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A Comparison of Measurement System Analysis Metrics: Part 2 of 2

A Comparison of Measurement System Analysis Metrics: Part 2 of 2

The precision of a measurement system is commonly assessed using a gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) study. Part 1 of this article discussed metrics used in measurement system analysis. Here, Part 2 compares commonly used GR&R metrics with probabilities of misclassification.

A Comparison of Measurement System Analysis Metrics: Part 1 of 2

A Comparison of Measurement System Analysis Metrics: Part 1 of 2

The precision of a measurement system is commonly assessed using a gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R) study. In Part 1, this article describes available GR&R metrics. Next week, Part 2 covers their applicability to two broad cases of comparative study.

Research: Six Sigma Certification

Research: Six Sigma Certification

In this research study, iSixSigma looks at Six Sigma certification – who is being certified, what was required in order to be certified, why people choose to be certified and much more.

Manage Control Limits When Implementing Statistical Process Control

Manage Control Limits When Implementing Statistical Process Control

Learn how best to introduce statistical process control in an existing production environment where not all processes are in control and fully capable.

Case Study: Increasing Machinery Throughput Without More Machines

Case Study: Increasing Machinery Throughput Without More Machines

Too often manufacturing operations are quick to look at a technological solution or other capital investment to solve a problem, when an investment in human capital can make quick gains for less money.

Tri-State Industries Grows with Lean Manufacturing

Tri-State Industries Grows with Lean Manufacturing

Tri-State Industries uses Lean to improve the processes of its trailer product line, which is challenged by mix, volume spikes and aggressive lead time expectations.

An Email and Popcorn and Tsunami Analogy

An Email and Popcorn and Tsunami Analogy

At first glance, email communication may seem more efficient and faster than the old fashioned in-person discussion or telephone calls. This is probably true until the email distribution goes out of control and becomes an email-popcorn-tsunami!

Case Study: Maximizing the Response of Fire Services to Medical Calls

Case Study: Maximizing the Response of Fire Services to Medical Calls

The City of Kawartha Lakes has 21 fire stations covering a large, mostly rural territory. A project was undertaken to assess the number of, and need for, volunteer fire fighters responding to non-life threatening emergency calls.

Case Study: Improving Recruitment Processes – Part 2 of 2

Case Study: Improving Recruitment Processes – Part 2 of 2

In this case study, a team strives to improve the recruiting process in a large, fast-moving consumer goods company. Part 2 focuses on decreasing the effort required to fill a job opening.

Case Study: Improving Recruitment Processes – Part 1 of 2

Case Study: Improving Recruitment Processes – Part 1 of 2

In this case study, a team strives to improve the recruiting process in a large, fast-moving consumer goods company. Part 1 focuses on reducing the recruiting cycle time.

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