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  • #48384

    fake accrington alert
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    Is  it  a  requirement  for  any  CBB to  use  minitab or  Excel ?
    thanks  and  regards

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    #162884

    Dr. Scott
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    fake accrington alert,
    I don’t think they are a requirement; they are just tools of the trade. They are like shadow boards for tools when a line worker is repairing or maintaining a piece of equipment. It is not required, but sure makes things a whole lot easier.
    Dr. Scott
     

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    #162887

    BTDT
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    FAA:You can use a slide rule to do the necessary calculations if you wish.It does help, however, to use the same software tools as the rest of the team for facile communication.Cheers, Alastair

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    #162910

    BC
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    Fake,
    At first I was a Minitab hater.  It was really awkward to me (who uses Excel frequently), so I used Excel whenever I could and avoided Minitab whenever I could.
    Although I can’t say I’ve actually warmed up to Minitab yet, I have found it’s a lot quicker in doing stats than Excel is, most of the time.  I’ve used it enough now to be comfortable with it.  I use Minitab and Excel now to complement each other (each has useful non-stat utilities that the other lacks).
    Minitab Corp offers a 10-day training session in their s.w. and almost everyone here in my company thought it was very good.  This training went a long way to getting me over my Minitabophobia.
    Regards

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    #162915

    Dennis Craggs
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    Excel and Minitab are products with different purposes. Both can maniuplate numbers and text. Neither is a word processor or a very good data base. Minitab’s focus is statistics, quality, and reliability using both analytic and graphical methods. Excel is more free form without the constraints of statistical validity. As a PE, CRE, CQE, …., I find uses for both tools. Select the best tool for the job.

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    #162919

    Stevo
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    We had to demonstrate proficiency in Minitab in order to become a BB.  But they certified me anyway.
     
    Stevo

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    #162921

    Brandon
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    If you go to eBooks there are some really cheap materials you can get to refresh you BB skills including Minitab.

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    #162922

    Brandon
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    Whoever you are using the name I use – you are a jerk.
    Find something better to do with your time.

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    #162930

    Taylor
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    No requirement only preference, however an increasing number of college text and study guides are formatted around Minitab use.
    Minitab has somewhat cornered the market for businesses implementing six sigma programs. I myself am somewhat old school and still prefer the later when given choice, especially with Gage R&R’s and such that only require data input once the initial spreadsheet is developed.
     

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    #162953

    Six Sigma guy
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    Most of the training companies(internal/external) have minitab in the course curriculum as part of the six sigma training. Most companies atleast in India specifically of bpo types prefer people with minitab skills.. hence it becomes obvious to learn them to get a good job :)-
    however i would prefer SPSS or JMP more than minitab…

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