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Understanding Six Sigma

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History of Six Sigma

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The U.S Defense system developed a system known as SQC to manage the complex weapon system & to handle the distributed defense contractors. SQC:- is a set of tools that originated in the Military Standards and the basis of SQC process was 3 sigma limits which yields a rate of 2700 defects per million.

After World war 2 US companies returned to their Original strategy while the defeated countries were rebuilding their Industries. General Mc Arthur who was the Governor general of JAPAN at that time Imported some of the U.S. Pioneers of SQC to help train their counterparts in JAPAN.
By 1970~ 1980 Japanese producers were renowned for their Quality & durability. U.S Companies slowly realized that to attain the desired Quality level two things are necessary One should be able to measure the quality level I.e it should be Quantifiable & Measurable. Motorola pioneered the Use of Six Sigma , Bill Smith VP &Senior QA Manager of Motorola is regarded as the Father of Six Sigma.

History of Six Sigma

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Quality Management & Six Sigma


Six Sigma Management --Lead by American Companies Total Optimization of R&D, Production , Sales and Service is necessary

Six Sigma

Small group of sections Toward total Solution

Total Quality Management

Improve Product Quality

Total Quality Control

Quality ` Control

Production line focussed Improvement --- Lead by Japanese Companies

History of Six Sigma

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Most of service called products were from reworked products at the factories

Bill Smith Report

Hidden Factory and Rolled throughput Yield concept are Induced

Actual Practice Strategy by Dr. Michael Harry The Malcom Baldridge Award of 1988 of Motorola After Motorola, Texas Instruments, ABB, Allied Signal , GE, LG Electronics, Polaroid, Nokia, Lockheed Martin, . Sony started Six Sigma

Definitions
Population
Total Study Group

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Small Group taken from Population

Data
The facts derived from the sample

The Group of Sample 100 people who possesses a Fan

Age and Number of decision makers purchasing a Fan

Definitions
Data Point : The single entity in the sample.

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Data : The trend of data points in a sample I.e the facts derived from the sample. Information : The data presented in a form which conveys some result, Conclusion Sample : A Sample is a portion of the whole collection of Items (population) Population : The population consists of the set of all measurements in which the investigation is interested. It is also called Universe. Statistic : A numerical value such as standard deviation or mean , that characterizes the sample. Statistics : An application theory & method to reach appropriate & wise decisions in unknown circumstances.

Population Sample

The Characteristic of populaton : parameter

The Characteristic of Sample : Statistic

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Types of Data A.) Continuos Data : - The Data which can be measured and has unit associated with it is called continuous data. It can be in fractions. E.g Length of a Playground, Thickness of the paint coating, ect.

B) Attribute Data :- The data which can has only two options Yes/No, True/False is called Attribute data.

E.g Quality of Food ( OK/NG),

C) Discreet Data : - The data which can be measured only in whole number and has no units associated with it is called Discreet data. It is the Count of the Number of Attributes E.g number of Heart Beats in one minute, Number of Type A defects.

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Characteristics of Normal Curve


Normal Distribution Curve is known as Density Curve meaning the area under the curve is equal to one. A.) The Normal curve is a bell shaped curve and it has single peak (Mode ) at the center. B) The mean & median of the distribution are equal and are located at the peak. C) The Normal distribution curve is symmetrical USL about the mean. D) The curve is asymptotic I.e the curve gets close to X-Axis but it never touches it Standard Normal curve is one having Mean=0, and standard deviation =1.
x LSL

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Measures of Central Tendency of Data


A.) Mean : The mean of a set of Observations is their average. It is equal to the sum of all
Observations divided by the number of Observations in the set. E.g Consider the data set given below

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ; Mean = 1+ 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15/5 = 3
Mean of Sample,

X= S Xi = I=1

x1 +x2 +x3 +x4+..xn

n
b.) Median : The Median term of the given data is given by n + 1 th Median = term, where n is the number of 2
Observations in the given data(arranged in increasing order).
E.g 3, 5 , 1 , 8 , 2 , 7 , 1 , 4 . No. of Terms = 8, Arrange data in Increasing Order = 1 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 7, 8

Median Term = 4.5th Term = 4th Term + 0.5 ( 5th - 4th Term ) = 3 + 0.5 ( 4- 3) = 3.5

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Measures of Central Tendency of Data


C)

Mode

: The value Occurring maximum number of times

E.g 3, 4 , 3, 6, 5, 3, 7, 4 , Mode = 3

E.g Calculate the Median of the Following data : 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 10

Sol. Arrange the data in Increasing Order


2, 4, 6 , 8 , 10 , 12 , 15 No.of Observations = (7 + 1 ) / 2 = 4th Term = 8

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Measures of Spread/Dispersion of Data


a.) Range : The Difference between Maximum & Minimum value.

b) Standard Deviation ( s ) : It gives tells us about the variation in data .


c ) Variance ( s2) : It is defined as the square of the standard deviation to account for the total variation observed in the data.
E.g : The Process Specification = 10 2 Sol. USL = 12 , LSL =8 Range = USL - LSL = 12 - 8 = 4 Consider the data set 3, 2, 5, 1, 4 Mean = 3 Standard Deviation ( s ) = (10/4 )1/2 = 1. 5 Variation ( s2 ) = 2.25
Data 1 2 3 4 5 Mean = 3 Variation Variation 2 -2 4 -1 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 10

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Measures of Spread/Dispersion of Data


d) Quartile : It divides the total range into 4 equal parts (quarters ) and tells that in
which Quartile a particular data point is lying.

Q1 = n + 1 4

th

, Q2 = 2 * n + 1

th

, Q3 = 3 * n + 1

th

where Q1,Q2 and Q3 are 1st 2nd & 3rd Quartiles resp. Interquartile Range ( IQR ) = Q3 Q1, contains 50 % of the Total data points

Upper Limit UL Lower Limit

= Q3 + 1.5 IQR

LL = Q1 - 1.5 IQR

Eg. Calculate the First , second & Third Quartile for the data given below. Also calculate the IQR & Upper & Lower Limits. 10, 17, 14, 23, 18 , 11 , 9, 13 Sol . Arrange data in Increasing order = 9 , 10 , 11, 13, 14 , 17 , 18 , 23

Q1 = [ ( 8 +1) / 4 ] th = 2.25th Term = 2nd Term + 0.25 ( 3rd Term - 2nd Term ) = 10 + 0.25( 1) = 10.25 Q2= 2* 2.25th Term = 4.5th Term = 13 + 0.5 (14 - 13 ) = 13.5, Q3= 3* 2.25th Term = 6.75th Term = 17.75 IQR = Q3 -Q1 = 17.75 - 10.25 = 7.50 ; UL = 17.75 + 1.5( 7.50 ) =
29 ; UL = 10.25 - 1.5 (7.50) = -1

Six Sigma : Introduction

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What is Six Sigma .???????

1) Statistical Measurement : We measure defect rates in all the Processes through an expanding statistical concept, and we use s in measuring process capability. 2) Business Strategy : We gain a competitive edges in Quality, Cost, Customer Satisfaction. 3) Philosophy : We should work smarter, not harder

Six Sigma : Introduction Z Level Harvest

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Z
6
5 4 3 2

PPM 3.4 233 6,210

Sweet Fruit
Design for Manufacturablity 5 s Wall, Improve Designs

Bulk of Fruit
Process Characterization and Optimization 4 s Wall, Improve Processes

Lower Hanging Fruit


Seven Basic Tools 3 s Wall, Work with suppliers

66,807
308,537
Defect Opportunity

Ground Fruit
Logic and Intuition

Process Capability

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The Percentage Acceptable Area under the Curve Increases as the Z Value ( the Number of Standard Deviations s) Increases .

1s

68.3 % 95.45 % 99.73 % 99.9936 % 99.99 99 4 % 99.99 99 99 8 %

2s
3s 4s 5s 6s

USL

LSL

The Area Under the Curve represents the Acceptance or Yield, whereas the Area outside the Curve represents the Rejection

Six Sigma : D-M-A-I-C


Theme Selection

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Theme Selection (Define)

Measurement

Define problem Define range Measuring capability of CTQ Clearfy measuring method

Capability OK ? N Analysis

Redesign

Measurement

Analysis Redesign ? N Improvement Improvement Y

Clearfy factors

Find vital few Optimize process

Capability OK ? Y Control Control

Control vital few Set up control system

3s Vs 6s Company

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The 3 Sigma Company Spends 15-25% of sales dollars on cost of failure

The 6 Sigma Company Spends 5% of sales dollars on cost of failure

Produces 66,807 defects per million Produces 3.4 defects per million opportunities opportunities Relies on capable prcesses that Relies on inspection to find defects dont produce defects Belives high quality is expensive Benchmarks themselves against their competition Believes 99% is good enough Defines CTQs internally

Knows that the high quality producer is the low cost produer
Benchmarks themselves against the best in the world Believes 99% is Unacceptable Defines CTQs from customers

Define-Application of Six Sigma

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Six Sigma is a tool that can be applied to all business systems, Design, Manufacturing, Sales & Service Guarantee for design completion Selecting CTQ to meet customer requirement
Deciding reasonable Tolerance Guarantee CTQs through capability analysis

R&D

Mfg

Quality Assurance in Manufacturing Stages Improve serious Problems


Real Time Monitoring CTQ control system

SVC

Maximizing Sales & Service Improve cycle time & accuracy


Cost Improvement

Define

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Define Phase
Pareto Analysis

Process Mapping
Logic Tree 3/5 Why Analysis RTY QFD FMEA Brainstorming

Define

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Pareto Analysis : The Origin of the Tool lies with the Italian Economist Vilfredo
Pareto. Pareto Principle is also known as 80/20 .20% of items purchased by the company accounts for 80% of the value 1st Item in the figure below indicates the highest no of faults

Pareto Charts are a type of bar chart in which the horizontal axis represents categories
of interest, rather than a continuous scale. The categories are often "defects." By ordering the bars from largest to smallest, a Pareto chart can help you determine which of the defects comprise the "vital few" and which are the "trivial many." A cumulative percentage line helps you judge the added contribution of each category. Pareto charts can help to focus improvement efforts on areas where the largest gains can be made. Pareto chart can draw one chart for all your data (the default), or separate charts for groups within your data.

