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September 3, 2020

Tech tip: Process Analysis & Control with Minitab – 15th September 2020

This online process analysis course from First Polymer Training Skillnet aims to give you a solid grounding in data collection, graphing and statistical analysis techniques using Minitab software.  Click here for details.

September 2, 2020

25 Technology Trends that will define the next decade

A little bit off the track of our usual continuous improvement posts, this article by Bernard Marr nonetheless prompts thoughts of design for six sigma and agility in business. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a…

September 1, 2020

Certified Yellow Belt Online Course: 14th September 2020

Live hosted webinars, PowerPoint presentations and full downloadable audio-visual recordings of the webinars are just some of the benefits of our online certified Lean six Sigma course. It’s interactive, challenging and fun! Please click here…

July 13, 2020

Tech tip: Comparative Analysis – Drawing Box Plots in Excel

Microsoft Excel 2016 offers a wide range of statistical analysis tools. Click on the video below to view this 2 minute video on how to create box plots for comparative analysis.  

July 11, 2020

The 4 Types of Project Manager

Project management guru, Fergus O’Connell, reckons there are 4 distinct types of project manager. Which one are you? To read more, please click here.

July 9, 2020

AIAG Global Supply Chain Survey 2025

In early 2020, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), in partnership with Thomson Reuters, launched the third and final report in the Supply Chain 2025 survey initiative! Top trends analyzed in this final report include…

June 12, 2020

Tech tip: Free Green Belt Exam Questions

Over the coming months we will be developing a database of online lean six sigma examination questions. Click here for a taster of what’s to come.

June 11, 2020

ISO 13053-1 Quantitative Methods in Process Improvement – Six Sigma

In case you missed it when first published back in 2011, this ISO standard provides an invaluable baseline for organisations launching six sigma or managing a mature six sigma programme. It provides a standard guide…

June 10, 2020

DMAIC Project Success Factors

When you hear about projects that save Fortune 500 companies millions, you might think operational excellence and continuous improvement programs guarantee success. Experienced practitioners tell a different story. The folks at Minitab surveyed nearly 200…

May 11, 2020

Tech tip: Design of Experiments in the kitchen

Believe DOE is just for engineers? Think again! Here’s how to bake that perfect biscuit. This is one you can run with your children or housemates. Be sure to let us know how you get on. Click…