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November 5, 2020

Tech tip: Process Capability GIF

This neat little GIF explains how Cpk takes account of both spread and centering when calculating capability to meet specifications. Download and add to your next PowerPoint presentation. Control the motion with a right click.  

November 5, 2020

Fastcap rocks the lean world!

For those of you seeking inspiration for your continuous improvement programme, look no further than Fastcap. FastCap (based in Bellingham, WA, USA) is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors…

November 5, 2020

Tech tip: Mobile app for six sigma exam students

Mobile apps can certainly help with lightening the load when studying for exams. The Pocket  Prep series of apps provides useful questions in preparation for ASQ (or any) six sigma examinations. (Note: Lean Ireland receives…

October 9, 2020

Tech tip: Could I Win The Lotto

Probability is a fascinating topic. Learn about your chances of winning the Irish National lottery from this example on probable outcomes without replacement. Would you back a horse at odds of over 10 million to…

October 8, 2020

Free A3 DMAIC Template

We have Toyota to thank for gifting us the 8-step A3 problem solving methodology, and it works equally well for 5-step DMAIC six sigma projects. Download our Excel A3 template for free. As an added…

September 3, 2020

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.