Minitab Offers Free Webinar on Lean Six Sigma Software

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Event highlights how process improvement software from Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality practitioners, makes Lean Six Sigma projects easier to manage and complete.

Quality Companion’s built-in “soft” tools for process mapping, brainstorming and other tasks make it easy to complete each step in your Lean Six Sigma project.

Quality Companion’s built-in “soft” tools for process mapping, brainstorming and other tasks make it easy to complete each step in your Lean Six Sigma project.

Quality Companion has been embraced by organizations including Xerox, the U.S. Postal Service and BHP Billiton.

Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is offering a free webinar to highlight how its process improvement software can support Lean Six Sigma projects.

“Meet Quality Companion” will be held on May 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT-4:00). Registration is free at http://www.minitab.com/training/web-events/ Space is limited.

Quality Companion was designed by experienced practitioners to help improvement professionals manage Lean Six Sigma and other projects in one application.

Companion’s Project Roadmap™ helps plot a clear course of action to execute improvement projects. Adding Companion’s built-in “soft” tools, such as process mapping, brainstorming and reporting, creates a detailed plan for the entire project—and the means to complete each step.

The software also includes more than 100 form templates, including C&E Matrix, FMEA and Project Charter, all of which are easily customized to fit any organization. Quality Companion even offers on-demand guidance, with built-in Coaches that give expert advice from experienced Lean Six Sigma professionals.

Quality Companion features a powerful tool for Value Stream Mapping (VSM), a Lean Six Sigma technique used to analyze the flow of information and materials needed to bring products to customers. The tool can be used to help improve manufacturing, supply chain, service-related, healthcare, software development or product development processes.

When a project ends, Companion maintains the entire project in one easy-to-manage file, making it simple to archive and review in the future.

Quality Companion also integrates with the Quality Companion Dashboard, a utility that aggregates and displays details of all projects in a single view to help you evaluate your progress and success, and can serve as a launch pad for projects.

Quality Companion has been embraced by organizations including Xerox, the U.S. Postal Service and BHP Billiton. A free, 30-day trial version is available at http://www.QualityCompanion.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 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

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, e-learning opportunities, 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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