Example :The company you work for manufactures metal bookcases. During final
inspection, a certain number of bookcases are rejected due to scratches, chips, bends, or dents. You want to make a Pareto chart to see which defect is causing most of your problems. First you count the number of times each defect occurred, then you enter the name of the defect each time it occurs into a worksheet column called Damage.

Define
Damage Scratch Scratch Bend Chip Dent Scratch Chip Scratch Counts 274 59 19 43 4 8 6 10

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Choose Stat > Quality Tools > Pareto Chart. Choose Chart defects data in and enter Damage. Click OK. Graph window output

Define Process Mapping

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Process mapping is used to document process to examine part and information flow. It is a key tool in identifying opportunities for improvement. The Process Mapping Method Define the Process boundary. (General area or specific process you intend to improve) Brainstorm and order process steps with your team. Code activities using symbols for easy analysis. Walk through the process to validate map. Add key process metrics - yield, costs, rolled throughput yield, scrap, overtime $, capacity, %schedule, %OTD

Analyze map for key business issues -could be in the areas of :


- Process loss or waste - Cycle time improvements - Quality improvements - Flow improvements

Define
Process Mapping
Car Shop arrival

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[ex] Vehicle Purchasing
Meeting Salesman Trial Driving? Yes No Small Talk Look around first car Look around second car

Look around third car

Shop around for another shop No Whether you buy or not?


Operation

Receive key and Tag

Trial Driving

Yes

Decide to buy

Review the sales manager


Decision

Decide Contract Value

Delay

Decide the Price

No Whether you purchase another or not? Yes Review the sales manager

Visit another car shop No

measurement

Storage

Decide to buy

Decide the price

Yes Reasonable price?

Make out final contract

Get a loan

Credit check

Stand by for a loan

Drive the new car

Transmission

Define
Process Mapping

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[ex] Refrigerator - R1 Line Rolled Throughput Yield Door Assy 89.7% D/Plate plate/paint
99.0%

D/Liner extrusion/mold
99.7%

Door forming
93.4%

Door assembly
97.3%

99.6%

81.0%

I/Case extrusion/mold

Case forming

Cycle
97.7%

assembly
83.8%

Front - CTQ, L painting


Case Assy 73.4%
99.2%

O/Case, B/Plate
91.7%

LQC & appearance


96.5%

Output

Rolled Though put Yield = 73.4% 89.7% 97.7% 83.8% 96.5% = 52.0%
Case Door Cycle assembly LQC& appearance

Define Logic Tree (Structure Tree)

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Used to break down problem into manageable groups to identify root cause or area of focus. Breakdown the problem on the base of MECE - MECE - Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive Mutually Exclusive : When a Problem is broken into further sub parts there should not be anything common among the factors. Collectively Exhaustive : Also there should be nothing left to represent the Main factor
Why

Electromagnetic

Losses Inductance

Lamination
Why

Rotor
Endrings

Mechanical Area A

OD Core length

RPM

Stator
Area B

Assembly
6 is a kind of type which can improve the problem (RPM) by practicing improvement activity for the lower level displayed in the long run

Define

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5 Why Analysis : Five Why analysis is done to determine the root cause of the Problem . It is a kind of brainstorming to reach the root cause of the Problem. It is Observed that by the time you arrive at the 5th Why the solution of the Problem is with you. It is not essential to ask why 5 times, you can locate the root cause at the 3rd or 4th Why also..

Define

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RTY : Rolled throughput Yeild : It is the Probability that the product will pass
through all the stages without any rejection / rework.

RTY is calculated by calculating the YFTs of Individual stages.

RTY = YFT1 * YFT2 * YFTn


connected in series.

where YFTs are the First time yields of the Individual Stages/Process

YNA = Normalized Yield = ( RTY of the line )1/no. of stages in Line


YNA gives the average yield of line . This is used to calculate when we have to compare the performance of two lines on the basis of RTY.

Define

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RTY is the probability of going through all the processes with zero-defect the first time . Also, it provides an indication of opportunities to reduce the waste. Goal
-Process 1: (Acceptancerate:99.0%) -Process 2 (92.0%) -Process 3 (97.0%)

Input

To increase productivity through Quality Improvement Overall processs defect, m/c trouble, No work,L/B,Model
Change Loss,Non-value added work

Target

Tool

6 Sigma

Final Inspn. (97.0%)

Activity

TDR, 6 Sigma, NWT, One man one project

Un-controlled Loss

Total Process Defect-rate

- Process defect rate - Self & sequential inspection

Final Product

RTY = 0.990.920.970.97= 85.7 %


* RTY : Rolled Throughput Yield

To improve all the hidden defects of all the processes

Define Yield First Time


1000

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Painted Components

Are the parts Good ?


No

820

Yes

100

Rework & Reprocess ( Rust, Chemical Wash)

Yes

Can the parts be repaired ?


50

30

Yes

Rework & Pass-on ( Paint Touch up)

No Scrap (Dent)

Define

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First Time Yield

YFT = S/U
YFT = First Time Yield S = No. of units that pass the first time U = No. of units tested

YRT = YFT1 x YFT2 x YFT3


YRT = Rolled Throughput yield YFT1,YFT2, = First Time Yield of each process

YNA = (YRT)**1/Opp
YNA = Normalized Yield Opp = Number of opportunities

YFT gives the probability of going through one process with zero defects.

YRT gives the probability of going through all the processes with zero defects in the first time. YRT provides an indication of opportunities to reduce waste.

YNA us average yield of processes. YNA allows for calculation of Z value of processes. YNA allows for comparison between processes.

Define QFD :

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It is defined in two steps : a) Converting customers Voice into Engineers Voice b) Converting Engineers voice into Technical CTQs & CTPs QFD is tool which is used to generate data in the form of taking feedback from the customer through quality matrix, converting those requirements into Tech changes in the Process through Quality Matrix.
Identify key consumer cues by reviewing market, reliability requirements, general requirements and current quality issues. Rank cues by importance and translate them into technical specifications required to meet customer cues. Rank technical specifications by impact on customer cues and translate them into potential part characteristics(CTQS). Rank part characteristics by impact on meeting technical specifications(CTQS) QFD translates the Voice of the Consumer into the Voice of the Engineer.

Define

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QFD : Sub Process 1 : To Convert Consumers Voice into Engineers Voice

Engineer's Voice
Capacity of Motor System for Gas Charging HE Coils Fins per Inch Type of Comp Blower /Scroll

Priroty Ranking

Less Price
Customer's Requirement

9 3 1 9 9 212

3 9 1 9 3 170

1 9 9 1 3 126

1 1 3 3 9 82

1 1 3 1 9 66

10 6 5 8 3

Low Noise Air Flow Less Power More Cooling Rating

Define

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QFD : Sub Process 2 : To Convert Engineers Voice into Potential CTPs & CTQs

Potential CTP's & CTQ's


Comp Specifications EER Specifications Gas Charging Qty Variation less than 5mg HE Design Spec to be maintained
1 1 3 3 9 1600

KW Rating

Priroty Ranking

Engineer's Voice

Type of Comp Capacity of Motor Blower /Scroll Design System for Gas Charging HE Coils Fins per Inch

9 1 1 1 1 3096

1 9 1 1 1 2016

3 3 9 1 1 2428

3 1 1 9 3 1848

212 170 126 82 66

Define

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FMEA : Failure Mode Effect Analysis ( What Customer Doesnt want ) It gives you possible reasons in which a given Process / Design of part of a Product can Fail. To every Failure Mode we associate RPN Number RPN : Risk Priority Number = Severity * Occurrence * detection Rating Scale Severity
(1 ~ 10) (1 ~ 10) (1 ~ 10)

1 : If the Problem is Less Severe


10 : If the Problem is Life Threatening. 1 : If the Problem has chances of less occurrence 10 : If the Problem has more chances of occurrence 1 : If the Problem is easily detectable.

Occurrence

Detection

10 : If it is difficult to locate/detect the Problem

FMEA is used to proactively identify and rank risks in a product design and assign appropriate actions to be taken to prevent the failure mode.

