Minitab Quality Improvement Experts to Present at ASQ World Conference

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Experts from Minitab Inc., maker of the leading statistical software for quality improvement, will present at the ASQ World Conference in Anaheim, Calif. May 21.

Quality improvement experts from Minitab Inc., the leading maker of statistical software for quality improvement, will present at the ASQ World Conference in Anaheim, Calif. May 21.

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

We’ll explain how quality professionals can effectively assess the entire measurement system by performing an Expanded Gage R&R Study using Minitab Statistical Software.

Quality improvement professionals rely on statistical tools like Gage R&R to assess the precision of measurement systems used to collect data for controlling quality in critical processes. Traditionally, Gage R&R studies focus on just two factors—parts and operators—but including additional factors can help paint a more complete picture of a measurement system.

To help quality professionals attending the ASQ 2012 World Conference in Anaheim, Calif. understand how to include factors beyond parts and operators in their Gage R&R studies, Minitab experts will present "Implementing an Expanded Gage R&R Study" on Monday, May 21, 2012 starting at 3 p.m. in room 207C.

The presenters, Lou Johnson, Minitab technical training specialist, and Steve Bailey, master black belt at DuPont, will discuss industry applications of Expanded Gage R&R studies.

“Simply repeating the standard study for additional factors is incomplete and often inefficient,” Johnson says. “We’ll explain how quality professionals can effectively assess the entire measurement system by performing an Expanded Gage R&R Study using Minitab Statistical Software.”

Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the ASQ World Conference, starting with the opening reception May 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall. Attendees are invited to stop at the Minitab booth (#403) to learn more about the company’s products and services, which also include training, statistical mentoring and free technical support.

Two other sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. in booth 202, will include demonstrations that detail the features built into Minitab’s most recent software releases.

"Mapping the Value Stream" with Quality Companion will illustrate how Minitab’s powerful process improvement software can quickly create value stream maps to streamline, eliminate waste from and add value to processes. "Minitab: A GPS for Statistics" will highlight Minitab Statistical Software’s Assistant feature, which offers interactive decision trees for choosing the right analysis and comprehensive reports that allow even novices to easily analyze data with confidence.

A complete schedule of conference events, including those highlighted above, can be accessed via mobile devices on the ASQ WCQI Mobile Link sponsored by Minitab at team.asq.org/wcqi.

Conference participants can connect with Minitab during the event and keep up-to-date with conference happenings on Twitter by tagging conference tweets with #minitab40.

Minitab is the platinum sponsor of this year’s ASQ World Conference, which is one of the premier events for quality professionals.

“The ASQ World Conference provides the unique opportunity to see how practitioners are improving quality across a variety of industries,” says Michelle Paret, Minitab product marketing manager. “At Minitab, we are dedicated to helping quality improvement professionals succeed, and we’re very proud to sponsor this event.”

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.

A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of the company’s flagship product, Minitab 16 Statistical Software, is available at http://www.minitab16.com.

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