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Tag Archives: lean management tools

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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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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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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The Value of a Capability Study

published on January 6, 2014

We opened last week with Process Capability and before we go full-fledged into that area, I want to pause and put some focus on capability studies. What is a Capability Study? To review from last week, a capability study is …

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