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Tag Archives: Continous Improvement

Oh, How They Vary!

published on April 7, 2014

Last week we talked about normal distribution in your data. This week let’s kick the conversation off with non-normal distribution. There are a few different types of non-normal distribution, let’s take a look. Skewed distribution Skewed data is quite simply, …

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Measuring Your Capability: Cpk, Ppk, Cp and Pp

published on February 17, 2014

  As we keep walking down this wonderful world of 6Sigma it’s important that we talk about how capability is measured. We’ve been talking about process capability for a few weeks now, so let’s talk about the capability measurement methods. This …

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Understanding Performance: Baseline Performance

published on January 27, 2014

In our conversations about process capability, I want to focus your attention on baseline performance. Baseline Performance is an alternative way to view long-term and short-term data. When you hear baseline performance it most likely will be a description of …

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Data Specifications: What You Need to Know

published on January 20, 2014

Last week we talked about understanding data and to continue with that thread, I want to talk about the specifics of collecting data. There are a few things to consider when you are deciding how to capture your data and …

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The X-Files: Understanding Data

published on January 13, 2014

One of the key things learnt from 6Sigma is the ability to accurately measure and analyze the information your organization collects. This can be as technical or as general as your organization needs, the key is to understand the level …

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