Define

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FMEA Process Brainstorm potential failures of the product design. Assign severity and probability (likelihood of occurrence) ratings to each potential failure mode.

Determine existing control measures being taken to eliminate significant


failure modes. Develop actions to be taken to eliminate or reduce risk on all remaining significant failure modes.

Define

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Brainstorming : It is Discussion among the Process Experts.The basic rule of brainstorming is no ideas are criticized. Brainstorming is of three Types :

a) Freewheel
b) Round Robin c) Card Method

In Freewheeling type of brainstorming, everybody participates in the


simultaneous discussion In Round Robin type of brainstorming each Individual in the group is given a

chance to give his opinion


In Card type method the Individuals write their Ideas on the Card

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Measure Phase
Gage R & R Types of Sampling Process Capability Four Block Diagram

The Aim of the measure stage is to :


a. To Establish the validity of the measuring system & operator b. It tells the present Level of the Process.

Measure

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Six Sigma is based on the measured data. There will be unfavorable consequences from analysis using statistical tool if we have a problem with measuring system. Whats more, the process gets worse, then experiment will end up in failure. Therefore, we do better secure correct measurement system before the project.

Overall Variation

Part to Part Variation

Measurement System Variation

Variation due to gage Repeatability

Variation due to Operator Reproducibility Operator Operator by Part

Gage R & R - Introduction

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2Total = 2Part-Part + 2R&R


Total variation Variation due to differences among the parts. Measurement error variation

2R&R = 2Repeatibility + 2Reproducibility


Measurement error variation Variation due to Gage

Variation due to Operator

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What is Gage R&R Gage R & R is Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility.


Repeatability = EV(Equipment Variation)
It is the variation observed in the system when one Operator measures the same part twice using the same gage. Repeatability is the variation due to equipment variation. Example : Consider one Operator who successively measures the Thickness of paint coating on Ref L/R part using the same gauge. Reading 1 = 12.5 , Reading 2 = 12.0 , Difference = 0.5 , variation due to Gage (Repeatability)

Reproducibility = AV(Appraiser Variation)


It is the variation observed in the system when two different operators measures the same part using the same gage. Reproducibility is the variation due to change in operator. Example : Consider two Operators who successively measures the Thickness of paint coating on same Ref L/R part using the same gauge. Operator 1 = 14.8 , Operator 2 = 14.2 , Difference = 0.6 , variation due to Operator (Reproducibility )

Total Gage R&R =

E.V2 +A.V2

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Repeatability : Getting consistent results

Repeatability ?
Variation observed with one measurement device when used several times by one operator while measuring the identical characteristic on the same parts.

Measure/Re-measure variation

Reproducibility ?
Variation obtained from different operators using the same device when measuring the identical characteristic on the same parts.
Operator A Operator B Operator C

Reproducibility

Gage R & R - Purpose

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Gage R&R
Gage R & R is used to ensure that the measured data used for statistical tests is valid. Selection of the most appropriate gage for the task. When we want to compare the performance of each Gage. When we want to exclude the Gage error from results. Maintenance of measurement system ( Calibration )

For measurement training for existing and New Staff.

Measure ~ Gage R & R


Short study method

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Two types of Gage R&R Study

Requires minimum 2 operators and minimum 5 parts with each part measured at least once. This method cant separate the total variation Observed through Gage R &R into repeatability & reproducibility Permits speedy acceptance for adapting Gauge.

Long study method


Requires minimum 2 Operators, minimum 10 parts with each part measured at least twice. This method can divide the total variation observed in the system through Gage R & R into repeatability & reproducibility, so that we can get to know what we have to improve Operator or Gage

Gage R & R ~ Short Study

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Short Study Method


Example : The height of a component has specifications given by 5.0 0.5. (tolerance = 1.0 ) Solution : The Measurements taken by the two Operators for the Five Parts are listed below Part Operator 1 Operator 2 Ranges (1-2) 1 4.9 4.8 0.1 2 4.7 4.7 0 3 5.2 5.1 0.1 4 5 5.1 0.1 5 4.8 4.7 0.1 Range Sum 0.4

Average Range ( R-bar ) = S R / n = 0.4 / 5 = 0.08


Gauge Error = ( 6.0 /d) ( R-bar) = (5.15 /1.19) (0.08 ) = 0.3464

5.15 indicates the Confidence Level of 99 % ; 6.0 indicates a Confidence Level of 99.73 %

Gauge R & R as % of Tolerance = (0.3464 x 100) /1.0 = 34.64 %


Gauge Error is calculated by multiplying the average range by a constant d ( to be taken from the Table )

Gage R & R ~ Short Study

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d* values for distribution of the average range

Number of parts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

2 1.41 1.28 1.23 1.21 1.19 1.18 1.17 1.17 1.16 1.16

Number of operators 3 4 1.91 2.24 1.81 2.15 1.77 2.12 1.75 2.11 1.74 2.10 1.73 2.09 1.73 2.09 1.72 2.08 1.72 2.08 1.72 2.08

5 2.48 2.40 2.38 2.37 2.36 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.34 2.34

Gage R & R ~ Guidelines

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Pre Requisites for Gage R & R

Blind Test :

The Operator should not be aware that Gage R&R is going On.

The Previous Readings should not be conveyed while taking Next Reading.
Gage selection(Resolution)

The Gage must have a resolution of less than or equal to 10% of the one sided specification or process variation. Resolution is the smallest unit of measure the gage is able to read. Ex) In case of part feature tolerance equals +/-0.020, Gage must have resolution 0.002 and Gage R&R 20% to be recommended.

Intentional Sampling :

The samples must not be randomly selected, the sampling must be proceeded by a plan, so the total range of variation and specification are covered. Most values should lie near the LSL/USL , because the chances of discrepancy are more near these limits

Gage R &R ~ Long Study Method

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An acceptable value for a Gage R&R Study (Continuos Data - )


20% : Acceptable : Conditional : Unacceptable

% Study Variation & % Study Tolerance

20% to 29% 30%

An improvement plan to lower the gauge R&R variation should be implemented. If there is no improvement , consideration should be made for the risks associated with high Gauge R &R

Number of Distinct Categories

>4 > 0.25

P Value of the Operator * Part

Gage R &R - Long Study Method

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Input : Parts, Operator & Measurement data

Long study method (using Minitab)

Select: ANOVA

Gage R &R - Long Study Method

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Why ANOVA method is more accurate than X(bar) R Method..???????? X - R Method ANOVA

Part to Part Variation Repeatability Reproducibility

Part to Part Variation Repeatability

Reproducibility

Operator

Operator by Part

ANOVA Method further breaks the Variation due to Operator(Reproducibility) into Operator & Operator by Part

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Long study method (using Minitab)


Gage R&R Study - ANOVA Method Two-Way ANOVA Table With Interaction If significant, P-value < 0.25 indicates that an operator is having a problem measuring some the parts. Hence Gage R&R is not acceptable.

Source Parts Operator Parts * Operator Repeatability Total

DF 9 1 9 20 39

SS 81.6 0.1 0.4 1.0 83.1

MS 9.06667 0.10000 0.04444 0.05000

F 204.000 2.250 0.889

P 0.000 0.168 0.552

Two-Way ANOVA Table Without Interaction Source Parts Operator Repeatability Total DF 9 1 29 39 SS 81.6 0.1 1.4 83.1 MS 9.06667 0.10000 0.04828 F 187.810 2.071 P 0.000 0.161

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Long study method (using Minitab)


% Study Variation < 20 % and % Study
Source Total Gage R&R Repeatability Reproducibility Operator Part-To-Part Total Variation VarComp 0.05086 0.04828 0.00259 0.00259 2.25460 2.30546 (of VarComp) 2.21 2.09 0.11 0.11 97.79 100.00

Tolerance> 20%, Gage R&R is acceptable

Source Total Gage R&R Repeatability Reproducibility Operator Part-To-Part Total Variation

StdDev (SD) 0.22553 0.21972 0.05085 0.05085 1.50153 1.51837

Study Var (6 * SD) 1.35316 1.31831 0.30513 0.30513 9.00919 9.11024

%Study Var (%SV) 14.85 14.47 3.35 3.35 98.89 100.00

%Tolerance (SV/Toler) 33.83 32.96 7.63 7.63 225.23 227.76

For Gage R&R to be acceptable, number of distinct categories > 4


Number of Distinct Categories = 9

Gage R &R - Long Study Method

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s Gage R&R
% Study Variation =

* 100

s total variation s Gage R&R s total variation * 100

% Study Tolerance = 6.0 *

Gage R & R( Nested ) : Used for Destructive Testing

Gage R & R (Nested ) is used when each part is measured once only as when measuring.
Ex. The torque release of a bolt during QC sampling, we cannot measure again

Gage R &R - Long Study Method Accuracy ?


True (Reference) value

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Accuracy

The degree of agreement of the measured value to the true magnitude (unbiased values). (Accuracy is typically expressed as 1-%Bias)

Stability ?

* Setting a true value is a one that is measured by the most accurate measuring device.

Observed average Time 1

Stability is the total variation in the measurements obtained with a measurement system on the same master or reference value when measuring the same characteristic over an extended time period. Stability
Time 2

Bias : It is a measure of the distance between the average value the measurements and the "True" or "Actual" value of the sample or part.

