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Category Archives: Continuous Improvement

Variation: The Sources

published on March 24, 2014

In metrics the most honest finding will be that your metrics will have degrees of variation. Understanding where and how those metrics occur, is the key to using your data in a forward thinking strategy. Let’s start with something simple, …

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Six Sigma Tools: Normal Distribution

published on November 12, 2012

As we go over Six Sigma statistics, we have to talk about normal distribution. Before we get to that though we have to talk about why distribution is important to the way you interpret your data. In interpreting your data …

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6Sigma Tools: Process Control Categories

published on September 10, 2012

In this blog we have talked a lot about the different tools we can use in our improvement projects, but it’s my professional opinion that knowing why something works is as good as if not better than knowing that it …

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6Sigma Tools: Process Mapping Levels

published on August 6, 2012

This week we will continue our discussion on process mapping, I promise it will not go on forever, but it does have a lot of intricacies. Many people think that process mapping is just putting some shapes on a diagram, …

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6Sigma Tools: Standard Symbols

published on July 30, 2012

6Sigma Tools: Process Mapping-Standard Symbols As I said last week, process mapping is one of my favorite 6Sigma tools and the best thing about it is that anyone can do it. Now as with all things 6Sigma it can be …

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