New MINITAB® Guide Designed To Increase the Productivity of Six Sigma/DMAIC Projects


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LEXINGTON, MA – May 21, 2004 – Rath & Strong ( announces the publication of its Guide to MINITAB® 14.

MINITAB Statistical Software is a powerful tool for analyzing data. However, all to often, Six Sigma/DMAIC teams collect and load data into MINITAB only to find themselves overwhelmed by the prospect of where to start and how to use MINITAB effectively. As a result, Six Sigma/DMAIC projects often fall far short of the productivity expectations associated with MINITAB.

To meet this need, Rath & Strong, the leading global provider of six sigma solutions announces its new Guide to MINITAB 14.

In teaching how to use MINITAB, this Guide incorporates a two-level approach designed to enhance the learning experience:

  • Step-by-step investigative methodology that allows Six Sigma/DMAIC teams to work toward root cause identification in a systematic way.
  • Complete Six Sigma/DMAIC case study and data file that allow the team to work through Rath & Strong’s investigative methodology, and master both the methodology and MINITAB statistical tools.

Rath & Strong’s Guide to MINITAB 14 covers both Basic and Advanced Statistical Tools:

Basic Statistics

Advanced Statistics

· Box Plot

· Dot Plot

· Histogram

· Normal Probability Plot

· Pareto Chart

· Scatter Diagram

· Time Series Plot

· Box Cox Transformation

· Control Chart

· Design of Experiments

· Factorial Plots

· Hypothesis Testing

· Matrix Plot

· Regression Analysis

In addition, this Guide teaches how to format data in Excel (using Excel Pivot Tables) for MINITAB.

By using Rath & Strong’s investigative methodology and case study/data file, Six Sigma/DMAIC teams will more quickly master MINITAB, and identify root causes and solutions-realizing the productivity potential of MINITAB Statistical Software.

For more information, please call (800) 622-2025, visit or write [email protected].

Founded in 1935, Rath & Strong is the global leader of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Solutions. Building on Rath & Strong’s pioneering role in Lean and Six Sigma, our offering builds on over 65 years of history in helping our clients, such as Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase and Siemens, achieve lasting performance improvements. Our suite of services and products for Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma includes Introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma with our ‘famous’ Courier Simulation, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt training, Leadership training and Value Stream Mapping workshops. Rath & Strong is also the author of the WALL STREET JOURNAL’S Best Selling Rath & Strong’s Six Sigma Pocket Guide (Rath & Strong, 2000).

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