Statistics for Six Sigma Made Easy

Author: Warren Brussee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071502023
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Six Sigma For Dummies

Author: Craig Gygi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118238044
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The fast and easy way to understand and implement Six Sigma The world's largest and most profitable companies—including the likes of GE, Bank of America, Honeywell, DuPont, Samsung, Starwood Hotels, Bechtel, and Motorola—have used Six Sigma to achieve breathtaking improvements in business performance, in everything from products to processes to complex systems and even in work environments. Over the past decade, over $100 billion in bottom-line performance has been achieved through corporate Six Sigma programs. Yet, despite its astounding effectiveness, few outside of the community of Six Sigma practitioners know what Six Sigma is all about. With this book, Six Sigma is revealed to everyone. You might be in a company that's already implemented Six Sigma, or your organization may be considering it. You may be a student who wants to learn how it works, or you might be a seasoned business professional who needs to get up to speed. In any case, this updated edition of Six Sigma For Dummies is the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide on the market. New and updated material, including real-world examples What Six Sigma is all about and how it works The benefits of Six Sigma in organizations and businesses The powerful "DMAIC" problem-solving roadmap Yellow, Green and Black—how the Six Sigma "belt" system works How to select and utilize the right tools and technologies Speaking the language of Six Sigma; knowing the roles and responsibilities; and mastering the statistics skills and analytical methods Six Sigma For Dummies will become everyone's No. 1 resource for discovering and mastering the world's most famous and powerful improvement tool. Stephen Covey is spot-on when he says, "Six Sigma For Dummies is a book to be read by everyone."

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
Format: PDF
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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.

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

Author: Lauren Templeton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071631607
Format: PDF
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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
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9289043040
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Accelerated Learning Handbook A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster More Effective Training Programs

Author: Dave Meier
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007182216X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discover how today's corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs. Accelerated learning is the use of music, color, emotion, play, and creativity to involve the whole student and enliven the learning experience. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the first definitive book to explain state-of-the-art accelerated learning techniques to trainers and teachers, and features 40 techniques designed to save money while producing far better results. Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results. Training professionals will look to The Accelerated Learning Handbook to: Improve the long-term value of training Cut course development time by half Discover tips for music- and computer-based learning

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

Author: Peter Pande
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071431497
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

The Leader s Handbook Making Things Happen Getting Things Done

Author: Peter R. Scholtes
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071386883
Format: PDF
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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!

Introductory Econometrics for Finance

Author: Chris Brooks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139916459
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 How GE Motorola and Other Top Companies are Honing Their Performance

Author: Peter Pande
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071376679
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.