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ReAgent Grows to 38,000 Square Foot with New Eco-Friendly Factory

March 2018, Runcorn, Cheshire Back in April 2017, ReAgent Chemical Services tripled its manufacturing space with the opening of its new eco-friendly facility. Standing at 38,000 square foot, the new premises has been entirely built-to-spec to offer the most efficient, high quality and environmentally friendly service to customers. Located on 11b – 13 Aston Fields…

PQ Systems recognized in prestigious awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Kiki Schockling kiki@pqsystems.com (937) 813-4689 October 3, 2018 (Dayton, OH)–PQ Systems, global provider of software solutions and services to help manufacturers succeed in improving quality, was named a winner in the Goering Center’s Family and Private Business Awards in a celebration event on September 11. The awards showcase…

Resource Page: Value Stream Mapping

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a particular topic. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content across iSixSigma (articles, blogs, discussions, Marketplace products and dictionary entries). This…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 2.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Diane Tilley (888) 744-6295 August 21, 2018 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 2.1 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization. DiscoverSim is now bundled with MIDACO Solver Version 6, one of the world’s strongest evolutionary solvers for…

Resource Page: Plan, Do, Check, Act or PDCA

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a particular topic. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content across iSixSigma (articles, blogs, discussions, Marketplace products and dictionary entries). This…

PQ Systems expertise supports Deming-based software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Barbara A. Cleary, PhD (937) 813-2672 Dayton, Ohio, June 26, 2018—PQ Systems has lent its professional support and charting expertise to a software application developed by the Deming Institute in partnership with Acquate. https://www.acquate.com/ ED Software provides training for leading organizations as systems—a fundamental principle of W. Edwards Deming, considered the…

PQ Systems adopts rebranding strategy to reflect its vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Barbara A. Cleary, PhD VP of PR and Publications barb@pqsystems.com (937) 813-2672 or (800) 777-3020 ext. 103 DAYTON—PQ Systems has positioned itself as a quality improvement champion with a rebranding that reflects its vision to help organizations optimize quality. PQ Systems provides peace of mind through complete services…

RPM-Academy Online – Your Ultimate Lean Six Sigma Resource!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rod Morgan RPM-Academy Phone 416-571-0121 rmorgan@rpm-academy.com Join our rapidly growing community of Lean Six Sigma professionals. Ottawa, Canada, February 26, 2018: RPM-Academy Online is a new and exciting resource available to Lean Six Sigma students, instructors and practitioners, offering the complete library of Lean Six Sigma courses, tools and a host…

Free book “Lean Six Sigma for Good” motivates process improvement experts to volunteer within their community

FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland, Oregon, 2/6/18 – Brion Hurley, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with Business Performance Improvement (BPI) and Community Consulting Lead for Lean Portland, has released a new book, called “Lean Six Sigma for Good.” This book was written to motivate process improvement experts to get more involved with social and environmental…

Newest GAGEpack® enhances ease of use, visual format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Barbara A. Cleary, PhD 800-777-3020 Dayton, Ohio, April 14, 2017—An update to GAGEpack 12 from PQ Systems demonstrates the commitment of developers to respond to customer needs with enhanced ease of use and improved user interface. In this updated version, visual improvements streamline the window view by collapsing the navigation panel…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact Diane Tilley (888) 744-6295 Kitchener, Ontario February 27, 2017—SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 8. “SigmaXL was designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, powerful, but easy to use tool that enables users…

OnPoint Community Credit Union Welcomes Stephen Owen as Chief Operations Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Steve Owen steve.owen@onpointcu.com 503-273-1750 Stephen Owen named Senior Vice President, joins Executive Management Team Portland, Ore., July 29, 2016—OnPoint Community Credit Union announces that Stephen Owen has been named Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. Owen joins the Executive Team of Oregon’s largest credit union with more than 303,000 members and…

Analyse-it Launches the Quality Control and Improvement Edition of Its Popular Statistical Software for Excel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Analyse-it Software, Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of its Quality Control and Improvement Edition, a major new edition of its popular statistical analysis software for Excel, Analyse-it. The Quality Control and Improvement Edition lets users to improve products and services with statistical process control (SPC). It is ideal for anyone…

