Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma
Six Sigma analysis is a structured approach to business management that concentrates on improving quality by reducing process variability and eliminating major failure mechanisms. Since it relies heavily on the collection and analysis of data, statistical programs such as Statgraphics are a vital component of all serious Six Sigma implementations. Our Lean Six Sigma analytical tools add important concepts from lean manufacturing, which concentrates on the elimination of unnecessary resource utilization.
Statgraphics Six Sigma Software Solutions and Lean Six Sigma Analytical Tools
Statgraphics Technologies, Inc. offers two solutions for use in Six Sigma analysis:
- Statgraphics Sigma express - This is an Excel add-on designed for users who routinely enter and maintain data in Excel. It adds to the Excel menu selections labeled Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, Tools, and Help. It covers the data analysis needs of green belts and most black belts. Users simply highlight the data to be analyzed in their Excel worksheet and then select the statistical procedure to be applied.
- Statgraphics Centurion 19 - This is a standalone Windows application that includes a broad range of advanced statistical procedures. It is designed for master and advanced black belts who need a large set of statistical tools. Data may be input from Excel, databases, and a variety of other software programs.
For a description of the Six Sigma procedures included in the two products, discover the Statgraphics Six Sigma Toolbox.