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Linearity ?
Actual values

LSL

USL

Linearity is the difference in the bias values throughout the expected operating range of the gage. (Gage is less accurate at the low end of specification or operating range than at the high end).

Actual values

(No Bias) Reference value

Reference values

Larger Bias

Small Bias

Measure - 4 Block Diagram


Block Diagram
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2.5 2.0

Zshift (Process Control)

A C
1 2 4 5 Z.st (Process Technology ) 3

B D
6
Good

1.5 1.0 0.5

Good Poor

A : Poor control, poor technology B : Must control the process better, technology is fine C : Process control is good, poor technology D : World Class

Gage R & R - Discreet Data

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Pre-Requisites Gage R & R (discreet data)


The Minimum Number of Samples should be at least 20

Minimum Number of Operators should be at least 2


Each Operator must take at least two readings of each Part. Acceptability of Gage R & R (discreet data)

% Gage R & R should be less than 5 %

Gage R & R - Discreet Data

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Gage R & R (discreet data)


Visual Inspection Gage Study
Appraiser "A" 1 2 G G G G NG G NG NG G G G G NG NG NG NG G G G G G G G G G NG G G G G G G G G G G
NG G NG G

The gage is acceptable if both the Appraisers (four per part) agree.. % Gage R&R = No. of Disagreements/Total Opportunities X100 = 3 / 20 x 100% = 15% If the results of checkers are different, the gage must be improved and re-evaluated. If the gage cannot be improved, it is unacceptable and an alternate

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20

Appraiser "B" 1 2 G G G G G G NG NG G G G G NG NG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
NG G NG G

measurement system should be found.

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From the Gauge R & R Study we can determine the Following :

Gage resolution is adequate.

The Measurement System is stable over time.


The measurement system error is small enough and

acceptable enough relevant to the process variation or


Specification

Gage R & R Indicates that whether the Measurement System is good enough for the collection of Data.

Measure - Capability Analysis

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Capability analysis is a set of calculations used to assess whether a system is


statistically able to meet a set of specifications or requirements. Specifications or requirements are the numerical values within which the system is expected to operate, that is, the minimum and maximum acceptable values. Specifications are numerical requirements, goals, aims, or standards.

Measure

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Cp = Specification Width Process Capability

Cp

USL-- LSL 6swithin

Cp = Product Specification Cpk Manufacturing Variability k = T-m


USL - LSL 2

= Cp (k-1)
CPL = X - LSL

CPU = USL - X

3swithin

3swithin

Process Capability ( Cp) is the Tolerance width in Relation to the process


capability, expressed as the best short Term performance. Takes no account of the process centering.

Capability Index (Cpk) accounts for the process centering. Considers sample data variation & location simultaneously.

Measure - Central Limit Theorem

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Central limit theorem states that as the sample size increases, the sampling
distribution of the mean will approach normality. Statisticians use the normal distribution as an approximation to the sampling distribution, whenever the sample size is at least 30. SEM : Standard Error of Mean Standard error of mean gives the difference between the standard deviation of Population & Standard deviation of sample.

SEM *

SEM = sp
(n)1/2

Standard deviation of Population Sample Size

n=8

n=30
Sample Size

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From the graph shown on the previous slide, it is evident that for sample size 30 the difference between the standard deviations of sample and population is very less. Even though this difference reduces further by increasing sample size, but this reduction is negligible. Hence

while sampling, sample size of 30 is considered as the idle sample size.

Sample Size

Difference b/t Standard deviation of Population and Sample high variation Moderate Variation Minimum Variation

Less than 8 Between 8 ~ 30 30 & above

As the sample size increases, above 8 samples the difference between standard deviation of Population & sample reduces drastically. At sample size 30 the difference is minimum and it remains constant & beyond 30 it remains constant., so the curve line representing the difference becomes parallel to X-axis.

Measure - Sampling

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Types of Sampling
1.) Random Sampling : In this type of Sampling each data point of the Population has an equal chance/ Probability of being selected.

Example : During the draw of lottery tickets each & every lottery ticket number has an equal chance of winning the Prize.
2.) Stratified Sampling : In this type of Sampling , the sub group taken for sampling has data points of same type. Example : For determining the Quality of Food in the Canteen, if we take the Sample group in which all Supervisors/Operators/Managers are there, then the difference in the variation of taste within the sub group would be minimum but among the Sub groups would be maximum. 3) Clustered Sampling : In this type of Sampling,each & every type of data point present in the population would be covered in the Sample. Example : In the above example if take the sample in such a way that in the subgroup operator, supervisor and manager are taken so the difference in the taste would be maximum within the sub group and minimum among the subgroup.

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BLACK NOISE (Signal) RATIONAL PROCESS RESPONSE SUBGROUPS WHITE NOISE (Common Cause variation)

TIME

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White Noise

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White noise represents the variation present in every process. Also known as common cause variation It is not controllable variation within the existing technology. Represents that best the process can be with the present technology(Inherent process capability).

Black Noise
Black Noise represents the outside influences on a process that cause average to shift and
drift. Also known as Special Cause or assignable cause variation. It is potentially controllable variation with the existing process technology. It represents how the process is actually performing over time(Sustained process capability).

Measure

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From a statistics perspective, There are only two problems.

Problem with Spread


Desired Current situation Desired

Problem with Centering


Current situation

LSL

USL

LSL

USL

Shift
Accurate but not Precise Precise but not Accurate

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Process Capability Ratios

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The greater the design margin, the lower the Total Defects Per Unit Design margin is measured by the Process Capability Index (Cp)

Cp =

Maxium Allowable Range of Characteristic Normal variation of Process

-3s

+3s

Cp =

USL - LSL + 3s

Process Width

Zst = 3 Cp Zlt = 3Cpk

Design Width

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Short Term Data

. Data taken over a period of time . Data taken over a short enough period of time that there are no long enough that external factors external influences on the can influence the process. process Z st : Z lt

. Z lt (slt )
.

Z st (sst ) . Cp

Technology: Control

Cpk

Zlt is always less tahn Zst, because the long term value is reduced by the shift of the process

. Defined by technology and process . Defined by technology control . Process Capability (Entitlement - The best process . Process Performance can be)

6s means Zlt=4.5 and Cpk=1.5

6s means Zst=6.0 and Cp=2.0

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Analyze Phase
Cause & Effect Diagram

Hypothesis Testing
Mean Testing Variance Testing

Regression Analysis

The Aim of the Analyze Phase is to :


a. To List down all the Possible factors through Brainstorming.
b. Pick out the Vital few Potential Factors out of Trivial Many. c. Statistical verification of Potential Factors by means of various type of Tests. d. Ascertaining whether we have considered all factors & nothing is Left Out.

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Cause & Effect Diagram


Cause

Cause

Cause

Cause

Effect

Cause Cause Cause

The Purpose of this tool is to Find out the start of the collection of Data and analysis. It list down all the Probable causes responsible for the main effect . Cause & Effect Diagram is also known as Fishbone Diagram / 4M Diagram.

The Symptom or result is put under the Dark Box on the Right.. Lighter Boxes at the end of the Large Bones are main groups in which ideas are classified. The Lighter Boxes may consist of Five Ms - Man,Machine,Measurement & Method.(Money can be considered wherever relevant) . The Middle Bones indicates the direction of path from cause to effect

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Man
New casual Handling problem M/C not clean

Machine

Cylinder Failure
Die Setting

OUT CASE
DENT Dented sheet

Chips on sheet

Sheet thickness

Piece check

Piece unloading

Material

Method

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Hypothesis Testing

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Hypothesis means something taken to be true for the Purpose of argument or


Investigation , an assumption. Hypothesis Testing is defined as the comparison of two Populations (equality of mean/ variance ) by taking samples from those Populations. It is assumed in the beginning that the two Populations are equal (Null Hypothesis ;m1 m2 ; s1 = s2 ) or not equal (Alternate Hypothesis : m1 m2 ; s1 s2 ) . The equality is confirmed by actually conducting tests on the sample. There is always a risk associated with the Hypothesis , in case the sample taken for comparison from Population does not correctly represent the Population.. There are many types of hypothesis test. The test is selected depending on the type of data or the comparison required.

Continuous Data
1) F-test : Compares Variances Levenes Test Bartletts Test 2) t-test : Compares means 1 sample t-test Paired t-test 2 sample t-test

Discrete Data
3) Chi Square Test : Compares counts Goodness of Fit Contingency Table

Analyze - Hypothesis
Hypothesis Testing

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Ho(Null Hypothesis) is assumed to be true .This is like the defendant being


assumed to be innocent.

Ha(Alternative Hypothesis) is alternatives the Null Hypothesis.


that must be proved. Population
Ho
In this case the samples correctly represent the Population so sample mean = Population mean.

