Tips and Techniques for Statistics and Quality Improvement

Blog posts and articles about using Minitab software in quality improvement projects, research, and more.

Greg Kinsey, Vice President at Hitachi, reveals how creative uses of the DMAIC process with digitization are helping factories to unlock the next level of process improvement. Greg is speaking at next month’s Minitab Insights Europe Conference in Dublin - sign up now

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Choosing the correct linear regression model can be difficult. Trying to model it with only a sample doesn’t make it any easier. In this post, we'll review some common statistical methods for selecting models, complications you may face, and provide some practical advice for choosing the best regression model.

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Healthcare has many data-rich opportunities which can be used to improve cycle times, customer satisfaction scores, wait times, capacity/throughput, and inventory. In honor of Healthcare Quality Week October 21-27, 2018, National Quality Month in the US in October and World Quality Month in November, we wanted to share this helpful how-to on value stream mapping, or VSM. Value stream mapping can help you map,...

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Recently we shared the first part of our interview with Dr Rozzeta Dolah – you can read the first part here.

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Greg Kinsey, Vice President at Hitachi, is the Keynote speaker at the new Minitab Insights Dublin Conference on 6 November 2018. The conference will bring together data-driven leaders from across European manufacturing to explore the new strategies, methods and tools for innovation and performance. Learn why you need to hear Greg’s view on the Future of Operational Excellence – and how you can be part of it.

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To celebrate Minitab’s support of the recent International Conference on Teaching Statistics in Kyoto, Japan, we sat down with Dr Rozzeta Dolah, whose career and work in statistics and engineering has taken her to her native Malaysia, to Japan and then the USA where she is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Falk Huettman is a professor of wildlife ecology at the Institute of Arctic Biology, Biology and Wildlife Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He uses machine learning extensively in his research.

How accurate is the location of an endangered Aleutian shield-fern specimen collected in Alaska in 1982? Research institutions and museums seek to provide the most accurate data possible to record the past and ...

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Bill Kahn runs the statistical modeling group for consumer banking at Bank of America. His team builds hundreds of models using a broad range of statistical and machine learning techniques. These models help ensure financial stability for individuals, enterprises, and communities throughout the country. Over the past few decades, Bill has led statistics groups at several Fortune 500 financial service, consulting, and...

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As a Technical Leader and Manager in Ford Motor Company’s Global Data Insights and Analytics organization, Bob Thomas is responsible for supporting data-driven analytic solution development that produces business, product and manufacturing insights.

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Machine learning as a tool in your analytical toolkit can help accelerate the discovery of insights in data that can create a more efficient manufacturing process and drive innovation. 

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