Minitab Quality Improvement Expert to Present at IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference

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An expert-user of Minitab Statistical Software, the leading software for quality improvement, will present at the IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Atlanta September 25.

Minitab's Joel Smith will present "A Perfect 10! Or is it? Evaluating Non-Standard Measurement Systems Using the Olympics" on September 25 at the IIE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma conference.

I’ll use judging results from Olympic events to show how to evaluate measurement systems more robustly using general linear models in place of Gage R&R.

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 in engineering, attending the IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference to learn new skills and refresh their knowledge, Minitab statistician and senior business development representative Joel Smith will present "A Perfect 10! Or is it? Evaluating Non-Standard Measurement Systems Using the Olympics" on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:05 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza at Ravinia in Atlanta.

Most statisticians, Lean and Six Sigma practitioners, and quality professionals know to evaluate their measurement system before making any decisions based on their data. “This is, of course, because we want to trust the data and the information it gives us,” says Smith.

In his presentation, Smith will discuss examples of how to analyze measurement systems and then how to explain the topic to a quality improvement team.

“I’ll use judging results from Olympic events to show how to evaluate measurement systems more robustly using general linear models in place of Gage R&R,” says Smith. “We’ll also discuss if the statistics say whether or not the Olympic judges are doing a good job.”

Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the conference, as well as during the event’s expo, September 24-25 at the Crowne Plaza – Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Attendees are invited to visit the Minitab booth (# 9) 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 16 is the latest example of Minitab Inc.’s efforts to provide the best tools for the analysis of quality improvement data. A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of Minitab 16 is available at http://www.minitab16.com.

About Minitab
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. 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.

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