Minitab and Lean Six Sigma Book


This Minitab® and Lean Six Sigma book  (published in December 2022)  provides the details for executing Minitab functions in a detailed Lean Six Sigma define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC ) roadmap, where there is focus on enhancing a Y process output response.  Amazon book reviews have been great! 


Minitab® and Lean Six Sigma references over 50 datasets showing how to use a free software app for process performance tracking that provides insight not possible with traditional metric reporting techniques. Standard metric reporting via a table of numbers, red-yellow-green scorecards, and process capability Cp and Cpk metrics have issues that methodologies provided in this book resolves.


Minitab and lean six sigma book


The book provides over 200 figures that illustrate software inputs and outputs.

This book provides:

  • A clickable Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) process-improvement roadmap that integrates the application of Lean and Six Sigma tools so that when undertaking process improvement efforts, there is the use of the right tool at the right time
  • Provides a methodology for showing and quantifying at the 30,000-foot-level the benefits of process improvement efforts
  • Offers a means for Lean Six Sigma improvement project selection so that these projects benefit the big-picture
  • Shows a business process improvement system that goes beyond traditional Lean Six Sigma and performance metric reporting (e.g., a table of numbers and red-yellow-green scorecards)

Provides direction on how to benefit from the wise application of:

  • Statistical and non-statistical techniques.
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) in both manufacturing and transactional processes.

Provides direction on how organizations can resolve issues that commonly occur with:

  • Lean Six Sigma deployments
  • Traditional control charts and process capability reporting techniques
  • AQL testing and reporting

This book provides a comprehensive 9-step system that leaders can use to resolve elephant-in-the-room management issues such as:

  • Business goals not being met
  • Scorecards leading to destructive (or unhealthy) behaviors
  • Persistent day-to-day firefighting problems
  • Lean events and other improvement projects consume many resources but often do not offer a quantifiable benefit to the business as a whole
  • Business strategies that are very generic and difficult to translate into organizational work environments
  • Lean Six Sigma process improvement deployments that have improvement projects, which are either not completed in a timely fashion or which make substantial financial claims that are questionable

Minitab and Lean Six Sigma Tools

This book describes the application and how to use the following tools in Minitab as part of a Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap

  • Time-series plot
  • Histogram
  • Dot plot
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Pareto chart
  • Probability plot
  • X-bar and R-control chart
  • P-chart
  • Process capability indices
  • 30,000-foot-level reports
  • Cause-and-effect diagram
  • Visualization of data
  • Multi-vari chart
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Inferences: continuous data
  • Inferences: attribute data
  • Comparing two samples
  • Demonstration of process metric output response improvement
  • Variance components
  • Correlation
  • Simple regression
  • Residuals
  • Single-factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Analysis of Means (ANOM)
  • Two factor ANOVA
  • Multiple regression
  • Binary Logistic regression
  • General Linear Model (GLM)
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Response surface methodology (RSM)
  • Control phase – maintain the gain

This book describes a methodology to implement Deming’s management philosophy and deliver a system for managing the needs of ISO 9000, Baldrige award criteria, and Shingo Prize criteria all at once.

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