Ha is the one

Ha

Ho Decision

Correct

In this case as the samples does not correctly represent the Population

Sample

Type 2 Error

In this case as the samples does not correctly represent the Population so sample mean Population mean. Incorrect Decision In this case as the samples correctly represent the Population so sample mean = Population mean. Correct Decision

so sample mean Population mean. Incorrect Decision

Ha

Type 1 Error

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Important Terms

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1.) Type 1 Error : This error gives us the probability of rejecting the Right Material . This happens when a weird sample gets selected for the comparison of mean/variance. It is also known as a - Error or Producers Risk. Generally Its value lies around 5 %. 2. ) Type 2 Error : This error gives us the probability of accepting the wrong material. This also happens when a weird sample is selected for comparison. It is also known as b - Error or Consumers Risk. Its value generally lies around 10 %.

3 .) 1- = Confidence of the Test


The probability that can be determined as a right thing when the Null Hypothesis is correct. 4) 1- = Power of the test The rejecting probability when null Hypothesis you want to test is not right. It is not possible to simultaneously commit a Type 1 and Type 2 decision error.

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Mean Testing

Variance Testing
Test for Equal Variance

Continuous Data
1 Sample Z Test
1 Sample t Test 2 Sample t Test ANOVA Testing

Discrete Data
1 Proportion Test 2 Proportion Test Chi-Square Test

2 Variance Test

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1 Sample Z Test :computes a confidence interval or performs a hypothesis test of the mean when the population standard deviation, s is known. This procedure is based upon
the normal distribution. This test compares the mean of the sample with some test Population with known standard deviation. Example : Measurements were made on nine widgets. You know that the distribution of measurements has historically been close to normal with s = 0.2. Because you know s, and you wish to test if the population mean is 5 and obtain a 90% confidence interval for the mean, you use the Z-procedure. Solution :
Values 4.9 5.1 4.6 5 5.1 4.7 4.4 4.7 4.6

1 Open the worksheet enter the values..


2 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 1-Sample Z. 3 In Samples in Columns, enter Values. 4 In Standard deviation, enter 0.2.

5 In Test mean, enter 5.


6 Click Options. In Confidence level, enter 90. Click OK. 7 Click Graphs. Check Individual value plot. Click OK in each dialog box.

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One-Sample Z: Test of Values

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Test Mean doesnt lie within the confidence Interval

mu = 5 vs not = 5

The assumed standard deviation = 0.2

p value < 0.05, Hence Ha, alternate Hypothesis P


0.002

Variable
Values

N Mean

StDev

SE Mean

90% CI

Z
-3.17

9 4.78889 0.24721

0.06667 (4.67923, 4.89855)

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Interpreting the results

The test statistic, Z, for testing if the population mean equals 5 is -3.17. The p-value, or the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true, is 0.002. This is called the attained significance level, p-value, or attained a of the test. Because the p-value of 0.002 is smaller than commonly chosen a-levels, there is significant evidence that m is not equal to 5, so you can reject H0 in favor of m not being 5. A hypothesis test at a = 0.1 could also be performed by viewing the individual value plot. The hypothesized value falls outside the 90% confidence interval for the population mean (4.67923, 4.89855), and so you can reject the null hypothesis.

1 Sample t test : computes a confidence interval or performs a hypothesis test of the mean when Population standard , s is unknown. This procedure is based upon the tdistribution, which is derived from a normal distribution with unknown s.

Example : Measurements were made on nine widgets. You know that the distribution of widget measurements has historically been close to normal, but suppose that you do not know s. To test if the population mean is 5 and to obtain a 90% confidence interval for the mean, you use a t-procedure.

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Solution : 1 Open the worksheet enter the data. 2 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 1-Sample t. 3 In Samples in columns, enter Values. 4 In Test mean, enter 5.

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Values 4.9 5.1 4.6 5 5.1 4.7 4.4 4.7 4.6

5 Click Options. In Confidence level enter 90. Click OK in each dialog box One-Sample T: Values Test of mu = 5 vs not = 5

Variable N Mean
Values

StDev

SE Mean

90% CI

P
0.034

9 4.78889 0.24721 0.08240

(4.63566, 4.94212) -2.56

Result Interpretation :

The p-value < 0.05 , also 0 does not lie within the Confidence Interval so Null Hypothesis is rejected and Alternate Hypothesis is accepted. It confirms that the sample mean is not equal to Population Mean ).

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2 Sample t test : computes a confidence interval and performs a hypothesis test of the
difference between two population means when s 's are unknown and samples are drawn independently from each other. This procedure is based upon the t-distribution, and for small samples it works best if data were drawn from distributions that are normal or close to normal. You can have increasing confidence in the results as the sample sizes increase.

Example : A study was performed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of two devices for improving the efficiency of gas home-heating systems. Energy consumption in houses was measured after one of the two devices was installed. The two devices were an electric vent damper (Damper=1) and a thermally activated vent damper (Damper=2). The energy consumption data (BTU.In) are stacked in one column with a grouping column (Damper) containing identifiers or subscripts to denote the population. Suppose that you performed a variance test and found no evidence for variances being unequal .Now you want to compare

the effectiveness of these two devices by determining whether or not there is any evidence
that the difference between the devices is different from zero.

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Solution : 1 Open the worksheet , enter the data. 2 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 2-Sample T. 3 Choose Samples in one column. 4 In Samples, enter 'BTU.In'. 5 In Subscripts, enter Damper. 6 Check Assume equal variances. Click OK.

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BTU.In 7.87 9.43 7.16 8.67 12.31 9.84 16.9 10.04 12.62 7.62 11.12 13.43 9.07 6.94 10.28 9.37 7.93 13.96 6.8 4 8.58 8 5.98 15.24 8.54 11.09 11.7 12.71 6.78 9.82 12.91 10.35 9.6 9.58 9.83 9.52 18.26 10.64 6.62 5.2 12.28 7.23 2.97 8.81 9.27 11.29 8.29 9.96 10.3 16.06 14.24 11.43 10.28 13.6 5.94 10.36 6.85 6.72 10.21 8.61 Damper 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

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Minitab Output : Two-Sample T-Test and CI: BTU.In, Damper Two-sample T for BTU.In Damper N 1 2 40 50 Mean 9.91 10.14 StDev 3.02 2.77 SE Mean 0.48 0.39

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Difference = mu (1) - mu (2)

Estimate for difference: -0.235250


95% CI for difference: (-1.450131, 0.979631) T-Test of difference = 0 (vs not =): T-Value = -0.38 P-Value = 0.701 DF = 88 Both use Pooled StDev = 2.8818

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Result Interpretation :

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Minitab displays a table of the sample sizes, sample means, standard deviations, and
standard errors for the two samples. Since we previously found no evidence for variances being unequal, we chose to use the pooled standard deviation by choosing Assume equal variances. The pooled standard deviation, 2.8818, is used to calculate the test statistic and the confidence intervals. A second table gives a confidence interval for the difference in population means. For this example, a 95% confidence interval is (-1.45, 0.98) which includes zero, thus suggesting that there is no difference. Next is the hypothesis test result. The test statistic is -0.38, with pvalue of 0.701, and 88 degrees of freedom. Since the p-value is greater than commonly chosen a-levels, there is no evidence for a difference in energy use when using an electric vent damper versus a thermally activated vent damper.

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ANOVA : is a tool with which we can compare several means. It is a tool used to search for
the significant X factors that have an influence on the response variable Y. In effect, analysis of variance extends the two-sample t-test for testing the equality of two population means to a more general null hypothesis of comparing the equality of more than two means, versus

them not all being equal.

Example : You design an experiment to assess the durability of four experimental carpet products. You place a sample of each of the carpet products in four homes and you measure durability after 60 days. Because you wish to test the equality of means and to assess the differences in means, you use the one-way ANOVA procedure (data in stacked form) with multiple comparisons. Generally, you would choose one multiple comparison method as appropriate for your data. However, two methods are selected here to demonstrate Minitab's

capabilities.

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Solution : 1 Open the worksheet enter the data 2 Choose Stat > ANOVA > One-Way. 3 In Response, enter Durability. In Factor, enter Carpet.

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4 Click Comparisons. Check Tukey's, family error rate. Check Hsu's MCB, family error rate and enter 10. Durability Carpet 5 Click OK in each dialog box.
18.95 12.62 11.94 14.42 10.06 7.19 7.03 14.66 10.92 13.28 14.52 12.51 10.46 21.4 18.1 22.5 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4

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Results for: EXH_AOV.MTW One-way ANOVA: Durability versus Carpet Source DF SS MS F P Carpet 3 146.4 48.8 3.58 0.047 Error 12 163.5 13.6 Total 15 309.9 S = 3.691 R-Sq = 47.24% R-Sq(adj) = 34.05%

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Individual 95% CIs For Mean Based on Pooled StDev Level N Mean StDev ---------+---------+---------+---------+ 1 4 14.483 3.157 (-------*-------) 2 4 9.735 3.566 (-------*--------) 3 4 12.808 1.506 (-------*-------) 4 4 18.115 5.435 (-------*-------) ---------+---------+---------+---------+ 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0

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Tukey 95% Simultaneous Confidence Intervals All Pairwise Comparisons among Levels of Carpet Individual confidence level = 98.83% Carpet = 1 subtracted from: Carpet Lower Center Upper ------+---------+---------+---------+--2 -12.498 -4.748 3.003 (------*-------) 3 -9.426 -1.675 6.076 (------*-------) 4 -4.118 3.632 11.383 (-------*------) ------+---------+---------+---------+---10 0 10 20 Carpet = 2 subtracted from: Carpet Lower Center Upper ------+---------+---------+---------+--3 -4.678 3.073 10.823 (-------*-------) 4 0.629 8.380 16.131 (------*-------) ------+---------+---------+---------+---10 0 10 20 Carpet = 3 subtracted from:

