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Minitab LLC

Six Sigma

Webinar: Meet Quality Companion

May 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT

Published: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:51

(Minitab: State College, PA) -- Minitab, a leading provider of software for quality improvement, is offering a free webinar to highlight how its process improvement software can support lean Six Sigma projects. “Meet Quality Companion” will be held on May 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT. Space is limited for this free webinar. Register now at www.minitab.com/training/web-events.

Quality Companion was designed by experienced practitioners to help improvement professionals manage lean Six Sigma and other projects in one application.

Companion’s Project Roadmap helps plot a clear course of action to execute improvement projects. Adding Companion’s built-in “soft” tools, such as process mapping, brainstorming, and reporting, creates a detailed plan for the entire project—and the means to complete each step.

The software also includes more than 100 form templates, including the cause and effect (C&E) matrix, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and project charter, all of which are easily customized to fit any organization. Quality Companion even offers on-demand guidance, with built-in coaches that give expert advice from experienced lean Six Sigma professionals.

Quality Companion features a powerful tool for value-stream mapping, a lean Six Sigma technique used to analyze the flow of information and materials needed to bring products to customers. The tool can be used to help improve manufacturing, supply-chain, service-related, health care, software development, or product development processes.

When a project ends, Companion maintains the entire project in one easy-to-manage file, making it simple to archive and review in the future.

Quality Companion also integrates with the Quality Companion Dashboard, a utility that aggregates and displays details of all projects in a single view to help you evaluate your progress and success. It can also serve as a launch pad for projects.

Quality Companion has been embraced by organizations including Xerox, the U.S. Postal Service, and BHP Billiton. A free, 30-day trial version is available at www.qualitycompanion.com.


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Minitab Inc. develops statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users. Minitab Statistical Software, a data analysis tool for businesses, has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in more than 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide. Quality Companion is used to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Use the subscription-based online learning course, Quality Trainer, to learn or refresh your knowledge and to access quality statistics expertise anytime. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.