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  • 10 Statistical Concepts Everyone Should Know

    Bill Kappele, technical director and instructor at consulting company Objective DOE, does a great job of teaching individuals and organizations how to use experiments to reach a powerful level of improvement knowledge. He’s compiled a list of 10 statistical concepts that every engineer shou...

    Tags: Tools & Methods, design of experiments, DOE, measurement system analysis, MSA, SPC, statistical process control

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  • Combining Statistical Design and Statistical Control -- Can it Work?

    Kieron Dey recently published a book titled Competitive Innovation and Improvement: Statistical Design and Control, which explains how to combine two widely known statistical methods — statistical design and statistical control — in a manner that can solve any business, government, or...

    Tags: Competitive Innovation and Improvement, DMAIC, Kieron Dey, PDCA, simultaneous design, six sigma, SPC, statistical control, statistical design, statistical process control, surevey sampling

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  • Zero Defects is Not Unreasonable

    One of the most often witnessed symptoms of Lean Management that I come across nowadays are whiteboards with performance indicators. These serve as one of the central elements in weekly (or when I’m lucky, daily) huddles that are so fashionable nowadays. Now of course a lot of good things c...

    Tags: Built-in Quality (Jidoka), Andon, Continual Improvement, Leadership, Lean, Poka Yoke, Quality, SPC

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  • Controls Charts Are Good for So Much More than SPC!

    Control charts take data about your process and plot it so you can distinguish between common-cause and special-cause variation. Knowing the difference is important because it permits you to address potential problems without over-controlling your process.   Control charts are fantastic for...

    Tags: Control Charts, SPC

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  • Acceptance Sampling In The Age Of Low PPM Defectives

    Today, some automotive parts manufacturers are able to deliver one million consecutive units without a single defective, and pondering quality management practices appropriate for this level of performance is not idle speculation. Of course, it is only achieved by outstanding … Continue re...

    Tags: Laws of nature, Acceptance Sampling, DPMO, Lean Quality, Six Sigma, SPC

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  • SPC - Introduction

    This will be the first of a series of articles created with the purpose of structuring some of the most important concepts for workers but hostile to so many professionals who have not been able to deepen the knowledge of such topics from a point of theoretical view. Obviously, it will not be my...

    Tags: SPC, Statistical Process Control

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  • SPC : The first charts, X-Chart, R-Chart, S-Chart

    In the previous article we have outlined the three main features of a statistical distribution: Location, Spread and Shape. We also defined the term "Measurement" and its possible definition domains "Discreet" and "Continuous". When we talk about Statistical Process Control (SPC), in ...

    Tags: x-chart, R-Chart, S-Chart, control charts, SPC

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  • X-Chart , R-Chart, S-Chart template and calculation

    Simple but effective file for learning the basic for the creation of Control Charts: X-Chart, R-Chart, S-Chart

    Tags: X-Chart, R-Chart, S-Chart, SPC, control charts


  • Why Many Japanese Organizations Think Six Sigma Is A Joke | Ian Moore | Nipponica

    “Six Sigma as a problem-solving methodology causes many hang-ups for Japanese managers. Many Americans seeking training in Six Sigma in Japanese organizations face resistance with little explanation as to why. This often leads to frustration and contempt towards management.  They &hell...

    Tags: Blog clippings, Japan, Quality, Six Sigma, SPC

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  • Why a Performance Review Makes No Sense – a Systems View

    A company is not a collection of individuals. Contemporary science helps us to understand that organizations are, instead, “complex systems”, ruled by non-linear interactions that make it difficult to make any prediction when any change is effected. That’s why any approach to im...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Deming, performance measurement, performance review, SPC, variation

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