# Posts by Lean Sigma Corporation

## Importance of the Six Sigma Primary Metric

Six Sigma Primary Metric Primary Metric: The Six Sigma Primary Metric is mandatory! How does one know if a project does what it sets out to do? Every project must choose the right metrics to determine success. Primary metrics are the center point for the work to ensure that the direction and decisions made throughout…

Read More## Six Sigma Metrics

Six Sigma Metrics Six Sigma practitioners use many Six Sigma metrics and/or measures of performance. In addition to the ones we will cover here, several others (Sigma level, Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk, takt time, cycle time, utilization, etc.) will be covered in other articles. The Six Sigma metrics of interest in the Define phase are:…

Read More## What is Six Sigma?

What is Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma What is Six Sigma or what is today known as “Lean Six Sigma”? It is a data-driven methodology and process improvement approach that combines Lean and Six Sigma elements. It aims to improve organizational processes’ efficiency, quality, and effectiveness. Here’s a breakdown of the two components: Lean…

Read More## What is Sigma in Six Sigma?

The Greek Letter Sigma σ The Greek letter sigma (σ), in both its uppercase and lowercase forms, holds profound significance in various domains, including mathematics and the renowned Six Sigma methodology. This symbol represents mathematical concepts AND embodies the pursuit of perfection and quality that is the heart of the practice known as Six Sigma.…

Read More## Unlocking Success: Why Licensing Six Sigma Content from Lean Sigma Corporation is a Game-Changer

Introduction: At Lean Sigma Corporation, we understand the importance of driving operational excellence and achieving sustainable growth. That’s why we offer licensing opportunities for our comprehensive Six Sigma content. If you’re looking to empower your organization with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive, licensing Six Sigma content from Lean Sigma Corporation is a strategic…

Read More## Using a Cause and Effect Diagram

Introduction: Cause and Effect Diagrams, also known as Fishbone Diagrams or Ishikawa Diagrams, are valuable tools used to identify and analyze the root causes of a problem or an effect. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the essence of Cause and Effect Diagrams, explore their origins, highlight their various names, elucidate their applications,…

Read More## Using a Cause and Effect Matrix

The Cause and Effect Matrix is in a family of tools referred to as “experiential tools” because these types of tools draw upon the experience of subject matter experts. The Cause & Effect Matrix allows organizations to understand the relationships between various factors contributing to specific outcomes or effects. Also known as the C&E Matrix…

Read More## The Simple Power of an Audit Checklist

Introduction: As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, in the world of audits, I understand the significance of an audit checklist in ensuring thoroughness, accuracy, and consistency. An audit checklist is a powerful tool that guides auditors through the assessment process, ensuring no stone is left unturned. In this article, I will delve into…

Read More## Add Your Lean Six Sigma Certification to Your LinkedIn Profile

Add Your Lean Six Sigma Certification on LinkedIn and Get my Free “Learn Six Sigma” eBook Did you know you can add your Lean Six Sigma certification to your LinkedIn profile? And if you do, send me a link to your profile with your certification added and I’ll personally send you a complimentary copy of…

Read More## Lean Sigma Corporation Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA – March 28, 2016 Lean Sigma Corporation today announces that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) effective April 1, 2016 R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain…

Read More## EWMA Chart with JMP

What is EWMA Chart? The EWMA chart (Exponentially-Weighted Moving Average Chart) is a control chart monitoring the exponentially-weighted average of previous and present subgroup means. The more recent data get more weight than older data. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the EWMA…

Read More## EWMA Chart with Minitab

What is an EWMA Chart? The EWMA chart (Exponentially-Weighted Moving Average Chart) is a control chart monitoring the exponentially-weighted average of previous and present subgroup means. The more recent data get more weight than older data. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the…

Read More## CumSum Chart with JMP

What is a CumSum Chart? The CumSum chart (also called cumulative sum control chart or CUMSUM chart) is a control chart of monitoring the cumulative sum of the subgroup mean deviations from the process target. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the CumSum…

Read More## CumSum Chart with Minitab

What is a CumSum Chart? The CumSum chart (also called cumulative sum control chart or CUSUM chart) is a control chart of monitoring the cumulative sum of the subgroup mean deviations from the process target. It detects the shift of the process mean from the process target over time. The underlying distribution of the CuSum…

Read More## Creating an NP Chart with JMP

Creating an NP Chart with JMP What is NP Chart with JMP? The NP chart with JMP is a control chart monitoring the count of defectives using JMP statistical software to produce the results. It plots the number of defectives in one subgroup as a data point. The subgroup size of the NP chart is…

Read More## NP Chart with SigmaXL

What is an NP Chart with SigmaXL? The NP chart with SigmaXL is a control chart monitoring the count of defectives. It plots the number of defectives in one subgroup as a data point. The subgroup size of the NP chart is constant. The underlying distribution of this control chart is binomial distribution. Plot an…

Read More## NP Chart with Minitab

What is a NP Chart? The NP chart is a control chart monitoring the count of defectives. It plots the number of defectives in one subgroup as a data point. The subgroup size of the NP-chart is constant. The underlying distribution of this control chart is binomial distribution. Use Minitab to Plot an NP Chart…

Read More## Xbar S Chart with JMP

What is a Xbar S Chart? The X-S chart (also called Xbar S chart) is a control chart for continuous data with a constant subgroup size greater than ten. The Xbar chart plots the average of a subgroup as a data point. The S chart plots the standard deviation within a subgroup as a data…

Read More## Xbar S Chart with SigmaXL

What is a Xbar S Chart with SigmaXL? The Xbar S chart with SigmaXL (also called X-S chart) is a control chart for continuous data with a constant subgroup size greater than ten. The Xbar chart plots the average of a subgroup as a data point. The S chart plots the standard deviation within a…

Read More## Xbar S Chart with Minitab

What is a Xbar S Chart? The X-S chart (also called Xbar S chart) is a control chart for continuous data with a constant subgroup size greater than ten. The Xbar chart plots the average of a subgroup as a data point. The S chart plots the standard deviation within a subgroup as a data…

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