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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.

Nov 29
Published in Quality Improvement

Control Your Control Chart!

As a member of Minitab's Technical Support team, I get the opportunity to work with many people creating control charts. They know the importance of monitoring their processes with control charts, but many don’t realize that they themselves could play a vital role in improving the effectiveness of the control charts.  

Nov 29
Published in Project Tools

5 Tips to Make Process Improvements Stick!

For a process improvement practitioner, finishing the Control Phase of the DMAIC process is your ticket to move on to your next project. You’ve done an excellent job leading the project team because they identified root causes, developed and implemented solutions to resolve those root causes, put a control plan in place and transitioned the process back to the Process Owner. Soon, however, you learn that the process has reverted to its original state.

Nov 28
Published in Data Analysis

The Easiest Way to Do Multiple Regression Analysis

Maybe you're just getting started with analyzing data. Maybe you're reasonably knowledgeable about statistics, but it's been a long time since you did a particular analysis and you feel a little bit rusty. In either case, the Assistant menu in Minitab Statistical Software gives you an interactive guide from start to finish. It will help you choose the right tool quickly, analyze your data properly, and even interpret the results appropriately. 

Nov 28
Published in Data Analysis

A Swiss Army Knife for Analyzing Data

Easy access to the right tools makes any task easier. That simple idea has made the Swiss Army knife essential for adventurers: just one item in your pocket gives you instant access to dozens of tools when you need them.