Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC Tools Update

You may have noticed that templatestaff.com has been completely revamped and has had many Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC tools added.  While these are not pure Six Sigma software downloads, they are in most cases great tools for your Six Sigma analysis. We have taken both green belt and black belt training and there is […]

Six Sigma Regression Sum – Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) – Excel Download

Six Sigma Regression Sum – ANOVA If you don\’t have minitab, no problem. Microsoft Excel does provide powerful statistical analysis. Try this tool to get a simple regression sum ANOVA.  While it\’s not as complete as what you would find in Minitab, you would be surprised by this complex Excel tool. This Excel template is […]

MSA Attribute Gage R&R Study Microsoft Excel Download

It had been some time since I posted another truly powerful Six Sigma too, MSA Attribute Gage R&R study. While Minitab offers very effective Measurement System Analysis (MSA) tools for both attribute and statistical types of analysis who says you can\’t get the same from Microsoft Excel?  This multi-tabbed Microsoft Excel download ready sheet will actually […]

Six Sigma Simulation Table – Excel Download

Six Sigma Simulation Table   The Six Sigma Simulation Table highlights dynamic errors.  With 5 X inputs, the table highlights the  population mean, the shift vector, as well as the expected shift (Z value).  The table is very easy to use and has been saved in Microsoft Excel 2003 format for ease of compatibility in […]

Warranty Period Myths – Are Refrigerators Really Breaking Down Early?

Your Refrigerator is not Really Breaking Down after the Warranty Period I need to get a few things off my chest regarding product warranty period misconceptions.  I often get together with my friends on the weekend over dinner and drink when all of a sudden one of them breaks into a tirade of don’t buy […]

Excel Download – Who Needs Minitab When You Can Determine Confidence Intervals

Confidence Intervals in Excel Who needs Minitab when when you can determine Confidence Intervals in Excel? This simple worksheet allows you to determine an Alpha level and input variables such as the sample size; the worksheet will provide the sampled Capability.  Additionally, there is a Proportions space where you can enter the number of trials […]

RANDOM versus NON-RANDOM – A Simple Illustration

The concept of random versus non-random is not a difficult one. A better approach might be to state that the difference between random versus non-random is not a difficult one (so the author claims). If we are armed with a realistic but simple illustration, the differences between random and non-random may seem a little more […]

Warranty Prediction Introduction to Making Better Products

Using Warranty Prediction to Make a Better Product Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the world.  Some of those travels brought me to Asia, and in high-velocity manufacturing settings.  I have a special interest in product warranty analysis partly from my Six Sigma Black Belt training, but also from a […]

Introduction to Equal Variance Assumption

Use of Equal Variance Assumption with ANOVA The equal variance assumption is important in statistics because it applies to two of the most widely used tools, the two-sample t-test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Both of these tools are used to test whether there are differences in population means, based upon the evidence present in […]

An Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics in 8 Easy Steps

An Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics in 8 Easy Steps Today, I created a slideshare account and uploaded my first presentation An Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics in 8 Easy Steps.  As a courtesy to my regular readers, I have included the slides at the link below. Summary: 1. Learn the Scales of Measure 2. […]