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Blog posts and articles with tips for analyzing data for quality improvement methodologies, including Six Sigma and Lean.

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Blog posts about statistical and practical tools used to manage quality improvement projects including Lean and Six Sigma initiatives.

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Blog posts and articles about using statistics and data analysis to improve quality through methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.

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Blog posts and articles about using data analysis and statistics in quality improvement initiatives in healthcare,Food,Manufacturing.

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The purpose of this blog is to share our experience at manufacturing plants all over the world, in a wide variety of industries, each with their own unique challenges and goals.

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Jan 05
Published in Industries

Using Data to Save Lives: Q&A on Quality Improvement in Healthcare

On the heels of Healthcare Quality Week last week, we wanted to share our conversation with Dr. Sandy Fogel, the surgical quality officer at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA.

Jan 05
Published in Project Tools

Need to Validate Minitab per FDA Guidelines? Get Minitab's Validation Kit

Last week I was fielding questions on social media about Minitab 18, the latest version of our statistical software. Almost as soon as the new release was announced, we received a question that comes up often from people in pharmaceutical and medical device companies:

Jan 05
Published in Quality Improvement

Cp and Cpk: Two Process Perspectives, One Process Reality

It’s usually not a good idea to rely solely on a single statistic to draw conclusions about your process. Do that, and you could fall into the clutches of the “duck-rabbit” illusion shown here:

Jan 05
Published in Data Analysis

Fighting Wildfires with Statistical Analysis

Wildfires in California have killed at least 40 people and burned more than 217,000 acres in the past few weeks. Nearly 8,000 firefighters are trying to contain the blazes with the aid of more than 800 firetrucks, 70 helicopters and 30 planes.

Dec 21
Published in Industries

Creating Value from Your Data

There may be huge potential benefits waiting in the data in your servers. These data may be used for many different purposes. Better data allows better decisions, of course. Banks, insurance firms, and telecom companies already own a large amount of data about their customers. These resources are useful for building a more personal relationship with each customer.

Dec 21
Published in Quality Improvement

What Do Ventilated Shelf Installation and Measurement Systems Analysis Have in Common?

Have you ever tried to install ventilated shelving in a closet?  You know: the heavy-duty, white- or gray-colored vinyl-coated wire shelving? The one that allows you to get organized, more efficient with space, and is strong and maintenance-free? Yep, that’s the one. Did I mention this stuff is strong?  As in, really hard to cut?