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Understanding Data Differences Equals Making Better Decisions

September 2011 Webinar

by Fischer, Wayne G.;

This basic, introductory webinar uses everyday data from real life to discern which differences matter: how to detect them, how to interpret them, and how to use them for process improvement...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • Keywords:Control charts, Control limits, Histogram, I and MR chart, Shewhart chart, Special cause, Common cause, Statistical process control, Variability
Open Access

Statistical Thinking with Six Sigma and Lean

by Rodebaugh, William; Grace, W.R; Ficalora, Joe; Costello, Joe; Renaud, Julien; Breyfogle III, Forrest W.; Pound, Edward S.; Spearman, Mark L.

Includes "Combining Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies"; "Beyond Six Sigma/Lean: Methods to Ensure Your Organization's Health"; and "Productivity, Quality and Measures: Using Factory Physics Principles to Resolve Conflict and Improve Productivity"...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-04
  • Keywords:Factory Physics, Capacity, Time, Inventory, Variability, WIP, Utilization
Open Access

Accounting for Measurement System Variability

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 1999 Newsletter

by Capone, Sandy

This paper illustrates how to adjust for measurement system variability when evaluating process variability...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-11
  • Keywords:Variability, Measurement system variability, Control charts, X-bar and R chart, Capability, Cpk
Open Access

Process Capability Indices

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1999 Newsletter

by Mitchell, Robert H.;

This paper presents the definitions of several capability indices and explains why they can sometimes lead to flawed decisions...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-01
  • Keywords:Process capability, X-bar and R chart, Special cause, Common cause, Variability

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