Confidence intervals show the range of values we can be fairly, well, confident, that our true value lies in, and they are very important to any quality practitioner. I could be 95% confident the volume of a can of soup will be 390-410 ml. I could be 99% confident under 2% of the products in my batch are defective.Continue Reading
On the Minitab Blog, we’ve often discussed getting data into Minitab from Excel. Here's a small sampling, in case you currently have data in Excel:Continue Reading
Stability is a major issue in manufacturing. Parts need to be made to specifications to allow an easy assembly of final products. Unstable behaviors generate quality problems that customers must deal with later.
Yet there are often so many consecutive steps that a slight misalignment at one will impact the entire production line. Read on to see four challenges to stability, and how to address them.Continue Reading
Great stories others want to hear. Common challenges we have all faced before (or might even be facing right now). Discovering new tools in Minitab software as shared by peers. Engaging walkthroughs of finding insights in your data, and recommendations on how to act on them. All packed into a few days of learning and fun.Continue Reading
The abbreviation FMEA is short for Failure Modes and Effects Analysis. It's a tool that helps you look very carefully and systematically at exactly how and why things can go wrong, so you can do your best to prevent that from happening.
You now often see “Machine Learning” appearing along with “Big Data”, “AI” or “Internet of Things” in the discussion of the digital transformation of business.Continue Reading
Greg Kinsey, Vice President at Hitachi, reveals how creative uses of the DMAIC process with digital transformation are helping factories to unlock the next level of process improvement. Greg is speaking at November's Minitab Insights Europe Conferences event in Dublin.Continue Reading
Greg Kinsey, Vice President at Hitachi, is the Keynote speaker at the new Minitab Insights Europe Conferences this year. The conference brings 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.Continue Reading