) and share them with your customers, you may find they will accept this means of documentation for the root-cause work you have done. The key is the documentation of the work. Creating an 8D template to capture the work done by the team is the perfect way to convey the answers your customer desperately wants. In fact, using this template can become somewhat of a project plan when initiated back in D1.

This process might strike some as cumbersome at first glance. Once a group gives it a try, however, its problem-solving benefits are immediately recognizable.

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Q: There is ongoing discussion at my company regarding nonconforming material. At what point in the process should material be identified as nonconforming and moved to the quarantine area?

Our process allows for product adjustments during manufacturing, and we have customers that require notification when a product is repaired, but some members of the staff do not consider those adjustments to be repairs. Can you provide a definition of repair as opposed to rework?

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Quantum Silicones LLC

A: Material should be identified as nonconforming as early in a process as possible, removed from the process and relegated to the quarantine area. The later in a process that material is found to be nonconforming, the more expensive it is to take actions to meet requirements or specifications.

The difference between repair and rework is debatable. Repair is defined as: Action taken on a nonconforming item so it will fulfill the intended usage requirements, although it may not conform to the originally specified requirements. Rework is defined as: Actions taken on a nonconforming item so it will fulfill the originally specified requirements. 1

Therefore, from a common-sense point of view, repair means redoing a step in a process or on a material so requirements are met, and rework means completely redoing a process or reworking a material so requirements are met.

You mentioned a problem at your organization in which some staff members do not consider product adjustments to be repairs. Most likely, the real issue is that the company has not established its own definition of repair. By clearly defining the term, your organization will eliminate any need for staff members to interpret things on their own.

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A: For rat traps, use peanut butter, bacon, fruits, vegetables, cereals or meats as a bait.

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A: For trapping mice, use peanut butter, chocolate, oats or nesting materials such as cotton or string as a bait.

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A: Be sure to check traps daily and replace as needed. Wear gloves when disposing of rodents. You can also disinfect the area with a household cleaner if you are concerned that there is a possible threat to your health.

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A: Remove the small staple holding the locking bar to the wood base. Place bait inside curl found at the end of the bait pedal. Pull back bow and hold down with thumb. With other hand, engage the curved portion locking bar under the small, V-shaped lip on the bait pedal.

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Q: The snap trap’s bait was eaten but no rodent was caught.

A: Try to use the least amount of bait possible in any style mouse trap used. The more bait you use, the easier it is for rodents to remove it without disturbing the traps. The goal is to have them apply extra force to the trigger pedal with their nose/tongue to remove the bait. To do this press a small amount of bait into the bait pedal.

Additionally, by using nesting materials like a string, mice will need to tug on the material to free it from the trap.

Be sure to position the snap trap so that the baited end of each trap is placed perpendicular to the wall. Rodents generally travel with their bodies against a wall for protection. It may be necessary to bait a rat trap without setting the trap and allow the bait to be eaten a couple of times. Then set the trap with more bait. Rats tend to shy away from new objects so this method gets them accustomed to the trap. Mice are more inquisitive than rats, so pre-baiting is less likely to be needed.

Q: I’m having trouble trapping rodents. What can I do?

A: Rodents will travel the same pathways over and over. Those pathways are always along the base of a wall or similar vertical structure. Traps should always be placed in the pathways. Pairs of traps can be employed since mice will often jump over obstructions in their normal path.

Use two traps in the position mentioned above or place them length-wise, end-to-end (red “V’s” on traps pointing towards each other) so that the bait pedal end will be encountered first as mice approach from either direction. For trickier spots like walls, air ducts, and crawl spaces, check out our article here.

Q: How do I keep my pets away from the mouse/rat traps?

A: Place the trap inside a small cardboard box that has enough height to allow the trap to snap. Cut a 3″ x 3 opening on two opposite sides of the box. Place the box with a baited trap in a known rodent path.

Q: How many of mice are born at once? How do I know that I’ve trapped them all?

A: It’s practically impossible to tell when you’ve trapped them all. You should continue to trap as long as you see mice or notice signs of activity.

The most apparent sign of an infestation is fresh droppings.

Q: What is the most common mistake in trapping?

A: The true number of rodents present is underestimated. As a result, not enough traps are used. Although you have killed a few rodents, the remainder of the population continues to multiply.

Q: Are expanded trigger snap traps superior to regular snap traps in controlling rodents?

Q: Will your live catch mouse traps work for voles also?

A: Unfortunately, no. Typically voles will not enter this type of live catch trap. A better alternative is the Havahart Cage Trap. It’s a cage-type trap designed for small rodents.

Q: How do I free a mouse or pet’s paw from a glue trap?

A: The glue from all our traps can be removed easily. Liberally coat the glue on the paw with vegetable oil. The oil will dissolve the glue within a short period of time. The oily residue can then be removed by washing with mild soap and warm water.

Q: Does a glue trap need to be baited?

A: No. Mousetraps of any kind simply need to be placed in known mice pathways. The mice will then encounter and rapidly explore the traps.

Q: Are glue traps efficacy affected by temperature?

A: Yes. If it is too warm, the glue will be too liquid and may begin to run. If it is too cold, the trap becomes less sticky.

Q: My glue board is covered in debris – what happened?

A: Some adult mice have been known to cover traps with debris that will render them ineffective. Typically, they will do this if the trap is in their familiar runway.

Q: Why did I find several young mice on 1 glue trap in 1 night?

A: Young mice from the same litter tend to run around together.

As a result, they will all rush onto the same glue trap.

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