State College, Pa. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
In an age where Lean Six Sigma and other data-driven quality improvement methods save companies millions, practitioners have become acutely aware of the need to keep their Lean Six Sigma and statistical skills sharp.
To help Lean and Six Sigma practitioners attending the ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. learn new skills and refresh their knowledge, several sessions will highlight Lean and Six Sigma tools, as well as examples and case studies that feature the use of Minitab Statistical Software for the analysis of quality improvement data.
Lou Johnson, senior Minitab technical training specialist, will present "Design of Experiments for Defect Reduction" on Monday, February 24, at 3:30 p.m. at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
Johnson’s presentation will discuss how Lean Six Sigma leaders can successfully design experiments to reduce defects in a process. He will use real-world case studies to illustrate his approach to designing effective experiments.
“When designing an experiment to fix a problem, it’s important to have a reasonable estimate as to what issue is most likely the cause,” says Johnson. “This insight will help you to design the experiment accordingly.”
Another session, "A Starbucks Coffee in less than 5 minutes?" will begin at 3:30 p.m. on February 24, also at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
The session will be presented by Brandon Theiss, an industrial engineer from Rutgers University who has worked in the field for over 10 years, and will discuss research that first attempts to define and parameterize the wait times that a customer experiences for a cup of coffee at the local Starbucks, and then explores the performance of the retailer to meet customer expected wait times.
In addition, Richard Wiltse, Divisional Black Belt at Tremco Inc., will present "Using DOE to Center a Wandering Process" at 9:15 a.m. on February 25 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.
Wiltse’s presentation will cover how Design of Experiments (DOE) was used to explore and identify the significant factors that affected the mean and variation of a manufacturing process.
Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the conference, as well as during the event’s expo, February 24-25 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Attendees are invited to visit the Minitab booth to learn more about the company’s products and services, which also include training, statistical mentoring, and free technical support.
Conference participants can connect with Minitab during the event and keep up-to-date with conference happenings on Twitter.
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé, and Pfizer.
Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma initiative around the world, and is used to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities. Qeystone manages your entire Lean Six Sigma deployment, from individual projects to executive-level reports. Quality Companion is used worldwide to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Quality Trainer is an online e-learning course that teaches statistics for quality improvement. All Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training and free technical support.
Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.
A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of the company’s flagship product, Minitab Statistical Software, is available at http://www.minitab.com.