Minitab Quality Improvement Experts to Present at ASQ World Conference

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Minitab experts will present at the ASQ World Conference in Indianapolis May 6-8.

Quality improvement experts from Minitab Inc., the leading maker of statistical software for quality improvement, will present at the ASQ World Conference in Indianapolis.

Quality improvement experts from Minitab Inc., the leading maker of statistical software for quality improvement, will present at the ASQ World Conference in Indianapolis.

I’ll cover the common problems practitioners run into when setting up and analyzing data for a DOE. -Scott Sterbenz

Design of experiments (DOE) is a statistical tool that helps quality practitioners evaluate several process factors simultaneously, reducing the number of experimental “runs” needed. In addition to saving time and resources, a well-designed DOE will also reveal if synergies between two or more factors might lead to an even better outcome than any one by itself.

To help quality professionals attending the ASQ 2013 World Conference in Indianapolis understand how DOE capabilities in Minitab Statistical Software can be used to assess the effects of several factors and identify optimal process settings, quality improvement expert Scott Sterbenz will present "From Bulb Failures to Bowling: Making Sure Your Designed Experiments Succeed" on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in room 205.

Sterbenz, Six Sigma master black belt at Ford Motor Company and technical advisor for the United States Bowling Congress, will discuss real-world DOE applications from both the auto industry and the U.S. Bowling Congress’ International Training and Research Center.

“I’ll share the lessons I’ve learned in successfully applying DOEs over the course of my career,” Sterbenz says. “I’ll also cover the common problems practitioners run into when setting up and analyzing data for a DOE.”

Another presentation, "Sampling Plans for Expanded Gage R&R Studies," will be given by Lou Johnson and Daniel Griffith, Minitab technical training specialists, on Tuesday, May 7 at 10:45 a.m. in room 122.

“We’ll explain how quality professionals can effectively assess the entire measurement system by performing an Expanded Gage R&R study using Minitab,” says Johnson. “Several industrial measurement system case studies will be used to illustrate efficient data collection plans and analysis for the most common Expanded Gage R&R studies.”

Two other sessions, beginning at 10:15 a.m. on May 6 in exhibit hall booth 306, will include demonstrations that detail how quality practitioners are using Minitab software to improve the quality of their products and services.

"Minitab Case Studies" will illustrate how Minitab customers from a variety of industries have utilized the software to successfully overcome business challenges with data analysis. "Meet Quality Companion" will highlight how Minitab’s powerful process improvement software can be used organize and complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the ASQ World Conference, starting with the opening reception May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall. Attendees are invited to stop at the Minitab booth (#600) 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 is proud to be the sponsor of this year’s ASQ International Team Excellence Awards Process, a global team recognition process that honors quality improvement teams demonstrating innovative applications of quality tools. Finalists will vie for gold, silver and bronze-level awards at the ASQ World Conference. Learn more at

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. delivers software and services for quality improvement and statistics education.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 100 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Lean Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America and LexisNexis.

Quality Trainer by Minitab provides easy access to quality statistics expertise whenever you need it. This subscription-based online learning course lets you learn or refresh your knowledge anytime and helps you use Minitab to apply statistics properly. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.

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 16 Statistical Software, is available at


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