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Category Archives: lean management tools

3 Keys to Measurement System Analysis

published on September 9, 2013

Everything we measure generates variation, especially when there are multiple hands involved. To be honest even with just one person performing the same function, there will be some variation. Variation is not the enemy, uncontrolled variation is our nemesis! When …

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Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

published on August 26, 2013

I am always an advocate of finding the right tool for your specific project, so I propose that you get to know MSA. It’s a great foundational tool and a great way to start building in the practice of good …

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Graphing for Six Sigma

published on August 5, 2013

In Six Sigma we are always collecting data, generally we are collecting data to address a current problem in our operations or services. The wonderful thing about Six Sigma is that we are also able to collect passive data. The …

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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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