Statistics for Six Sigma Made Easy

Author: Warren Brussee

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071502023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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A veteran GE manager explains the tools of Six Sigma--in plain English This is the first simple, low-level guide to using the powerful statistical tools of Six Sigma to solve real-world problems. Warren Brussee, a Six Sigma manager who helped his teams generate millions of dollars in savings, shows how to plot, interpret, and validate data for a Six Sigma project. The basic statistical tools in the book can be applied to manufacturing, sales, marketing, process, equipment design, and more. Best of all, no background in statistics is required to start improving quality and initiating cost-saving improvements right away. Features dozens of Six Sigma statistical problem-solving case studies Presents a simplified form of the most common Six Sigma tools Simplifies Greenbelt training with one concise reference Explains how to use Excel to make Six Sigma problem-solving calculations Includes all the basic Six Sigma formulas and tables

Lean for Banks

Improving Quality, Productivity, and Morale in Financial Offices

Author: Bohdan W. Oppenheim,Marek Felbur

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482260840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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Most banking institutions suffer from numerous inefficiencies, such as poor planning; inadequate coordination and communication; ineffective processes, tools, and workflow; and excessive bureaucracy. Lean for Banks describes in easy language how to use Lean and Six Sigma management practices to significantly improve the efficiency of bank operations. This book shows how to use Lean and Six Sigma management practices to improve the normal daily work in a bank, typically executed in the so-called "back offices." This work involves about 90 percent of bank employees and generates 90 percent of costs. Lean for Banks explains how to organize bank operations better, increase work productivity and quality by working smarter and not harder, make fewer mistakes and decrease rework, and elevate jobs from mundane and repetitive to creative and pleasantly challenging. Most importantly, it shows how to increase the satisfaction of bank customers and in turn enhance bank competitiveness and market share. Lean for Banks is intended for all levels of bank employees: back-office workers, first-level supervisors, middle- and higher-level managers, and corporate executives. It is also intended for all levels of students at schools that teach banking skills—short courses intended for tellers, college courses in advanced banking operations, and continuing education for bank managers and line employees. This book is an entry-level text on Lean and should give readers enough understanding to prepare them for active participation in Lean deployment activities.

Investing the Templeton Way: The Market-Beating Strategies of Value Investing's Legendary Bargain Hunter

Author: Lauren Templeton,Scott Phillips

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071631607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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“To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest ultimate rewards.”-Sir John Templeton Called the “greatest stock picker of the century” by Money magazine, legendary fund manager Sir John Templeton is revered as one of the world's premiere value investors, widely known for pioneering global investing and out-performing the stock market over a five-decade span. Investing the Templeton Way provides a never-before-seen glimpse into Sir John's timeless principles and methods. Beginning with a review of the methods behind Sir John's proven investment selection process, Investing the Templeton Way provides historical examples of his most successful trades and explains how today's investors can apply Sir John's winning approaches to their own portfolios. Detailing his most well-known principle investing at the point of maximum pessimism- this book outlines the techniques Sir John has used throughout his career to identify such points and capitalize on them. Among the lessons to be learned: Discover how to keep a cool head when other investors overreact to bad news Become a bargain stock hunter like Sir John-buy the stocks emotional sellers wish to unload and sell them what they are desperate to buy Search worldwide to expand your bargain inventory Protect your portfolio from yourself through diversification Rely on quantitative versus qualitative reasoning when it comes to selecting stocks Adopt a virtuous investment strategy that will endure in all market conditions

Investing in Hospitals of the Future

Author: Bernd Rechel,S. Wright,N. Edwards

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289043040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Despite considerable investments in health facilities worldwide, little systematic evidence is available on how to plan, design and build new facilities that maximise health gain and ensure that services are responsive to the legitimate expectations of users. This book brings together current knowledge about key dimensions of capital investment in the health sector. A number of issues are examined, including new models of long-term care, capacity planning, the impact of capital investment on the health care workforce, markets and competition, systems used for procurement and financing, the whole lifecycle of health facilities, facility management, the wider impact of capital investment on the local community and economy, how care models can be translated into capital asset solutions, and issues of therapeutic and sustainable design. This book is of value to those interested in the planning, financing, construction, and management of new health facilities. It identifies critical lessons that increase the chances that capital projects will be successful.

