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    Schuette
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    Organization is looking to purchase statistical software to assist in all phases of DMAIC management
    Any feedback on pros and cons of software packages would be greatly appreciated. Focus on cost, ease of use, DOE, Technical support and training.
    Thanks –
    Jim Clark – Director of Operations Planning
    [email protected]

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    #136530

    TwoCents
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    I’m a Minitab believer.  It isn’t formatted specifically for Six Sigma (so it doesn’t use DMAIC, etc.), but it has all the tools you could need in a nice [relatively] easy package.
    Also, their support (and training, if you choose to enroll) is really quite impressive, IMO.

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    #136735

    Nader Patel
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    Lifestar (of Denver, CO) has an effecient & economical (approx $100) software program which piggy backs on Excell. Have found it easy to use & very effective.

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    #136738

    Saherngu
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    The software called “Solutions Process” by an Indian company called DSS Systems might be what you are looking for. The software’s got 7QC tools, process mapping and most of the statistical tools that you would need incl. Fishbone. another plus point is that you can design your template so.. if you want the DMAIC methodology.. you design it yourself..!!They sent me a demo version and its just fine..their site is http://www.dssinfotech.comcheck it out..James

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    #136739

    Jack Dsouza
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    Hey Buddy,
    I came across very good software for your kind of application some time back..
    There is a company called DSS offering this product. The product name is Solutions Process Software and I tell u that this is an excellent tool for project management as well as statistical analysis.
    If I remember correctly this is the only software of its kind which has got project analysis tools like process mapping, brainstorming, cause & effect, 7 QC tools, advanced QC tools, DOE, QFD, FMEA and so on.. alongwith a perfect prject tracking mechanism.
    Please visit their URL http://www.sixsigmadss.com , you will get further details on the product.
    Njoy N Take Care!
    Jack.
     
     

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    #136744

    Laerte LIMA
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     Well, I agree with TwoCents, MINITAB is useful software that can help you in all six sigma activities.
    In the web page, you can find much information in PDF related to this software. The good staff is that many companies use MINITAB so you can find more information and expertise related to MINITAB users
    Regarding, FMEA , I believe that Byteworx is the most complete software in the market
    Regards
    Laerte LIMA
    FORD – Quality Eng – Reliability and Robustness
     

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    #136750

    Sorour
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    Use Minitab –  good product!

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    #136754

    NK
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    You can use JMP . It’s lower version of SAS and much advanced and interactive as compared to MINITAB or EXCEL….
    NK

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    #136780

    Reath
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    Minitab non-server edtion.

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    #136812

    KE
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    I use Minitab with its “Minitab Quality Companion” tool for projects.  It is a low cost application package…  
    You can test drive all these packages and make your own decision…
     

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    #136818

    Jered Horn
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    Another vote for Minitab.  Con would be the price, but the pros (including technical support, training, and statistical power) greatly outweigh that con.
    Remember…you get what you pay for.  Also consider that you are NOT going to find one single software package that will “assist in all phases of DMAIC management”.  That almost sounds like you’re looking for something like TaxCut that allows you to simply answer a few interview questions and BAM…you’ve not only completed your taxes, but they are filed for you as well.  Instead…you answer a couple interview questions and BAM…not only is your Six Sigma project finished, there’s a check printed out for you of the $500,000 savings.
    So…I recommend Minitab for the statistical analysis, and the standard Microsoft Office stuff for reporting, presentations, and the like.  Visio is good for creating a presentation-worthy process maps.  I haven’t come across any other software need.
    Oh…and don’t forget there is a lot of value in doing some of this stuff (Six Sigma stuff, I mean) by hand, with pencil and paper.
    Just my thoughts/opinions…FWIW.

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    #136996

    JohnP
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    A good mapping tool can get you started off right.  Graham Process Mapping provides the kind of detail you can use for analysis.
    http://www.processchart.com

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