Carpet 4

Lower -2.443

Center 5.308

Upper 13.058

------+---------+---------+---------+--(------*-------) ------+---------+---------+---------+---10 0 10 20

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Tukey's test provides 3 sets of multiple comparison confidence intervals:

Carpet 1 mean subtracted from the carpet 2, 3, and 4 means: The first interval in the first set of the Tukey's output (-12.498, -4.748, 3.003) gives the confidence interval for the carpet 1 mean subtracted from the carpet 2 mean. You can easily find confidence intervals for entries not included in the output by reversing both the order and the sign of the interval values. For example, the confidence interval for the mean of carpet 1 minus the mean of carpet 2 is (3.003, 4.748, 12.498). For this set of comparisons, none of the means are statistically different because all of the confidence intervals include 0.
Carpet 2 mean subtracted from the carpet 3 and 4 means: The means for carpets 2 and 4 are statistically different because the confidence interval for this combination of means (0.629, 8.380, 16.131) excludes zero. Carpet 3 mean subtracted from the carpet 4 mean: Carpets 3 and 4 are not statistically different because the confidence interval includes 0. By not conditioning upon the F-test, differences in treatment means appear to have occurred at family error rates of 0.10. If Hsu's MCB method is a good choice for these data, carpets 2 and 3 might be eliminated as a choice for the best. When you use Tukey's method, the mean durability for carpets 2 and 4 appears to be different.

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1 Proportion Test : Performs a test of one binomial proportion.


Use 1 Proportion to compute a confidence interval and perform a hypothesis test of the proportion. For example, an automotive parts manufacturer claims that his spark plugs are less than 2% defective. You could take a random sample of spark plugs and determine whether or not the actual proportion defective is consistent with the claim. For a two-tailed test of a proportion: H0: p = p0 versus H1: p p0 where p is the population proportion and p0 is the hypothesized value.

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Example : A county district attorney would like to run for the office of state district
attorney. She has decided that she will give up her county office and run for state office if more than 65% of her party constituents support her. You need to test H0: p = .65 versus H1: p > .65. As her campaign manager, you collected data on 950 randomly selected party members and find that 560 party members support the candidate. A test of proportion was performed to determine whether or not the proportion of supporters was greater than the required proportion of 0.65. In addition, a 95% confidence bound was constructed to determine the lower bound for the proportion of supporters. 1 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 1 Proportion. 2 Choose Summarized data. 3 In Number of trials, enter 950. In Number of events, enter 560. 4 Click Options. In Test proportion, enter 0.65. 5 From Alternative, choose greater than. Click OK in each dialog box.

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Session window output Test and CI for One Proportion Test of p = 0.65 vs p > 0.65 95% Lower Exact Sample X N Sample p Bound P-Value

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1 560 950 0.589474 0.562515 1.000


Interpreting the results The p-value of 1.0 suggests that the data are consistent with the null hypothesis (H0: p = 0.65), that is, the proportion of party members that support the candidate is not greater than the required proportion of 0.65. As her campaign manager, you would advise her not to run for the office of state district attorney.

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2 Proportion Test : Performs a test of two binomial proportions.


Use the 2 Proportions command to compute a confidence interval and perform a hypothesis test of the difference between two proportions. For example, suppose you wanted to know whether the proportion of consumers who return a survey could be increased by providing an incentive such as a product sample. You might include the product sample with half of your mailings and see if you have more responses from the group that received the sample than from those who did not. For a two-tailed test of two proportions: H0: p1 - p2 = p0 versus H1: p1 - p2 p0

where p1 and p2 are the proportions of success in populations 1 and 2, respectively, and p0 is the hypothesized difference between the two proportions.

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Example : As your corporation's purchasing manager, you need to authorize the purchase
of twenty new photocopy machines. After comparing many brands in terms of price, copy quality, warranty, and features, you have narrowed the choice to two: Brand X and Brand Y. You decide that the determining factor will be the reliability of the brands as defined by the proportion requiring service within one year of purchase. Because your corporation already uses both of these brands, you were able to obtain information on the service history of 50 randomly selected machines of each brand. Records indicate that six Brand X machines and eight Brand Y machines needed service. Use this information to guide your choice of brand for purchase. 1 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 2 Proportions. 2 Choose Summarized data.

3 In First sample, under Trials, enter 50. Under Events, enter 44.
4 In Second sample, under Trials, enter 50. Under Events, enter 42. Click OK.

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Session window output

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Test and CI for Two Proportions


Sample 1 2 X 44 42 N 50 50 Sample 0.880000 0.840000 p

Difference = p (1) - p (2)


Estimate for difference: 0.04 95% CI for difference: (-0.0957903, 0.175790) Test for difference = 0 (vs not = 0): Z = 0.58 P-Value = 0.564

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Interpreting the results

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Since the p-value of 0.564 is larger than commonly chosen a levels, the data are consistent with the null hypothesis (H0: p1 - p2 = 0). That is, the proportion of photocopy machines that needed service in the first year did not differ depending on brand. As the purchasing manager, you need to find a different criterion to guide your decision on which brand to purchase. You can make the same decision using the 95% confidence interval. Because zero falls in the confidence interval of (-0.096 to 0.176) you can conclude that the data are consistent with the null hypothesis. If you think that the confidence interval is too wide and does not

provide precise information as to the value of p1 - p2, you may want to collect more data in
order to obtain a better estimate of the difference.

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Chi Square Test : It is a measure of the Observed & expected frequencies. Chi Square test is a statistical test which consists of three different type of Analysis. 1) Goodness of Fit

2) Test for Homogeneity


3) Test for Independence The test for Goodness of fit determines if the sample under analysis was drawn from a population that follows some specified distribution .

Test for Homogeneity answers the proposition that several populations are homogenous with respect to some characteristic.
Test for Independence is for testing Null hypothesis that two criteria of Classification

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Example : You are interested in the relationship between gender and political party
affiliation. You query 100 people about their political affiliation and record the number of males (row 1) and females (row 2) for each political party. The worksheet data appears as

follows:
Column 1 Democrat 28 22 Column 2 Republican 18 27 Column 3 Other 4 1

1 Open the worksheet EXH_TABL.MTW. 2 Choose Stat > Tables > Chi-Square Test (Table in Worksheet). 3 In Columns containing the table, enter Democrat, Republican and Other. Click OK.

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Session window output Chi-Square Test: Democrat, Republican, Other Expected counts are printed below observed counts Chi-Square contributions are printed below expected counts Democrat 1 28 25.00 0.360 2 22 25.00 0.360 Total 50 Republican 18 22.50 0.900 27 22.50 0.900 45 Other 4 2.50 0.900 1 2.50 0.900 5

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Total 50

50

100

Chi-Sq = 4.320, DF = 2, P-Value = 0.115 2 cells with expected counts less than 5.

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Session window output Chi-Square Test: Democrat, Republican, Other Expected counts are printed below observed counts Chi-Square contributions are printed below expected counts Democrat 1 28 25.00 0.360 2 22 25.00 0.360 Total 50 Republican 18 22.50 0.900 27 22.50 0.900 45 Other 4 2.50 0.900 1 2.50 0.900 5

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Total 50

Observed Values Expected Values Chi Square Values

50 Row Totals

100

Grand Total

Chi-Sq = 4.320, DF = 2, P-Value = 0.115 2 cells with expected counts less than 5.

Column Totals

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Interpreting the results

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No evidence exists for association (p = 0.115) between gender and political party affiliation. Of the 6 cells, 2 have expected counts less than five (33%). Therefore, even if you had a significant p-value for these data, you should interpret the results with caution. To be more confident of the results, repeat the test, omitting the Other category.

Formulaes :

a) Expected Value = Row Total * Column Total Grand Total b) Chi Square Value = ( Observed Value - Expected Value )2 Expected Value c) Degrees of Freedom(DF) = (No. of rows - 1) * ( No. of Columns - 1)

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2 Variance Test : Use to perform hypothesis tests for equality, or homogeneity, of


variance among two populations using an F-test and Levene's test. Many statistical procedures, including the two sample t-test procedures, assume that the two samples are from populations with equal variance. The variance test procedure will test the validity of this assumption.

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Example : A study was performed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of two devices for
improving the efficiency of gas home-heating systems. Energy consumption in houses was measured after one of the two devices was installed. The two devices were an electric vent

damper (Damper = 1) and a thermally activated vent damper (Damper = 2). The energy
consumption data (BTU.In) are stacked in one column with a grouping column (Damper) containing identifiers or subscripts to denote the population. You are interested in comparing the variances of the two populations so that you can construct a two-sample t-test and

confidence interval to compare the two dampers.


1 Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 2 Variances. 2 Choose Samples in one column.

