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Book: Minitab and Lean Six Sigma

How to use Minitab statistical functions to improve business processes

Published: Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 12:00

(Smarter Solutions: Austin, TX) -- The newly released book Minitab and Lean Six Sigma, by Forrest W. Breyfogle III, illustrates how to use Minitab statistical software using an integrated enterprise excellence DMAIC road map to ensure that your business metrics, goal-setting practices, and process-improvement efforts enhance your company’s bottom line and customer satisfaction.

This book provides the details for high-level tracking of process outputs and how to use Minitab to identify process inputs enhancements that will have the most effect on process outcomes. Included are how to identify improvement project opportunities that benefit a company’s bottom line and quantify any process improvement effort that has affected the process output.

Minitab and Lean Six Sigma focuses on using Minitab statistical functions to gain insight into improving business processes. One can conduct these analyses at the business and the lean Six Sigma project improvement levels. The book:
• Illustrates the execution of a detailed lean Six Sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) road map to enhance outputs of process improvement projects
• Uses more than 50 datasets to illustrate output-response tracking from a process-output perspective
• Discusses more than 200 figures that illustrate software inputs and outputs

Breyfogle is a professional engineer, ASQ fellow, and CEO of Smart Solutions. The author of more than 15 books on business management and process improvement, he was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and awarded Alumni of the Year by Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2012. Breyfogle received the prestigious Crosby Medal from ASQ in 2004 for his book Implementing Six Sigma (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.


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