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Dealing with Missing Data

Sooner or later you will encounter missing data in your analyses. Should you ignore it? Should you include it? What is the best way to deal with missing data? In a series of three excellent videos, Rirvik Kharkar, former software engineer and data analyst and currently a master’s student in statistics at UCLA, discusses ways [...]

Using the Science of Improvement During COVID-19

In this incredibly instructive almost hour-long video from a webinar by ISQua’s (The International Society for Quality in Health Care) Education Channel, see how control charts are being used to analyze the COVID-19 data from states in the United States. The webinar is presented by Rocco Perla and Lloyd Provost.  The presenters always look at [...]

Virtual Reality Training Comes of Age – Are You Using It?

Virtual Reality (VR) is not just for video games. This excellent video from Digital Engineering and Magic, provider of VR training for the Electrical Power Industry, shows you an example of what it is actually like in safety training for OSHA Standards. You can view the video here. In a recent article by Gary Forger [...]

5S in a Large ICU Hospital Supply Room

In a high-speed time-lapse video, watch how nurses implement 5S in an ICU supply room to improve their workspace. 5S is a core tool used in the Lean methodology for business improvement. As indicated in the above picture, it consists of 5 steps: Sort Set in Order Shine Standardize Sustain Let’s explore each of these [...]

The Power of a Statistical Test – Revisited with Calculations

In an earlier blog, we discussed the power of a statistical test. We repeat that blog with the addition, following the video link, of referral to a suite of calculators that you can use to calculate the power in many applications you may face. First, the original blog. What is the power of a statistical [...]

8D Problem Solving

There are many problem-solving methodologies. One that has been used around the world for many years, particularly in automotive-related industries, is 8D Problem-Solving, used by Ford and required internally and of its suppliers. Ford developed 8D, also known as Team-Oriented Problem-Solving (TOPS) in 1987, which has 8 Steps: D1 – D8.  D1: Form a team [...]

Thought Maps for Six Sigma Projects

How do you capture what occurred on a project in an easy-to-understand manner, communicate it, and document project questions such as what methods were used, what solutions were explored, and lessons learned? The answer is the Thought Map originally proposed and developed by Cheryl Hild, Doug Sanders, and Bill Ross in 2000. From project start [...]

Lean Thinking at Miami Children’s Hospital

Healthcare costs continue to soar. But one hospital system has combated the trend. Take a look at the journey Miami Children’s Hospital took to integrate Lean into their culture and the benefits that accrued. Narendra Kini, MD, former CEO at Miami Children’s Hospital, part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System in Miami, Florida explains how [...]

The Six Sigma Dabbawalas of Mumbai

In this video from Samatvam Academy, we see how the lunchtime food delivery service in Mumbai, India is handled by the renowned dabbawalas. Mumbai middle class workers travel an average of three hours and spend eight hours or more at work. An on-time lunch at their workplace is important for 200,000 of them every working [...]

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Accreditation Offered for Six Sigma Training Organizations

In a recent press release the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) announced it was launching accreditation for Six Sigma training organizations starting on November 14, 2019.   It does this after careful consideration and expressed support. Members of the ISSSP Accreditation Advisory Committee will determine acceptance or denial of accreditation for organizations based [...]