3 In Samples, select the column which contain the values


4 In Subscripts, enter Damper. Click OK.

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Test for Equal Variances for BTU.In
F-Test Test Statistic P-Value Test Statistic P-Value 1.19 0.558 0.00 0.996

Damper

Lev ene's Test

2.0

2.5 3.0 3.5 95% Bonferroni Confidence Intervals for StDevs

4.0

Damper
2

10 BTU.In

15

20

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95% Bonferroni confidence intervals for standard deviations Damper 1 2 N 40 50 Lower 2.40655 2.25447 StDev 3.01987 2.76702 Upper 4.02726 3.56416

F-Test (normal distribution) Test statistic = 1.19, p-value = 0.558

Levene's Test (any continuous distribution) Test statistic = 0.00, p-value = 0.996

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Result Interpretation
The variance test generates a plot that displays Bonferroni 95% confidence intervals for the population standard deviation at both factor levels. The graph also displays the side-by-side boxplots of the raw data for the two samples. Finally, the results of the F-test and Levene's test are given in both the Session window and the graph. Note that the 95% confidence level applies to the family of intervals and the asymmetry of the intervals is due to the skewness of the chi-square distribution.For the energy consumption example, the p-values of 0.558 and 0.996 are greater than reasonable choices of a, so you fail to reject the null hypothesis of the variances being equal. That is, these data do not provide enough evidence to claim that the two populations have unequal variances. Thus, it is reasonable to assume equal variances when using a two-sample t-procedure.

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Test for Equal Variance is used when comparing the variance of two or more than
Example : You study conditions conducive to potato rot by injecting potatoes with bacteria that cause rotting and subjecting them to different temperature and oxygen regimes. Before performing analysis of variance, you check the equal variance assumption using the test for equal variances.

1Open the worksheet . 2 Choose Stat > ANOVA > Test for Equal Variances.

3 In Response, enter Rot.


4 In Factors, enter Temp Oxygen. Click OK.

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Test for Equal Variances for Rot


Temp Oxygen 2 10 6 10
Bartlett's Test Test Statistic P-Value Test Statistic P-Value 2.71 0.744 0.37 0.858

Lev ene's Test

2 16 6 10 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 95% Bonferroni Confidence Intervals for StDevs

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Test for Equal Variances: Rot versus Temp, Oxygen 95% Bonferroni confidence intervals for standard deviations Temp 10 10 10 16 16 16 Oxygen 2 6 10 2 6 10 N 3 3 3 3 3 3 Lower 2.26029 1.28146 2.80104 1.54013 1.50012 3.55677 StDev 5.29150 3.00000 6.55744 3.60555 3.51188 8.32666 Upper 81.890 46.427 101.481 55.799 54.349 128.862

Bartlett's Test (normal distribution) Test statistic = 2.71, p-value = 0.744

Levene's Test (any continuous distribution) Test statistic = 0.37, p-value = 0.858

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Interpreting the results

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The test for equal variances generates a plot that displays Bonferroni 95% confidence intervals for the response standard deviation at each level. Bartlett's and Levene's test results are displayed in both the Session window and in the graph. Note that the 95% confidence level applies to the family of intervals and the asymmetry of the intervals is due to the skewness of the chi-square distribution. For the potato rot example, the p-values of 0.744 and 0.858 are greater than reasonable choices of a, so you fail to reject the null hypothesis of the variances being equal. That is, these data do not provide enough evidence to claim that the populations have unequal

variances.

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One Variable Regression with Minitab
Example:

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You are trying to optimize the performance of an paint cure oven. One theory says that blower fan velocity affects evaporation of solvent in the paint. You are trying to prove that such a relationship exists by analyzing the data below.

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A mathematical equation of describing a relationship between the Y and Xs Creating a Model of process Y = b0 + b1x + error where b0 = constant b1 = slope

Annual Sales

There appears to be a linear relationship between floor space and annual sales

350

300

250

That is, Is the Annual sales reducing or increasing according to change floor space

200

50

100

150

Floor Space

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Regression analysis is used to investigate and model the relationship between a response variable and one or more predictors.
Use least squares procedures when your response variable is continuous. Use partial least squares regression when your predictors are highly correlated or outnumber your observations. Use logistic regression when your response variable is categorical.Both least squares and logistic regression methods estimate parameters in the model so that the fit of the model is optimized. Least squares regression minimizes the sum of squared errors to obtain parameter estimates,

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Example : You are a manufacturer who wants to obtain a quality measure on a product, but the procedure to obtain the measure is expensive. There is an indirect approach, which uses a different product score (Score 1) in place of the actual quality measure (Score 2). This approach is less costly but also is less precise. You can use regression to see if Score 1 explains a significant amount of variance in Score 2 to determine if Score 1 is an acceptable substitute for Score 2.

Score1 Score2 4.1 2.1 2.2 1.5 2.7 1.7 6.0 2.5 8.5 3.0 4.1 2.1 9.0 3.2 8.0 2.8 7.5 2.5

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1 Choose Stat > Regression > Regression. 2 In Response, enter Score2. 3 In Predictors, enter Score1. 4 Click OK.

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Regression Analysis: Score2 versus Score1 The regression equation is Score2 = 1.12 + 0.218 Score1 Predictor Coef SE Coef T P Constant 1.1177 0.1093 10.23 0.000 Score1 0.21767 0.01740 12.51 0.000 S = 0.127419 R-Sq = 95.7% R-Sq(adj) = 95.1% The R2 value shows that Score 1 explains 95.7% of the variance in Score 2, indicating that the model fits the data extremely well.

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Analyze Phase
4M Diagram

Hypothesis Testing
Mean Testing Variance Testing

Regression Analysis

The Aim of the Analyze Phase is to :


a. To List down all the Possible factors through Brainstorming.
b. Pick out the Vital few Potential Factors out of Trivial Many. c. Statistical verification of Potential Factors by means of various type of Tests. d. Ascertaining whether we have considered all factors & nothing is Left Out.

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MAN MACHINE Cause

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Cause

Cause

Cause

Effect

Cause Cause Cause METHOD MATERIAL

4 M ( Man, Method, Machine & Material ) Diagram is used to list down all the Probable factors (causes ) responsible for the Major Problem ( Effect ). After brainstorming the Significant Factors are selected for further comparison ( Hypothesis Testing ) The Symptom or result is put under the Dark Box on the Right.. Lighter Boxes at the end of the Large Bones are main groups in which ideas are classified. The Lighter Boxes consist of Four Ms - Man,Method, Machine & Material. The Middle Bones indicates the direction of path from cause to effect.

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Interpreting the results

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The test for equal variances generates a plot that displays Bonferroni 95% confidence intervals for the response standard deviation at each level. Bartlett's and Levene's test results are displayed in both the Session window and in the graph. Note that the 95% confidence level applies to the family of intervals and the asymmetry of the intervals is due to the skewness of the chi-square distribution. For the potato rot example, the p-values of 0.744 and 0.858 are greater than reasonable choices of a, so you fail to reject the null hypothesis of the variances being equal. That is, these data do not provide enough evidence to claim that the populations have unequal

variances.

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A mathematical equation of describing a relationship between the Y and Xs Creating a Model of process Y = b0 + b1x + error where b0 = constant b1 = slope

Annual Sales

There appears to be a linear relationship between floor space and annual sales

350

300

250

That is, Is the Annual sales reducing or increasing according to change floor space

200

50

100

150

Floor Space

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Regression analysis is used to investigate and model the relationship


between a response variable and one or more predictors.
Use least squares procedures when your response variable is continuous. Use partial least squares regression when your predictors are highly correlated or outnumber your observations..

Use logistic regression when your response variable is categorical.


Both least squares and logistic regression methods estimate parameters in the model so that the fit of the model is optimized. Least squares regression minimizes the sum of squared errors to obtain parameter estimates,

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Example : Do regression and residual analysis for yield as shown in the table.Interpret the output results. Please note that A,B,C are factors & yield is response.
S.No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 A 2 2 8 6 5 8 5 3 2 1 9 5 3 2 1 4 2 1 2 5 B 3 1 3 4 5 3 1 2 2 8 7 6 5 6 7 2 4 6 5 6 C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Yield 85 71 3129 1384 875 3159 823 254 150 298 4631 978 367 296 303 556 266 294 313 1058

Solution : 1.) Enter the columns A, B, C (Factors ) and Yield ( response ) in minitab Excel sheet.

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3) Select Yield as Response and A,B,C as Predictors by double clicking on all.

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4) Click OK.
Regression Analysis: Yield versus A, B, C The regression equation is Yield = - 1277 + 458 A + 136 B - 1.54 C Predictor Constant A B C Coef -1277.3 457.70 135.72 -1.544 SE Coef 360.6 47.64 61.28 4.579 T -3.54 9.61 2.21 -0.34 P 0.003 0.000 0.042 0.740

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R2 & R2 (adj) > 64 % indicating a strong corelation between the Factors & the Response (Yield)

S = 487.537 R-Sq = 86.9% R-Sq(adj) = 84.5% Analysis of Variance Source DF SS MS F P Regression 3 25308562 8436187 35.49 0.000 Residual Error 16 3803071 237692 Total 19 29111633 Source A B C DF 1 1 1 Seq SS 23966672 1314871 27018

Unusual Observations Obs 11 A 9.00 Yield 4631 Fit 3707 SE Fit 308 Residual 924 St Resid 2.44R

R denotes an observation with a large standardized residual.

