Truly Understanding Hypothesis Testing Concepts: Making a Complex Topic Simple

I attended e-learning micro-event event last week! It’s a great concept being used by Smarter Solutions. The concept is to provide short one hour training classes (“micro-events”) via the web for a very low cost. The micro event I attended was titled, Truly Understanding Hypothesis Testing Concepts: Making a Complex Topic Simple.  It truly lived […]

Free Webcast this Thursday: “How Capable are Your Capability Metrics? Using @RISK to Demonstrate Their Limitations”

Join us this Thursday, February 16, 2012, for a free live webcast entitled, "How Capable are Your Capability Metrics? Using @RISK to Demonstrate Their Limitations," to be presented by Rick Haynes. In the field of Six Sigma, there is a lot of discussion about the applicability of the traditional capability metrics. Cp, Cpk, Pp, and […]

Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Understand the Sensitivity of a Complex System

Can averages be a dangerous measurement on which to base your decisions? According to Britt Calloway, Research and Development Engineer for Bastian Solutions, they can be. In Britt’s case, he used a toy robot to model target throughput of an actual robot in a palletizing operation, and his concerns over uncertainty in this test lead […]

Smoothing the Rough Places in Supply Chain Management

Recently Software Advice posted a guest blog on supply chain planning by Chad Smith and Carol Ptak  of the Demand Driven Institute.  Their agenda is to improve the efficiency and agility of supply chains by changing the way manufacturers conceive of Material Requirements Planning.  They believe that conventional ERP software is too generic to account […]

Free Webcast Today! 11:00am – Noon ET: “What Is Our Risk If We Cut Too Deep In Our Workforce?”

Today from 11:00am to Noon ET, Sandi Claudell will present a free live webcast. In all businesses there is a certain demand on resources to produce a certain amount of results in a given window of time. Building a car to meet customer demand, answering help lines so no one waits too long or drops […]

The Summit Looms!

There’s an important event coming up in just a few short weeks–"Profit through Process," the IQPC Lean Six Sigma summit.  The summit is an almost week-long conference in Orlando, January 17 through January 20. IQPC has rounded up about 800 experts to deliver their knowledge, insights, and often inspiration to the folks who attend.   These […]

Information Rich Data Poor – Data Converted into Information for Hospital Management

A couple of months ago Palisade Partner Ed Biernat and I gave the Times of London our perspective on what kinds of workplaces were promising avenues for expansion of Six Sigma. We pointed out that hospital operations were a field wide open for plowing. We didn’t go into the substance of this suggestion, but now MindSpring’s Sandi […]

Free Webcast This Thursday: “Assessing Your New Product, Process or Service Introduction Methodology: Is Yours Premier? Does it Enable Six Sigma Performance?”

On Thursday, August 19, 2010, David Roy will present a free live webcast entitled. "Assessing Your New Product, Process or Service Introduction Methodology: Is Yours Premier? Does it Enable Six Sigma Performance? " As companies make changes to or introduce new Products, Processes or Services, we observe a wide spectrum of methodology; from well defined […]