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Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab (R) (Hardback)
  • Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab (R) (Hardback)

Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab ® (Hardback)

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Hardback 318 Pages / Published: 08/01/2014
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What happens when one of the most widely used quality improvement methodologies meets the world's leading statistical software for quality improvement? Packed with case studies in a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, airlines, and fast food restaurants, Six Sigma Case Studies with Minitab ® shows you how to maximize the quality analysis and improvement tools available in Minitab ® for your Six Sigma projects.

Highly illustrated, the book includes detailed steps and more than 380 screenshots that explain how to use:

Confidence Interval EstimationHypothesis TestingChi-Square AnalysisProcess Capability AnalysisBinary Logistic RegressionItem AnalysisCluster AnalysisMixture Design and Analysis of ExperimentsMultivariate AnalysisPareto ChartsCause-and-Effect DiagramGage Repeatability and Reproducibility AnalysisTaguchi Design and Analysis of ExperimentsFactorial Design and Analysis of ExperimentsStatistical Control Charts

The case studies demonstrate the wide range of sectors and uses for Six Sigma and Minitab ®. The screenshots provide exceptional detail and the book includes explanations for many Six Sigma terms and an appendix with the contents of the Minitab ® worksheets that are referred to in most of the chapters. These features and more give you the tools to meet the challenges of continuous improvement expected in today's marketplace.

Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781482205572
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm


"This book is authored by experienced professors who have been teaching in the area and have also done several projects extensively. Six Sigma has been the most popular and widely used technique with the manufacturers for ensuring process quality these days. Therefore, the importance of a book for understanding Six Sigma in all its potential is highly welcome. The authors have done extremely well to present it in a simple-to-understand language and bring out the potential of Six Sigma by presenting numerous case studies ... As is well-known that Six Sigma uses a five-step methodology, called DMAIC, namely, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. The authors clearly demonstrate these steps with each and every case study presented. ... The book is recommended to all graduate students interested in quality engineering and to managers in various companies desirous of improving quality of their products or services."
-Krishna B. Misra, International Journal of Performability Engineering

"This book is an eclectic mix of case studies representing a diversity of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, airlines and restaurants. The authors demonstrate how to combine the power of Six Sigma with Minitab to analyze data. The book starts with an introduction to Six Sigma quality, providing definitions for important terms with accompanying examples.... The authors follow the define, measure, analyze, improve and control method for each problem by indicating what kind of coverage the reader can expect for each phase. ... The book includes detailed steps and several pages of screenshots for conducting the analyses in Minitab. The contents of the Minitab worksheets are in the appendix and also can be downloaded from the publisher's website. ... This book is a good reference and will be most useful to individuals engaged in continuous process improvement and Six Sigma, and those teaching, training or conducting analyses using Minitab."
-Kunita R. Gear, in Quality Progress (QP) Reviews, March 2016

"In the quality management literature, there is no shortage of Six Sigma books. However, many books on this topic take a conceptual approach, describing aspects of the Six Sigma philosophy or management approach in detail while glossing over the intricacies of how to actually organize and execute the analytical portion of Six Sigma projects. The latter information is particularly useful to practitioners and those applying for certification; unfortunately, without a portfolio of Six Sigma projects already completed, this background can be hard to come by. Pochampally and Gupta's book effectively satisfies that gap."
-Dr. Nicole Radziwill, Quality Management Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3

"... an excellent tool for both new and experienced Minitab users. This book is a must have for anyone looking to incorporate Six Sigma in their organization."
-James Brough, Chamberlain Companies Inc.

" ... provides a breadth of material combined with detailed illustration of its use that will make it valuable for any QA team trying to ensure the quality of their process statistically. ... The case studies and the careful step-by-step illustration of the statistical techniques make their practical implementation and their implications apparent. I intend to bring this book in as part of our training and reference material."
-Derek Kane, DEKA Research and Development Corporation

"This book serves a dual purpose - as a quick reference guide for statistical tools and techniques used in Continuous Improvement/Six-Sigma/Quality departments of several organizations across various industries and as a handbook of Minitab with detailed screenshots that will immensely help readers with no prior experience with Minitab as well as seasoned Minitab users."
-Satish Nukala, PhD, Halliburton Energy Services

"... a very timely and useful book. I believe industry professional, academicians, and students will greatly benefit from this source."
-Elif Kongar, University of Bridgeport

"Very well written in simple language to understand application of Minitab for Six Sigma case studies. A good reference book for six Sigma professionals."
-Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane, Dar Alkuwait Alkhaleejia, Kuwait

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