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Design of Experiments in Search Engine Optimization: A Six Sigma Approach

Mini-Paper from the May 2013 Newsletter

by Shraim, Mustafa; Rajamani, Thairajan

Mini-Paper from the May 2013 Newsletter..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Keywords:Designed experiments, Search Engine Optimization, e-Marketing

Accelerating Product and Process Development Through Parallel Thinking and Experimentation

Mini-paper October 2012 Newsletter

by Kevin Gallagher; Dave Sartori;

Mikel Harry, one of the founding fathers of the Six Sigma movement, once stated that the next evolution in Six Sigma will not be towards higher levels of process capability but instead will involve a breakthrough in the quality of thought at the individual level. In this paper application of this philosophy is used to accelerate new product and process development with a methodology driven by question generation and parallel-thinking. There are typically many, many questions that need to be answered to close the gap in our understanding of Y = f(x) for a given product or process, consider ways in which you can answer these questions in parallel to accelerate your knowledge capture. By definition, multifactor DOEs already accomplish this. But often there are questions about the variation in the measurement system or underlying process or both. In this paper, a case study has been provided in which questions about the effects of controllable factors where answered in parallel with questions rega

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • Keywords:Process Development, Product development, Six Sigma, Designed experiments, Gage R
Open Access

Downsizing Avoidance: Applying Lean Six Sigma Tools in a 9-Step R-invented Business Management Sys.

2010 Institute for Continual Quality Improvement Presentation

by Haynes, Rick; Breyfogle, Forrest

This presentation describes the nine logical steps associated with the E-DMAIC system. These steps truly integrate the Lean and Six Sigma tools to benefit the business as a whole...

  • Filetype: mp4
  • Publish date: 2011-03
  • Keywords:Managerial systems,Six Sigma
Open Access

International Statistical Standards: A Guide for the Uninitiated

by Johnson, Mark E.;

International statistical standards provide an abundance of tools for potential use by practitioners. The collection of these standards can be thought of as constituting a toolbox including a variety of statistical methodologies. These documents can be extraordinarily helpful, if one or more of them match the problem at hand. For applications involving commerce with countries belonging to the ISO community, the use of an international standard provides immediate credibility—particularly with in the areas of acceptance sampling and measurement method accuracy. Munitions, food quality control, and inter-laboratory testing are some areas for which statistical standards have played an important role. However, international statistical standards are not a panacea, as the range of topics covered is limited to material covered in sixty-eight published documents (as of 17 August 2010). There is a loyal users community for international statistical standards but the statistical profession as

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-10
  • Keywords:Acceptance sampling, Measurement method accuracy, Measurement systems validation, Bulk sampling, Interpretation of data, Statistical terminology, Statistical process control, Inter-laboratory testing
Open Access

The Embedded Statistician

2003 Youden Address

by Hahn, Gerald J.

The “embedded statistician” is here to save the statistics profession in a new era of global challenges. Taken from the Winter 2003 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-01
  • Keywords:DMAIC (Define Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Data acquisition, Measurement Error
Open Access

Beyond Six Sigma: Methods to Ensure Your Organization's Health

by Breyfogle III, Forrest

AQC Presentation...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-06
  • Keywords:Lean, Six Sigma
Open Access

Six Sigma, Measurement Systems, and the Hidden Factory

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 2003 Newsletter

by Rodebaugh, Bill

Measurement systems ineffectively designed and implemented may contribute to the inefficiencies of “the hidden factory”. This Mini Paper presents an approach to avoid these inefficiencies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:Cost of poor quality (COPQ), Gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) analysis, Precision to tolerance (P/T) ration, X-bar and R chart
Open Access

Basic Tools: Effective Six Sigma via Statistical Thinking

Taken from Spring 2003 Newsletter

by Jensen, Willis

This Basic Tools article shows the importance and advantages of using statistical thinking in Six Sigma projects...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, Statistical thinking, Control charts
Open Access

Six Sigma Panel - Breakthrough Strategy or Management Fad?

by Unknown

AQC Presentation...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2001-06
  • Keywords:Six Sigma, Statistics
Open Access

Six Sigma

by Unknown

AQC Presentation...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2001-06
  • Keywords:Statistics, Continuous Improvement

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