World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

Author: Edward H. Frazelle

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071785590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Timeless Insights for Planning and Managing 21st-Century Warehouse Operations Despite today's just-in-time production mentality, with its efforts to eliminate warehouses and their inventory carrying costs, effective warehousing continues to play a critical bottom-line role for companies worldwide. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling covers today's state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and overall productivity of warehousing operations. Written by one of today's recognized logistics thought leaders, this comprehensive resource provides authoritative answers on such topics as: The seven principles of world-class warehousing Warehouse activity profiling Warehouse performance measures Warehouse automation and computerization Receiving and put away Storage and retrieval operations Picking and packing Humanizing warehouse operations World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling describes the processes and systems required for meeting the changing demands of warehousing. Filled with practices from proven to innovative, it will help all logistics professionals improve the productivity, quality, and cycle time of their existing warehouse operations. Not too long ago, effective warehousing was a relatively straightforward progression of receiving, storing, and shipping. But in today's age of e-commerce, supply chain integration, globalization, and just-in-time methodology, warehousing has become more complex than at any time in the pastnot to mention more costly. World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling breaks through the confusing array of warehouse technology, buzzwords, and third-party providers to describe the principles of warehousing required for the implementation of world-class warehousing operations. Holding up efficiency and accuracy as the keys to success in warehousing, it is the first widely published methodology for warehouse problem solving across all areas of the supply chain, providing an organized set of principles that can be used to streamline all types of warehousing operations. Case studies from Avon, Ford, Xerox, True Value Hardware, and others detail how today's most innovative logistics and supply chain managers are arriving at proven solutions to a wide variety of warehousing challenges. Topics discussed include: Warehouse activity profilingfor identifying causes of information and material flow problems and pinpointing opportunities for improvement Warehouse performance measuresfor monitoring, reporting, and benchmarking warehouse performance Storage and retrieval system selectionfor improving storage density, handling productivity, and trade-offs in required capital investment Order picking strategiesfor improving the productivity and accuracy of order fulfillment Computerizing warehousing operationsfor profiling activity, monitoring performance, and simplifying operations World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling integrates global and e-commerce issues as it addresses customization, information technology, performance analysis, expansion and contraction planning, and the overall role of the warehouse in logistics management and the supply chain. Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory managementand reduces overall warehousing expense.

Leaning Into Six Sigma

A Parable of the Journey to Six Sigma and a Lean Enterprise

Author: Barbara Wheat,Chuck Mills,Mike Carnell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071428941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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A brief business novel about combining today's two most powerful quality initiatives Leaning Into Six Sigma shows managers how to combine today's two most popular continuous improvement methodologies-- Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma--for dramatically improved quality and cycle time. This concise and fast-paced "business novel" tells the story of how one skeptical company gradually came to understand and implement a Lean Six Sigma initiative--improving quality at all levels of the organization. This engaging story will help employees and managers understand basic quality concepts from Design of Experiments (DOE) to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), while learning how to: Implement work cells and preventive maintenance Get rid of excess inventory Speed up processes

The Leader's Handbook: Making Things Happen, Getting Things Done

Author: Peter R. Scholtes

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071386883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 2099

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Lead your organization into the 21st century with the help of this groundbreaking book that is already creating a stir in corporate boardrooms across America! In a book that does for managers what his mega-bestseller, The Team Handbook, did for teams, Peter Scholtes, who is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential Quality leaders of the decade, shows the real root of management problems. Learn how to stop blaming your workers and start changing the systems with the help of activities and exercises that enable you to immediately begin implementing breakthrough improvements in all your work processes!

The Six Sigma Way: How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance

Author: Peter Pande,Robert Neuman,Roland Cavanagh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071376679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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An implementation blueprint for SIX SIGMA! "The Six Sigma Way demystifies Six Sigma with a real-world 'how-to 'guide. A good investment for any business planning to launch Six Sigma." John Biedry, VP Quality & Compliance, Sears Home Services. Cost reduction...productivity improvement...customer retention...these are the promises of the Six Sigma quality management system. The Six Sigma Way reveals how GE, Motorola, and numerous other companies are successfully using Six Sigma to fine-tune products and processes, improve performance, and increase profits. Now you can read the roadmap for implementing Six Sigma in your manufacturing or service organization. The authorswho have worked with some of the most visible Six Sigma companies including GEprovide step-by-step guidance and practical implementation guidelines. Whether your goal is to fix a process problem or implement Six Sigma company-wide, The Six Sigma Way will help you develop an approach customized for your company's needs and the challenges of the twenty-first century business environment. The Six Sigma Way: Addresses the challenges and politics of launching, leading, and training people for Six Sigma. Focuses on implementing the major steps and quality improvement tools in the Six Sigma system. Features insights, comments, and examples from business leaders and managers using Six Sigma in their organizations.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment

Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613127154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Introductory Econometrics for Finance

Author: Chris Brooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139916459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This bestselling and thoroughly classroom-tested textbook is a complete resource for finance students. A comprehensive and illustrated discussion of the most common empirical approaches in finance prepares students for using econometrics in practice, while detailed case studies help them understand how the techniques are used in relevant financial contexts. Worked examples from the latest version of the popular statistical software EViews guide students to implement their own models and interpret results. Learning outcomes, key concepts and end-of-chapter review questions (with full solutions online) highlight the main chapter takeaways and allow students to self-assess their understanding. Building on the successful data- and problem-driven approach of previous editions, this third edition has been updated with new data, extensive examples and additional introductory material on mathematics, making the book more accessible to students encountering econometrics for the first time. A companion website, with numerous student and instructor resources, completes the learning package.

The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook: An Implementation Guide for Process Improvement Teams

Author: Peter Pande,Robert Neuman,Roland Cavanagh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071431497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This companion guide to the bestselling The Six Sigma Way focuses on the project improvement teams that do the real, in-the-trenches work of Six Sigma—measuring performance, improving quality and saving millions in the process. The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook is a highly practical reference for team leaders and members, outlining both the methods that have made Six Sigma successful and the basic steps a team must follow in an improvement effort. Written by three veteran trainers of Six Sigma “Black Belts” and teams at GE, Sun Microsystems, and Sears, this hands-on guide helps teams obtain the skills they need to identify a product, service, or process that needs improvement or redesign; gather data on the process and the rate of defects; find ways to improve quality up to a Six Sigma level—just 3.4 defects per million; and much more. * Includes dozens of data-gathering forms and Six Sigma tools and worksheets * Describes key improvement methods in a concise “how-to” format with checklists and tips

Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income: Using Intra-Day Trading Tactics to Harness the Power of Today's Volatile Markets

Author: Thomas K. Carr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071753451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Profit every day from market volatility at all levels of the game The high-pace atmosphere of today's markets may appear overwhelming, but the right trading systems and expert guidance can help you build winning habits--and Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income gives you the expertise and tools you need to consistently earn outsized market gains. Written by the man Wall Street calls "Dr. Stoxx," this practical trading manual shows you how to harness the power of volatility to bank daily profits. Microtrend trading takes you beyond the realm of common fundamental or technical analysis to find the hidden pockets of rationality, the "micro-trends," between the open and close of daily trading. Carr's proven, quick-turn, 100 percent mechanical systems are easy to use and do not require sitting in front of the computer all day. You can trade on your lunch break, you can trade the open or the afternoon session, you can even trade once a month and still make great income. And since most strategies in this book have you liquid by the closing bell, your day ends with your account gains posted--and your net worth heading skyward. Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income shortens the learning curve and prepares you to think quickly and act decisively with insightful examples and case studies that illuminate Carr's time-tested strategies. With this reliable resource at your fingertips, you will have the confidence to take large positions and make huge returns on a day-to-day basis. Within days you'll be building wealth while tightly managing risk. Micro-Trend Trading for Daily Income is the one complete book that gives you the tools and knowledge you need to develop an arsenal of mechanical, profitable shortterm trading strategies that can earn you consistent profits--even in today's temperamental markets.

Statistics with Confidence

Confidence Intervals and Statistical Guidelines

Author: Douglas Altman,David Machin,Trevor Bryant,Martin Gardner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702506

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This highly popular introduction to confidence intervals has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It includes methods for using confidence intervals, with illustrative worked examples and extensive guidelines and checklists to help the novice.

Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management

Author: Bahadir Inozu,Dan Chauncey,Vickie Kamataris,Charles Mount,LLC NOVACES

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761632

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS "If I had to sum up this book in one word, the word would be 'brilliant'! This is one of the most insightful books on TOC, not just for healthcare, that I have ever read." --BOB SPROULL, author of The Ultimate Improvement Cycle: Maximizing Profits through the Integration of Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management lays out an integrated approach for using three industrially based methods to transform hospital operations in terms of patient outcomes and experience, financial viability, and employee satisfaction. This pioneering guide presents a scalable strategy for managing bottlenecks, eliminating waste, reducing errors, and containing costs in healthcare organizations, as well as sustaining the gains achieved. Real-world case studies illustrate successful performance improvement implementations that have realized breakthrough operational and financial results. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Constraints Management applications in healthcare The NOVACES SystemCPI--an integrated performance improvement deployment approach Three-part assessment--strategic gap analysis, system-level value stream analysis, and system constraint analysis Planning a performance improvement program deployment to ensure timely and consistent execution Applying the right tool to the right problem from a system perspective Sustaining gains achieved by the performance improvement team Defining a path to self-sufficiency

Lean For Dummies

Author: Natalie J. Sayer,Bruce Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237722

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Take charge and engage your enterprise in a Lean transformation Have you thought about using Lean in your business or organization, but are not really sure how to implement it? Or perhaps you're already using Lean, but you need to get up to speed. Lean For Dummies shows you how to do more with less and create an enterprise that embraces change. In plain-English, this friendly guide explores the general overview of Lean, how flow and the value stream works, and the best ways to apply Lean to your enterprise. This revised edition includes the latest tools, advice, and information that can be used by everyone — from major corporations to small business, from non-profits and hospitals to manufacturers and service corporations. In addition, it takes a look at the successes and failures of earlier Lean pioneers — including Toyota, the inventors of Lean — and offer case studies and hands-on advice. The latest on the Six Sigma and Lean movements The role of technology and the expanding Lean toolbox Case studies enhance the material Lean For Dummies gives today's business owners and upper level management in companies of all sizes and in all industries, the tools and information they need to streamline process and operate more efficiently.

Principles of Finance with Excel

Author: Simon Benninga,Tal Mofkadi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190296384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

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Offering exceptional resources for students and instructors, Principles of Finance with Excel, Third Edition, combines classroom-tested pedagogy with the powerful functions of Excel software. Authors Simon Benninga and Tal Mofkadi show students how spreadsheets provide new and deeper insightsinto financial decision making.The third edition of Principles of Finance with Excel covers the same topics as standard financial textbooks - including portfolios, capital asset pricing models, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, and option pricing - and can therefore be used in any introductorycourse. In addition, it introduces Excel software as it applies to finance students and practitioners. Throughout the book, the implementation of finance concepts with Excel software is demonstrated and explained. A separate section of PFE provides thorough coverage of all Excel software topics usedin the book: graphs, function data tables, dates, Goal Seek, and Solver.Visit www.oup.com/us/benninga for student and instructor resources, including all the spreadsheets used as examples in the text and in the end-of-chapter problems.

The ASQ Pocket Guide to Statistics for Six Sigma Black Belts

Author: Matthew A. Barsalou

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Six Sigma Black Belts are expected to have the skills of a good experimenter, possessing both a deep understanding of statistics and a knowledge of the industry in which they work. This book is written for the Six Sigma Black Belt who needs an understanding of many statistical methods but does not use all of these methods every day. It is intended to be used as a quick reference, providing basic details and formulas. The methods presented here are laid out according to the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) phases in which they are typically used. Included in appendices are a flowchart that provides the correct statistical test for a given use and type; flowcharts depicting the five steps for hypothesis testing; the statistical formulas in tables to serve as a quick reference; and statistical tables.

OpenIntro Statistics

Author: David Diez,Christopher Barr,Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943450046

Category:

Page: N.A

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The OpenIntro project was founded in 2009 to improve the quality and availability of education by producing exceptional books and teaching tools that are free to use and easy to modify. We feature real data whenever possible, and files for the entire textbook are freely available at openintro.org. Visit our website, openintro.org. We provide free videos, statistical software labs, lecture slides, course management tools, and many other helpful resources.

Handbook for Health Care Research

Author: Robert L. Chatburn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763778057

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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"Handbook for Health Care Research, Second Edition, provides step-by-step guidelines for conducting and analyzing research, teaching students and practitioners how to implement research protocols and evaluate the results even if they lack experience or formal training in the research process. Features include easy reference of basic research procedures and definitions as well as information on how to determine the proper test to use and how to format information for computer entry. Statistical procedures and published findings are illustrated with real-world examples from health care practice in this user-friendly resource. Readers will also learn the research basics necessary to understand scientific articles in medical journals and discover how to write abstracts that will pass peer review. Handbook for Health Care Research, Second Edition, is an excellent tool to help students and practitioners become "educated consumers" of research and apply the principles of scientific analysis to provide a sound basis for patient care." --Book Jacket.