STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Statistics and data analysis play a central role in Six Sigma and other quality improvement methods in business and industry. But when organizations try to implement these methods, they frequently discover that not all employees understand statistics—and even those who have statistical training need to refresh their knowledge regularly.
To help people involved in quality improvement initiatives get up to speed with statistics quickly, Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, introduced Quality Trainer, an e-learning course focused on statistics for Lean Six Sigma and data analysis with Minitab Statistical Software. It’s been enthusiastically adopted by companies including Caterpillar, Cummins, Baxter Healthcare, the U.S. Postal Service and many more.
Organizations looking to increase the level of statistical skills among their employees can find out more in a free webinar, “Learn Statistics Anytime, Anywhere,” on February 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5:00) and on February 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5:00).
Participants will see how Quality Trainer can help them easily learn statistics and how to analyze their data using Minitab. Space is limited. Registration is free at http://www.minitab.com/training/web-events/.
Quality Trainer’s engaging, Web-based design makes difficult statistical concepts easy to grasp and gives professionals convenient access to an ongoing resource for their projects. “Anyone can benefit from this opportunity to boost their statistical know-how and learn at their own pace,” says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager at Minitab. “And with subscriptions starting at just $30 US per month, it's an extremely affordable way to develop your skills.”
Using narration, animation and other multimedia, Quality Trainer teaches subscribers how to apply statistics and make the most effective use of their data.
The course's nine chapters cover basic graphical analysis and statistical inference, as well as more advanced techniques like process capability, analysis of variance and design of experiments.
For more information about Minitab’s quality improvement solutions, visit http://www.minitab.com.
About Minitab Inc.
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 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. For more information, visit http://www.minitab.com.