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What Is An Example Of Special Cause?

Walter Shewhart, who developed Control Charts at Bell Labs in the 1920s, used those charts to distinguish between 2 types of variation. He saw that all processes showed signs of Common Cause variation, but processes that were not in control also exhibited Special Cause variation. If you think about why you’re maybe a few minutes…
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What are the five steps of the DMAIC process?

The five steps of the DMAIC process are: Define – Identifying the issue that you want to resolve Measure – Plan and capture data about the current performance and what might impact that performance Analyze – Review the process and the data to determine the root causes of the issue Improve – Plan changes to…
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Lean Six Sigma: Step by Step (DMAIC Infographic)

Lean Six Sigma is simply a process for solving a problem. It consists of five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, & Control. This process is also known as DMAIC (“duh-may-ik”), its acronym. DMAIC is a five-step method for improving existing process problems with unknown causes. Phase 1: Define Define the…

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Lean Six Sigma Boosts Leadership and Culture in Healthcare

Among the industries in turmoil in today’s economy, Healthcare has the potential to achieve the some of the greatest levels of improvement. While improvement can be obtained in various ways, when an organization’s leaders are involved, the chances of an improvement effort's success and impact is exponentially higher. Lean Six…

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DMAIC

DMAIC is a five step method for improving existing problems with unknown causes. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. For a better understanding of DMAIC and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Green Belt Training or Lean Training.

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Analyze Phase

The Analyze Phase is the third phase of the DMAIC process, and focuses on identifying the root cause (or causes) of a process problem. The Analyze Phase requires data and knowledge gleaned from the previous Define and Measure phases of DMAIC. This phase focuses on analysis of the data and…

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How Does Lean Six Sigma Work?

Five Basic Phases Lean Six Sigma is simply an effective methodology used to fix a problem. It is based on common sense practices and is completed in five phases: Define: Define the problem and what is required to satisfy your customer. Measure: Map the current process to collect data. Analyze:…

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