Week 5 Discussion 1 - development. The goal is having the...

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Two examples of quality tools are histograms and control charts. Simply put histograms provide a depiction of how often something has occurred using bars on a graph. Sets of numbers are graphed according to how frequently they emerge. The shape of the graph will illustrate how the values in a set are dispersed around the mean. The benefit of a histogram is that it decreases large data sets onto one graph that can show more than just primary peaks. This will provide a visual representation of how statistically significant those primary and secondary peaks are. As we discussed in class, a control chart should include all facets of a company and how they are contributing to control. It is a key tool used to monitor effective process control and
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Unformatted text preview: development. The goal is having the chart indicate that that process is under control. It can then be used confidently to predict future trends. If an area is not considered in control, it can then be monitored and the trends can be analyzed to find the source of variations and problems. I think our company could really benefit from the use of a control chart. It may have an impact if they could see all in one place just how out of control most of our processes are. Maybe then they could stay focused on fixing current issues and trying to actually put their mission of continuous improvement into motion. Source: http://quarknet.fnal.gov/toolkits/new/histograms.html http://quarknet.fnal.gov/toolkits/new/histograms.html...
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