Tips and Techniques for Statistics and Quality Improvement

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Data Analysis (15)

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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Industries (4)

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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Dec 18
Published in Real Time SPC

The Success of Your Supply Chain Starts with You

It is not uncommon for plant managers, quality teams and compliance managers to know they have quality issues in the supply chain but not have the right intelligence to properly pinpoint the problem. Internal supply chain teams excel in logistics, planning and scheduling, but many organizations have gaps when it comes to who is responsible for tracking supplier quality.

Dec 14
Published in Industries

18 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Quality Assurance In Hospital.


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Thousands of companies in so many diverse industries, use Minitab Statistical Software, Companion by Minitab, Quality Trainer to uncover flaws in their processes and improve them. And educators in more than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab Statistical Software to teach their students the power of data analysis.

Dec 09
Published in Industries

Why You Should Celebrate Healthcare Quality Week

October 16–22 is National Healthcare Quality Week, started by the National Association for Healthcare Quality to increase awareness of healthcare quality programs and to highlight the work of healthcare quality professionals and their influence on improved patient care outcomes.

Dec 09
Published in Project Tools

5 Conditions that Could Put Your Quality Program on the Chopping Block

By some estimates, up to 70 percent of quality initiatives fail. Why do so many improvement programs, which are championed and staffed by smart, dedicated people, ultimately end up on the chopping block?

According to the Juran Institute, which specializes in training, certification, and consulting on quality management, the No. 1 reason quality improvement initiatives fail is a lack of management support.

Dec 09
Published in Quality Improvement

Doing Gage R&R at the Microscopic Level

How would you measure a hole that was allowed to vary one tenth the size of a human hair? What if the warmth from holding the part in your hand could take the measurement from good to bad? These are the types of problems that must be dealt with when measuring at the micron level.

Dec 09
Published in Data Analysis

Gleaning Insights from Election Data with Basic Statistical Tools

One of the biggest pieces of international news last year was the so-called "Brexit" referendum, in which a majority of voters in the United Kingdom cast their ballots to leave the European Union (EU).

That outcome shocked the world. Follow-up media coverage has asserted that the younger generation prefers to remain in the EU since that means more opportunities on the continent. The older generation, on the other hand, prefers to leave the EU.