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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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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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.

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: