Six Sigma Demystified, Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
Learning Six Sigma CAN be a painless process!

Six Sigma is among the most effective process methods used today--and it's also among the most baffling topics to those new to the subject.

The good news is Six Sigma DeMYSTiFieD, second edition, explains it all in a language you'll understand. This easy-to-understand reference teaches the methods of Six Sigma, explains their applications, and tests expertise--without confusing statistics and formulas. In no time, you'll develop the skills you need to solve problems, anticipate customer needs, and meet the demands of the most challenging markets.

Filled with practical hands-on advice and essential organizational tips, Six Sigma DeMYSTiFieD provides a complete blueprint for developing strategies, plotting growth, and performing at peak efficiency for maximum profits.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Proven techniques for building a solid Six Sigma infrastructure
  • Tips for deploying projects using DMAIC methodology
  • Clear advice on when and how to use specific problem-solving tools
  • Essential calculations and assumptions
  • Case studies, quizzes, and a final exam that reinforce what you've learned

Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Six Sigma DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to a solid foundation in this powerful improvement methodology.

 

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Contents

Developing the training and Deployment plan
29
Focusing the Deployment
47
DMAIC Methodology
63
Chapter5 Measure Stage
89
RR Studies
110
Chapter6 analyze Stage
115
Response Surface Analysis
118
Improve Stage
147
Histogram
271
IndividualX and MovingRange Charts
288
MultiVari Plots
302
PERT Analysis
317
Process Maps
330
Scatter Diagrams
374
Statistical Process Control SPC Charts
393
Velocity
401

Chapter8 Control Stage
173
RunTest Rules
175
Affinity Diagrams
189
Autocorrelation Charts
195
Confidence Interval on Proportion
213
Contents
218
Distributions
228
Evolutionary Operation EVOP
242
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA
258
Final Exam
413
Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
431
Appendices
441
F Distribution a
455
from Field Data
467
Glossary
473
References
497
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About the author (2011)

Paul A. Keller is the vice president and senior consultant with Quality America, a Six Sigma consulting, training, and publishing firm.

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