Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab

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January 5, 2009


Electronic book text, 408 pages

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0071626212 / 9780071626217

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Effectively Execute Lean Six Sigma Projects using SigmaXL and Minitab

Written by a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Ph.D., this practical guide to Lean Six Sigma project execution follows the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) roadmap. The many real-world examples used in the book offer in-depth theoretical analyses and are implemented using the two most popular statistical software suites--SigmaXL and Minitab. This expert resource covers Lean topics ranging from basic data analysis to complex design of experiments and statistical process control. Harness the power of SigmaXL and Minitab and enable sustained positive operational results throughout your organization with help from this authoritative guide.

Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab explains how to:

  • Define the project goals, project manager, value statement, stakeholders, and risk
  • Schedule tasks using the Gantt chart, critical path analysis, and program evaluation and review technique
  • Capture the voice of internal and external customers
  • Assess the cost of quality
  • Gather data and measure process performance
  • Perform process capabilities analysis
  • Apply Lean Six Sigma metrics to determine baseline performance
  • Implement analysis techniques such as Pareto analysis, value stream mapping, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and ¬†regression analysis
  • Identify constraints via factorial experiments, and implement process improvements
  • Monitor production performance using statistical process control


Table of contents

  • Project Planning
  • Project Charter
  • Cost Of Poor Quality
  • Capturing the voice of the customer
  • Kano Analysis
  • Critical to Quality Tree
  • Stakeholder Analysis Measure
  • Six Sigma Lean Metrics
  • Data Collection
  • Check sheet
  • Checklist
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Process Capability Analysis Analyze
  • Process Analysis
  • Seven Types of Waste
  • Brainstorming
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Root cause analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Estimation
  • Nonparametric tests
  • Value stream Mapping
  • Value Time Map
  • Cycle Time Reduction
  • Customer Data Analysis
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • FMEA
  • Normality Testing
  • Distribution Identification
  • 5 Whys
  • Improve
  • DOE
  • Pugh Matrix
  • TOC
  • MSA
  • 5 S
  • Set Up Reduction Control
  • SPC
  • TPM
  • Standard Work
  • Control Plans
  • Equipment Effectiveness - TPM
  • Pre Control Charts

Author comments

Issa Bass (Memphis, TN) is the founding editor of SixSigmaFirst.com. He worked as a Quality Manager and Senior Operations Manager for Cingular Wireless and as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Six Sigma Project Manager for Kenco Group, Inc.; he is the author of Six Sigma Statistics with Minitab and Excel (M-H, 2006).

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