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Lean Farming

Farming is a system of interrelated processes focused on production. Material flow and reducing waste are key. Therefore, it is natural that Lean would be important in making improvements in farming. Neil Fedden, managing director of Fedden USP in a video from ADHB, Britain’s Official channel of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, gives us [...]

Six Sigma Project Identification and Selection

It is vitally important for an organization to have the proper projects identified and selected so there is no lack of continuous improvement projects. How does your organization generate doable projects? We’ll hear from three experts on Six Sigma project identification and selection. First, Paul Allen, Lean Six Sigma consultant of Allen and Partners Limited, discusses [...]

Shoe Manufacturing and Six Sigma

As a series of manufacturing steps, shoe making should be a perfect application for Six Sigma methods. We’ll explore two applications of Six Sigma in shoe manufacturing, one in Indonesia and the other in Bangladesh. In an article titled Improving Quality of Shoe Soles Product using Six Sigma the authors Athalia Jesslyn Wijaya, Wildan Trusajis, [...]

Quantifying Six Sigma Project Benefits

Valuing Six Sigma project benefits is important for prioritizing projects, assigning resources, and reporting to management. What are some guidelines for quantifying project benefits when there are tangible (hard) and non-tangible (soft) business impacts? What is the role of the finance department? We will address these topics through a presentation from Matt Hansen, Founder and [...]

Six Sigma and Wine-Making

Learn how Six Sigma is used in the wine-making business. At the Six Sigma Ranch, Kaj Ahlmann, former Exective Vice President and director of GE Capital Services, owner of Six Sigma Ranch, and currently Managing Director and Chairman of the Global Advisory Council for insurance at Deutsche Bank, uses Six Sigma principles to produce great [...]

The Delphi Method: Uses, Do’s, and Don’ts

Do you have a problem where you need a group of “experts” to reach a consensus, where consensus means a pre-study defined level of agreement? The Delphi Method is one such group technique. But what is it? When should it be used? How is it done? What are some advantages and disadvantages? In order to [...]

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Statistical Tolerance Intervals: Definition, Use, and Calculation

In this blog, we will see how statistical tolerance intervals can be applied to infer the proportion of individual products within a population. We take a representative sample from a population, compute sample statistics, and make an inference about a population parameter. The most familiar sample statistic is the sample mean. That is used to [...]

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