Six Sigma Quality Improvement with Minitab by G. Robin Henderson

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This book aims to enable readers to understand and implement, via the widely used statistical software package Minitab (Release 16), statistical methods fundamental to the Six Sigma approach to the continuous improvement of products, processes and services.

The second edition includes the following new material:Pareto charts and Cause-and-Effect diagramsTime-weighted control charts cumulative sum (CUSUM) and exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA)Multivariate control chartsAcceptance sampling by attributes and variables (not provided in Release 14)Tests of association using the chi-square distributionLogistic regressionTaguchi experimental designs

 

About G. Robin Henderson

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Robin Henderson studied Mathematics in Professor Alexander Aitken's department at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Aitken developed the matrix formulation of linear regression models that is employed in statistical software packages such as MINITAB1. Following graduation, the author trained as a secondary school teacher and began his career in education at Boroughmuir School, Edinburgh. Since 2001, Robin has been operating as a sole consultant, trading as Halcro Consultancy, Loanhead, providing training and consultancy in statistics for quality improvement and Six Sigma. He has assisted Colin Barr Associates with the training of three groups of Six Sigma Black Belts, some participants being from nonmanufacturing organizations. With the Scottish Advanced Manufacturing Centre he has provided training and consultancy in statistical methods for quality improvement to two major companies. He is also currently employed as Coordinator at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for the Scottish National Stroke Audit. On this project he has introduced the use of Shewhart control charts for monitoring aspects of the process of stroke care. Membership of the Committee of the Quality Improvement Section of the Royal Statistical Society, of which he is a Fellow, is a role that the author finds stimulating and enjoyable. He is also a member of ENBIS, the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Wiley. 528 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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