GAGEpack dashboard feature improves decision-making with high-level overview

For immediate release                                Contact: Caryn Schockling                                  caryns@pqsystems.com 800-777-3020 DAYTON—A powerful dashboard feature that provides a high-level overview for managers, technicians, and auditors is the “crown jewel” in the newest release of GAGEpack from PQ Systems, with an improved user experience that streamlines the gage management process. GAGEpack is a powerful gage calibration solution that maintains…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachel Glassford (888) 744-6295 December 14, 2015 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 2 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization. DiscoverSim is now bundled with MIDACO, one of the world’s strongest evolutionary solvers for global optimization.  MIDACO…

New SQCpack is quality control for anyone, anytime—now with Six-Way Analysis

New SQCpack is quality control for anyone, anytime—now with Six-Way Analysis™ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caryn Schockling Caryn@pqsystems.com (800) 777-3020 December 10, 2015 (Dayton, Ohio) – PQ Systems announces the release of SQCpack 7, a comprehensive update to their best-selling statistical process control (SPC) solution that helps organizations utilize the power of data analysis to improve…

New SQCpack is quality control for anyone, anytime!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Caryn Schockling Caryn@pqsystems.com (800) 777-3020 May 13, 2015 (Dayton, Ohio) – PQ Systems announces the release of SQCpack 7, a comprehensive update to their best-selling statistical process control (SPC) solution that helps organizations utilize the power of data analysis to improve quality. SQCpack 7 is an easy and scalable application that…

Resource Page: Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese term that means continuous improvement, taken from the words kai, which means continuous or change, and zen, which means improvement or good. A Kaizen event gathers operators, managers and leaders in one place. An existing process is reviewed and all team members – generally comprised of those directly responsible for or…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 7 for Mac

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rachel Glassford (888) 744-6295 November 25, 2014 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 7 for Mac. “SigmaXL was designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, powerful, but easy to use…

SigmaXL Inc. Bundles Version 7 with DiscoverSim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rachel Glassford (888) 744-6295 October 30, 2014 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, has bundled SigmaXL Version 7 with DiscoverSim. DiscoverSim is an Excel add-in that enables you to quantify your risk through Monte Carlo simulation and minimize…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rachel Glassford  (888) 744-6295 Kitchener, Ontario – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 7. New features include: “Traffic Light” Automatic Assumptions Check for t-Tests and ANOVA A text report with color highlight gives the status…

Resource Page: Pugh Matrix

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a different topic each week. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content across iSixSigma. This week’s topic is the Pugh matrix….

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Resource Page: 5S

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a different topic each week. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content across iSixSigma. This week’s topic is 5S. 5S is…

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Resource Page: Takt Time

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a different topic each week. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content  across iSixSigma. This week’s topic is takt time. What…

Resource Page: Change Management

During the month of August – while many are taking time off to enjoy summer – we will be offering a resource page on a different topic each week. The resource page features an overview of the week’s topic and links to the best related content across iSixSigma (articles, blogs, discussions, Marketplace products and dictionary…

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rehoboth, Massachusetts (July 20, 2014)  – Six Sigma Integration, Inc. (www.sixsigmaintegration.com) announces the release of Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition. Sales of the book have already begun. Orders are being accepted at: http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071793054 Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition is fully revised to cover recent dramatic…

Free for Limited Time – Lean Six Sigma Coach for iPad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frankfurt, Germany (April 22, 2014) – procise gmbh, the leading process improvement consultancy and developer of various Lean Six Sigma titles for iOS and android, announces today the release of its “Lean Six Sigma Coach 4.0” as a free download for the iPad for 24 hours, starting on Friday the 25th of…

Resource Page: A Primer on Non-normal Data

The distribution of data can be categorized in two ways: normal and non-normal. If data is normally distributed, it can be expected to follow a certain pattern in which the data tend to be around a central value with no bias left or right (Figure 1). Non-normal data, on the other hand, does not tend…

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Lean Six Sigma Predictions for 2013 – Follow Up

In January iSixSigma asked Lean Six Sigma (LSS) leaders about their predictions for the hot topics and areas of interest for operational excellence in 2013. Ten months later we checked in to see how close their predictions hit the mark. Forrest W. Breyfogle III, CEO and President Smarter Solutions, Inc. I am seeing a progression…

