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Nonstatistical Skills That Can Help Statisticians Be More Effective

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1997 Newsletter

by Ronald D. Snee

Organizations are adopting new approaches to management and operations. New skills are needed if statisticians are to take advantage of these opportunities. It is shown how these new skills have much in common with statistical thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1997-01
  • Keywords:Statistical Thinking, Communication, Organizational development, Consulting, PDSA cycle, Flowchart, interrelationship digraph, affinity diagrams
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Change and Improvement: Guidelines for Action When the System Resists

1996 Youden Address

by James M. Lucas

This address discusses examples of the systems approach to problem formulation and solution, gives recommended changes that “we the people” can make, and offers some new technical tools...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1997-01
  • Keywords:Systems thinking, Statistical thinking, Organizational development
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Smooth Work Flow Lowers Complexity and Raises Your Output

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 1996 Newsletter

by Fuller, Tim; Propst, Annabeth;

This Mini Paper presents Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints model for improving work flow and reducing complexity and shows how two different manufacturing organizations have implemented them...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-09
  • Keywords:Goldratt’s theory of constraints model, Process management, Variance Reduction
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A Primer for Enumerative vs. Analytic Studies: Using Caution in Statistical Inferences

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1996 Newsletter

by Beachell, Eileen J.; Monda, Marilyn;

This paper explains why it is important to distinguish between enumerative and analytic studies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-06
  • Keywords:Enumerative study, Analytic study, Common cause, Special cause
Open Access

Statistical Thinking - Definition

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-06
  • Keywords:
Open Access

Statistical Thinking

by Britz, Galen; Emerling, Donald

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-03
  • Keywords:Statistics, Statistical Thinking
Open Access

Using On-Line Process Data to Improve Quality

Youden Address Appearing in Winter 1996 Newsletter

by MacGregor, John F.;

This Youden address identifies the urgency for statisticians to take advantage of the abundance of on-line process data and come up with the next generation of improved multivariate control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-01
  • Keywords:Principal components, Projection latent structures (PLS), Control charts, Covariance, Collinearity, Signal-to-noise ratio, Squared prediction error (SPE), Assignable cause, Common cause, Hotelling’s T2 statistic, Control limits, Hypothesis testing
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How Do World Class Organizations Use Statistics? ( A Study of Best Practices)

Mini Paper Taken from the Winter 1995 Newsletter

by Parr, William C.;

This paper outlines the dimensions of an ideal implementation of statistical methods for improving organizational performance...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-12
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Statistical thinking
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Just What Does an EWMA Do (Part 2)?

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 1995 Newsletter

by Hunter, Stuart J.;

This paper extends the discussion of EWMA charts presented in the previous newsletter and compares their use with traditional Shewhart control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-10
  • Keywords:Exponentially Weighted Moving Averages (EWMA), Control charts, Shewhart chart, Average run length (ARL), Statistical process control, Automatic process control, Autocorrelation, Variogram
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Just What Does an EWMA Do?

Mini Paper Taken from the Summer 1995 Newsletter

by Wheeler, Donald J.;

This paper describes EWMA charts and compares their use and characteristics with traditional Shewhart control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-06
  • Keywords:Exponentially Weighted Moving Averages (EWMA), Control charts, Shewhart chart, Average run length (ARL), Statistical process control, Automatic process control

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