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Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean

Book Description

Through Visual Six Sigma, learn what your data is telling your business

In the typical business environment of process improvement, you want simple-to-use tools that everyone can use at all levels to rapidly explore and interpret data. Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean helps you use your own data to drive incredible improvement within your business.

Divided into three parts-background, case studies, and JMP highlights-Visual Six Sigma covers

  • Six Sigma and Visual Six Sigma

  • A first look at JMP

  • Transforming pricing management

  • Improving white polymer manufacturing

  • Designing experiments and modeling relationships

Broaden and deepen your application of Six Sigma thinking within your organization with the intuitive and easy to use tools in Visual Six Sigma: Making Data Analysis Lean.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Wiley & SAS Business Series
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Background
    1. Introduction
      1. What Is Visual Six Sigma?
      2. Moving beyond Traditional Six Sigma
      3. Making Data Analysis Lean
      4. Requirements of the Reader
    2. Six Sigma and Visual Six Sigma
      1. Background: Models, Data, and Variation
      2. Six Sigma
      3. Variation and Statistics
      4. Making Detective Work Easier through Dynamic Visualization
      5. Visual Six Sigma: Strategies, Process, Roadmap, and Guidelines
      6. Conclusion
      7. Notes
    3. A First Look at JMP®
      1. The Anatomy of JMP
      2. Visual Displays and Analyses Featured in the Case Studies
      3. Scripts
      4. Personalizing JMP
      5. Visual Six Sigma Data Analysis Process and Roadmap
      6. Techniques Illustrated in the Case Studies
      7. Conclusion
      8. Notes
  6. Case Studies
    1. Reducing Hospital Late Charge Incidents
      1. Framing the Problem
      2. Collecting Data
      3. Uncovering Relationships
      4. Uncovering the Hot Xs
      5. Identifying Projects
      6. Conclusion
    2. Transforming Pricing Management in a Chemical Supplier
      1. Setting the Scene
      2. Framing the Problem: Understanding the Current State Pricing Process
      3. Collecting Baseline Data
      4. Uncovering Relationships
      5. Modeling Relationships
      6. Revising Knowledge
      7. Utilizing Knowledge: Sustaining the Benefits
      8. Conclusion
    3. Improving the Quality of Anodized Parts
      1. Setting the Scene
      2. Framing the Problem
      3. Collecting Data
      4. Uncovering Relationships
      5. Locating the Team on the VSS Roadmap
      6. Modeling Relationships
      7. Revising Knowledge
      8. Utilizing Knowledge
      9. Conclusion
      10. Note
    4. Informing Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing
      1. Setting the Scene
      2. Collecting the Data
      3. Validating and Scoping the Data
      4. Investigating Promotional Activity
      5. A Deeper Understanding of Regional Differences
      6. Summary
      7. Conclusion
      8. Additional Details
      9. Note
    5. Improving a Polymer Manufacturing Process
      1. Setting the Scene
      2. Framing the Problem
      3. Reviewing Historical Data
      4. Measurement System Analysis
      5. Uncovering Relationships
      6. Modeling Relationships
      7. Revising Knowledge
      8. Utilizing Knowledge
      9. Conclusion
      10. Note
    6. Classification of Cells
      1. Setting the Scene
      2. Framing the Problem and Collecting the Data: The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Diagnostic Data Set
      3. Uncovering Relationships
      4. Constructing the Training, Validation, and Test Sets
      5. Modeling Relationships: Logistic Model
      6. Modeling Relationships: Recursive Partitioning
      7. Modeling Relationships: Neural Net Models
      8. Comparison of Classification Models
      9. Conclusion
      10. Notes
  7. Index