Tips and Techniques for Statistics and Quality Improvement

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

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Most people who have taken a statistics class, whether it be Six Sigma or a college course or elsewhere, learned about the assumptions from which each test was developed. And boy are there a lot of assumptions!

Chances are a rather large and complicated flowchart was presented to help students navigate to the right hypothesis test – in my original course the chart was so big it had to be printed on 11x17 paper and...

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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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Adam Russell is a Global Operations Master Black Belt, Tate & Lyle.

Tate & Lyle deploys Continuous Improvement (CI) tools, including Minitab and Salford Predictive Modeler (SPM), to address challenging engineering and manufacturing problems. Our company operates large-scale, continuous flow processes serving the Food & Beverage industry.

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Wildfires in California have killed at least 40 people and burned more than 217,000 acres in the past few weeks. Nearly 8,000 firefighters are trying to contain the blazes with the aid of more than 800 firetrucks, 70 helicopters and 30 planes.

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Research out of the Juran Institute, which specializes in training, certification, and consulting on quality management globally, reveals that only 30 percent of improvement initiatives succeed 

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by Matthew Barsalou, guest blogger

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by Matthew Barsalou, guest blogger

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by Dan Wolfe, guest blogger

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