A Minitab add-in is available for the easy creation of 30,000-foot-level predictive performance reports.

This addition to Minitab is available through a Smarter Solutions’ resource center download link.

NOTE: To be able to download this add-in to Minitab software, one needs to sign-in or create a no-charge Smarter Solutions’ account.

Contact us for more information and/or application details (+1.512.918.0280 or info@SmarterSolutions.com).  Organizations are finding benefit from having a short conference call to discuss the wise application of 30,000-foot-level techniques for performance measurement reporting and the identification/quantification of change in their processes’ output-responses.

Let us know if you would like to set up time to have a short discussion.


Lean Six Sigma Solutions Book Review

In this lean Six Sigma solutions book review it is stated: ″Forrest Breyfogle’s Solutions Manual is a study guide that demonstrates application of statistical analysis skills using realistic business problems, related business performance data sets, and detailed project execution roadmaps.”

In addition, Spencer states in this published review: “Also included is the rationale for considering specific analysis models and suggestions to explore additional questions about the circumstances leading to identification and selection of the business problem to solve.″
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E-Learning Black Belt Course Comparison Chart

This PDF chart created January 2014 provides a head start when comparing provider options. Included in this e-learning black belt course comparison chart are categories that an organization should consider when comparing potential sources for their training.

Smarter Solutions’ Lean Six Sigma on-line offering is compared to several other providers in these categories.

For more information, download the PDF chart.


Enhancement of Lean Six Sigma’s Process Improvement Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) Roadmap

Lean Six Sigma is a well accepted business improvement methodology, but when you read about companies that have introduced Lean Six Sigma (LSS), the results are not always consistent. There are as many examples of success as there are of failure. Many studies on the impact of LSS show three key characteristics that are correlated with success: leadership support from the top levels of the company, high-potential employees provided LSS training, and the LSS methodology being used. From the outside, nearly all Lean Six Sigma programs and methods appear the same; they use DMAIC and they may provide a certification. All LSS methodologies are not the same, not by a long shot. The article discusses how the Smarter Solutions’ Lean Six Sigma roadmap and methodology provide students the highest probability of success in solving their project in a short period of time.  Continue reading Enhancement of Lean Six Sigma’s Process Improvement Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) Roadmap