## An introduction to Statistical Process Control

What is SPC? Statistical Process Control (SPC) is an approach that helps to monitor and control the output of a process by assessing the stability of the process and the type of variation that is present. SPC charts can [...]

2019-05-14T08:45:39+00:001st November, 2017|Categories: Article||

## Interpreting the Pearson Coefficient

In a separate article, we introduced Correlation and the Pearson coefficient, and this article looks in more detail at how to interpret the Pearson coefficient, and in particular, it's p-value. Firstly, a reminder of the scatter plots and the [...]

2019-05-14T08:48:38+00:0013th October, 2017|Categories: Article||

## Correlation and the Pearson Coefficient

Correlation is a technique that helps to identify if there is a relationship between two sets of data (typically an input and output of a process). Nb: It’s important to remember that Correlation helps to establish if a mathematical [...]

2019-05-10T11:21:54+00:0016th August, 2017|Categories: Article|

## First Pass Analysis: A quick refresher

What is 'First Pass Analysis'? The phrase 'First Pass Analysis' refers to the process of having an initial look at your process output data (KPIs) in order to see what they can tell you about a process. A First Pass [...]

2019-05-10T11:22:30+00:003rd July, 2017|Categories: Article||

## Are you getting the most out of Minitab?

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of using the Minitab software package within a process improvement project. But firstly, what is Minitab? For the business improvement professional, Minitab is a tool that helps analyse process [...]

2019-05-10T11:23:06+00:0030th May, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

## Lean measures: A quick refresher

Here is a quick look at some Lean Measures that can be used to understand the 'lean performance' of a process: Process Cycle Efficiency (PCE) is the primary lean measure. It represents the amount of time that a product or [...]

2019-05-10T11:23:44+00:0017th March, 2017|Categories: Article||

## MSA Drilldowns: A quick refresher

What is an MSA Drilldown? Even if GR&R studies cannot be applied in their purest form, you must be confident that your data represents what it is supposed to. An 'MSA Drilldown' is a structured approach for doing that, by [...]

2019-05-10T11:24:23+00:009th February, 2017|Categories: Article||

## The Rule of Tens (checking data resolution)

What is the Rule of Tens? The Rule of Tens is a great tool for checking if the resolution of your measurement system is acceptable. It’s simple, quick, and does not require any advanced statistical knowledge. What is Resolution? [...]

2019-10-09T09:26:58+00:001st January, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

## A closer look at SIPOC diagrams

What are they? SIPOC diagrams are a high level process mapping tool, that help you to understand where your process fits within your business. A SIPOC diagram does this because it helps you to think about the Suppliers, Inputs, [...]

2018-11-07T22:49:07+00:001st January, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

## An introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)

What is DOE? Design of Experiments (DOE) is a large subject. It’s a general phrase that refers to a broad range of experimental techniques. So, when someone says that they’re going to use DOE, what they mean is that they [...]

2018-11-07T22:49:05+00:001st January, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |