Analyze Phase

Scatter Plot

table of contents Statistical Analysis Tools in Six Sigma – Scatter Plot What is a Scatter Plot? A scatter plot is a graphical representation that displays the relationship between two numerical variables. It uses a Cartesian coordinate system, with one variable plotted on the x-axis and the other on the y-axis. The data points are

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Pareto Chart

table of contents Statistical Analysis Tools – Pareto Chart What is a Pareto Chart? Picture yourself confronted with an extensive list of issues or causes that require your attention. You are seeking ways to primarily improve your business processes, optimize resources, and enhance overall performance. More specifically, you want to identify the vital few factors

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Histogram

table of contents Statistical Analysis Tools in Six Sigma – Histogram What is a Histogram? Histograms are graphical representations that display the distribution of data. They help Six Sigma practitioners to understand the variation present in a process. Histograms plot the data in bar-like structures. They provide insights into the central tendency, shape, and spread

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Value Stream Mapping

table of contents Unlocking Efficiency and Streamlining Processes: The Power of Value Stream Mapping What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Value stream mapping (VSM) is a visual management tool and a lean manufacturing technique. VSM analyzes, optimizes, and improves the flow of materials, information, and activities, from its initial stages to the customer. Primarily, the

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FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

table of contents Comprehensive Guide to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) What is FMEA? Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a structured risk assessment technique. Primarily, it aims to identify potential failures, their causes, and the consequences of those failures. It enables you to anticipate and address potential issues early in the project

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Fishbone Diagram

table of contents Fishbone Diagram What is a Fishbone Diagram? The Fishbone Diagram, also known as the Ishikawa Diagram or Cause-and-Effect Diagram, is a visual problem-solving technique. It helps to identify and categorize the potential causes of a specific problem or effect.  Interestingly, the name “Fishbone Diagram” comes from its appearance. It resembles the skeleton

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5 Why Analysis

table of contents 5 Why Analysis What is a 5 Why Analysis? The “5 Why Analysis” is a powerful problem-solving technique that helps uncover the root cause of a problem or issue. The process involves repeatedly asking “why” to delve deeper into the underlying causes until we identify the core issue. Thus, we dig beyond

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Root Cause Analysis

table of contents Root Cause Analysis: Tracing a Problem to Its Origins Introduction In any organization or project, encountering process problems is a common challenge. These problems can hinder productivity, quality, and overall efficiency. To overcome these, it is important to identify their underlying causes, and for this purpose, we conduct a well-executed root cause

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Analyze Phase

table of contents Introduction to Analyze Phase Once you’ve successfully completed the Define and Measure phases of Six Sigma, it’s time to move on to the Analyze phase. The Analyze phase is a critical step in the overall Six Sigma DMAIC process. In fact, its importance lies in its ability to delve deep into data-driven

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