Resource Page: How to Learn Lean Six Sigma

Traditionally, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training has been delivered in classrooms, provided either by a company’s in-house experts or by a training or consulting firm. In the past 20 years, however, technology has taken training out of the classroom and online. Anyone with Internet access can learn the methodologies and tools of LSS. Now, individuals…

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SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 6.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (April 8, 2013) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 6.2.  New features include: Compatible with Excel 2013, 32 and 64-bit versions and Mac Excel 2011 New Statistical Templates: Minimum…

Charles Aubrey Joins Juran Institute as Consultant and Executive Coach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Michelle Matschke mmatschke@juran.com (203) 267-3445 Southbury, CT (February 1, 2013) – Juran Institute is pleased to announce that Chuck Aubrey has joined the team as a Consultant and Executive Coach. Mr. Aubrey will be responsible for leading process improvement efforts as well as the development and delivery of…

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Resource Page: The Basics of Total Quality Management

One of the most popular search terms on iSixSigma.com is total quality management (TQM). The best TQM references on iSixSigma can be found at the following links: Comments of – and on – Dr. James Harrington Debating the Origins of TQM Definition: Total Quality Management Introduction and Implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) Newspaper Aims…

2013 Design Excellence Briefing to be Held at Villanova University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Educational Gathering of Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Leaders on January 17, 2013 Columbus, OH (December 7, 2012) – On Thursday, January 17, 2013, MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning technology, and Magic Hat Consulting, a niche consultancy specializing in process improvement,…

GAGEpack® 10.0 Saves Time, Ensures Accuracy in Gage Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Melissa Watts melissaw@pqsystems.com 800-777-3020 Dayton, OH (October 18, 2012) – A new release of GAGEpack from PQ Systems features a redesigned add-on module called GAGEmail that serves as an automated email gage alert system. An improved, flexible “To do” list and new reporting capabilities are among other highlights …

New Book Maps Out a Practical Path to a Business Breakthough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daring goals, data-driven innovation, inspiring leadership, and employee engagement are the keys to success. Rochester, NY (October 16, 2012) – A book by Vele Galovski, a veteran corporate executive, promotes a practical approach to innovation designed to help organizations achieve breakthrough results. The book—The Perpetual Innovation Machine—describes a holistic approach to management…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 6.1 for Mac

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (September 10, 2012) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 6.1 for Mac. “Our flagship product, SigmaXL, was designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, powerful, but easy…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (August 28, 2012) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 1 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization. DiscoverSim enables you to quantify your risk through Monte Carlo simulation and minimize your risk with global…

Reap a Return on Investment

Return on investment (ROI) measures/evaluates an investment. It can be thought of in general terms as: (gain from investment) (cost of investment) / cost of investment The specifics of a calculation will vary depending upon the type of investment being assessed. The best ROI references on iSixSigma can be found at the following links: Ask…

Mastering the Use of SIPOC

One of the most popular search terms on iSixSigma.com is SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, output and customers), a process mapping tool. The reverse of SIPOC, COPIS (customer, output, process, input, supplier) is also a frequently searched tool. The best SIPOC/COPIS references on iSixSigma can be found at the following links: Better Involvement/Requirements with LURE and…

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Leadership and Lean Six Sigma

Is leadership from the bottom-up better than top-down? How can employees convince and excite their leaders about the opportunities waiting for them with a Lean Six Sigma deployment? The best leadership references on iSixSigma can be found at the following links: Ask the Expert: The Topic – Six Sigma and Employees Developing Change Leadership by…

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Lean Six Sigma Certification

Do I need to be certified? Which company or organization should certify me? Is there a single certification standard? Does experience outweigh a need for certification? These are questions that have been asked and answered for years across iSixSigma.com. The best certification references on iSixSigma can be found at the following links: Is there a difference between…

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Research: Black Belt Return on Investment

While Six Sigma improvement projects have many potential benefits to a company, their financial impact often gets the most attention. Business leaders want to know that they are getting a return on their investment in Black Belts. In our most recent research study, we look at Black Belt project pay-offs, where companies are targeting their…

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