Tips and Techniques for Statistics and Quality Improvement

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Data Analysis (29)

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

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Project Tools (4)

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

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Quality Improvement (5)

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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Real Time SPC (6)

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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Mar 26
Published in Data Analysis

What is DOE?

What is DOE?

When it comes to the definition, it can be defined as, Design of experiments (DOE) is a methodical, demanding approach to engineering problem-solving that applies principles and techniques at the data collection stage so as to safeguard the generation of valid, defensible, and manageable engineering conclusions.

Mar 23
Published in Data Analysis

What is SPC?

What is SPC?

SPC is the technique of determining and controlling quality by monitoring the manufacturing process. Quality data is collected in the form of product or process measurements or readings from various machines or instrumentation.

Mar 23
Published in Data Analysis

What is Data Science?

What is Data Science?

Its might be surprising that how we use data science I n everyday life, Marketing campaigns, Uber, Siri, price comparison sites, Amazon recommendations, gaming and image recognition, are all powered, to varying degrees, by data science.

Feb 20
Published in Quality Improvement

Drive Efficiency in Your Process: 5 Critical Lean Tools

Lean, also known as “Lean Manufacturing” or “Lean Production,” focuses on maximizing customer value by removing waste and eliminating defects. Lean tools are about understanding the process, looking for waste, preventing mistakes and documenting what you did. 

Feb 20
Published in Data Analysis

3 Keys to Getting Reliable Data

Can you trust your data? 

That's the very first question we need to ask when we perform a statistical analysis. If the data's no good, it doesn't matter what statistical methods we employ, nor how much expertise we have in analyzing data. If we start with bad data, we'll end up with unreliable results. Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.

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.