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Minitab fits the regression Line using the Least square method. As shown in the diagram the least square method minimizes the sum of the squared distances between the points and the fitted Line.`

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Predictors Fitted Value : The predicted y or ; the mean response value for the given predictor values using the estimated regression equation. Residuals :The difference (ei) between the observed values and predicted or fitted values (data minus fits). This part of the observation is not explained by the fitted model. The formula for the residual of an observation is: ei = (yi - i)

YIELD = RESIDUAL + FITS

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Three Regressions Models Linear Y = bo + b1X

Quadratic Y = bo + b11X2

Cubic Y = bo + b1X + b11X2

Y is the response; X is the predictor; bo is the intercept; and b1, b11, and b111 are the coefficients

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Control Phase
Statistical Process Control Control Chart AIM of Control Phase
Control Charts are used to track process statistics over Time and to detect the presence of Special Causes.
Provides structured closure of projects and re-allocation of resources Provides systematic changes to ensure the process continues in a new path of optimization. It Transfers sustainability of the improvement to the appropriate members of the Advocacy Team

Provides communication of new procedures and systems to process owners

Ensures that the new process conditions are documented and monitored

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Statistical Process Control (SPC)?

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Statistical Statistical methods are used to monitor and analyze process variation from sample data Process Any repetitive (manual or automatic) task or steps Control Provides an early warning signal that a process has changed. The warning allows you to make decisions about the process while there is still time to correct the problem before it can be seen in the final output. Six Sigma Quality focuses on moving control up stream in a process to leverage the input characteristics for the Y response. If we can measure and control the vital few Xs, control of the Y should be assured.

Statistical Process Control Enables us to control our process using statistical methods to signal when process adjustments are needed.

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The Logic of SPC
Desired Output

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Process Capability

Upper Control Limit

Controller
Input

Lower Control Limit

Samples

Process
A B C D E Controllable factors - Assignable causes - Adjustable - Special L M N O P Uncontrollable factors - Common causes - Noise - Inherent causes

Output

SPC has traditionally been used to monitor and control the output of processes. Six Sigma Quality focuses on moving control upstream to the leverage input characteristic for Y. If we can measure and control the vital few Xs, control of Y should be assured.

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Control Charts
A Control chart is a graphical display of measurements ( usaually aggregated in the form of means or other statistics) of an Industrial Process through time. By carefully scrutinizing the chart, a quality engineer can identify any potential problem with the Production process . The idea is that when a process is in control , the variable being measured - the mean of every four Observations, for example - should remain stable through the time. the Mean should stay somewhere around the middle line ( the grand mean for the process ) and not wander off by more than the fixed standard deviations of the process . The required number standard deviations is chosen so that there will be a small probability of exceeding them when the process is in control . Addition and subtraction of the required number of standard deviations ( three ) give us the Upper Control Limit ( UCL ) and the Lower Control Limit ( LCL) of the control chart. When the bounds are breached , the process is deemed out of control. A control chart is a time plot of a statistic, such as a sample mean, range, standard deviation , or proportion, with a centerline and upper and lower control limits. The limits give the desired range of values for the statistic. When the statistic is outside the bounds, or when its time plot reveals certain patterns, the process may be out of control.

Control
Procedure of Control Chart Selection
Characteristic definition of control chart
Variable Data Type?
No No

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No

No

Defect ratio

Faults of parts
Yes No

Subgroup sampling? Yes

Average calculation
Yes No

Median Control chart


Yes

n =constant
Yes Yes Yes

u Control chart

X Control chart

n 8
Yes No
Easy to calculate Subgroup

Xbar-R Control chart Xbar-R Control chart

c Control chart
No

Yes

n =constant
Yes

p Control chart

Xbar-R Control chart

pn control chart

This procedure is on the condition that data can be collected after Gage R&R.

Control - Types of Control Charts


Types of Control Charts Variables Charts for monitoring continuous X's Average & Range Xbar & R n < 10, typically 3-5 Average & Std Deviation Xbar & s n 10 Median & Range X&R n<10, typically 3-5 Individual & Moving Range XmR n=1 Attributes Charts for monitoring discrete X's Fraction Defective p Chart typically n 50 tracks dpu/dpo Number Defective np Chart n 50 (constant) tracks # def Number of Defects c Chart c>5

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There are basically two types of control charts: Variables charts - these charts are used for monitoring X variables that are continuous, such as, a diameter or consumer satisfaction rating. Attribute charts - these charts are used for monitoring discrete X variables, such as, good/bad counts, or inventory levels. Refer to the diagram for a summary list of the specific control chart types

Number of Def/Unit u Chart n variable

In order to select the appropriate control chart for monitoring your process, first determine if your key process variables (Xs) are continuous or discrete. There are specific control charts for both continuous data and discrete data.

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Understanding Six Sigma Variable control chart : Customer Satisfaction Index

Example : A consumer services organization wants to monitor consumer satisfaction for their company. Each week, a survey from each of the companys ten regional service centers is evaluated and the scores are tabulated. The following is an example of how an Xbar/R control chart could be used to monitor consumer satisfaction. In this example, higher is better: The vital information for creating an Xbar/R control chart :

Total subgroups = 25 Subgroup size, n = 10


Process average, X = 4.096 and R = 0.4504

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File Open : S4 > Xbar - R

Calc > Random Data > Normal Distributions - Generate : 10 - Store in column(s) : c1-c25 - Mean : 4.0 - Standard deviation : 0.6 ( Only c7 Mean : 2.8, Standard deviation : 1.6 Manip > Stack > Stack Columns - Stack the following columns : c1-c25 - Store the stacked data in : c26

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UCLX = X A2 R LCLX = X - A2 R UCLR = D 4 R LCLR = D 3 R

While it is acceptable to compute temporary control limits after 5 to 10 subgroups, permanent limits require at least 25 subgroups of data points that are In-control for both the average and range charts.

Actual Control Limiit Calculations for the Data UCL = 4.096 + 0.308 x 0.4504 = 4.235 UCL = 4.096 - 0.308 x 0.4504 = 3.957 UCLR = 1.777 x 0.4504 = 0.8003 UCLR = 0.223 x 0.4504 = 0.1005

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Constant used for Control chart

n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

A2 2.660 1.880 1.023 0.729 0.577 0.483 0.419 0.373 0.337 0.308

A3 3.760 2.659 1.954 1.628 1.427 1.287 1.182 1.099 1.032 0.975

D3 0 0 0 0 0 0.076 0.136 0.184 0.223

D4 3.267 2.575 2.282 2.115 2.004 1.924 1.864 1.816 1.777

B3 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.118 0.185 0.239 0.284

B4 3.267 2.568 2.266 2.089 1.970 1.882 1.815 1.761 1.716

d2 1.128 1.693 2.059 2.326 2.534 2.704 2.847 2.970 3.078

c4 0.7979 0.8862 0.9213 0.9400 0.9515 0.9594 0.9650 0.9693 0.9727

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Example of a variable control chart : Customer Satisfaction Index


Customer Satisfaction Index Sample Mean 4.5 3.0 S L = 4.5 4 6 X= 3. 9 3 8 3.5 - 3 .0 S L = 3. 3 2 9
1

2.5 Subgroup 0 4 Sample Range

10

15

20

25

3 .0 S L = 3.5 0 9 3 2 1 R = 1.9 7 5

The weekly evaluation averages 7 and 16 fell below 3.957. This change in consumer satisfaction score was driven by some assignable cause (either system-related or region initiated). The appropriate action would be to investigate, identify and fix the assignable source of the variation. The variation among the regional centers for week 7 is larger than expected.

- 3 .0 S L = 0. 4 4 0 6

An Out-of-control indication can come from either chart, independently.

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Example : A local dental group wanted to know why a lot of their patients fail to keep their appointments. A problem solving team was assembled and decided to use a p Chart to track the percentages of no shows. The dental clinic began logging monthly percentages of no shows for each month. Of the total appointments for each month, % no shows plus % shows equal 100%. Since a no show is a defective appointment, the average total fraction defective is called p.
Year Month % Failed Year Month % Failed Month %Failed 1996 Jul 40 Jan 20 Jul 16 Aug 36 Feb 26 Aug 10 Sep 36 1997 Mar 25 Sep 12 Apr 19 Oct 12 May 20 Jun 18 Oct 42 Nov 42 Dec 40

p Chart Formulas:

np n np p= n p= UCL = p 3

p = 236/600 = 0.39333, where np = 40+36+36+42+42+40 = 236 the fraction is based on 600, total possible for 6 months UCL = .39333+3(.39333*.60667)/100)? = 0.539 LCL = .39333- 3(.39333*.60667)/100)? = 0.246

p 1- p n

and

LCL = p - 3

p 1- p n

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A process output is considered stable when it consists of only common-cause variation. Stability also means all subgroup averages and ranges are between their respective control limits and display no evidence of assignablesource (special -cause) variation.

If nonrandom patterns of data appear on the control chart, or when a point is beyond the control limits, then this is a strong signal that assignable-source (special-cause) variation is present in your process.

A stable process will rarely produce an output that lies outside of the +/- three
sigma stable process variation region.

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Determination control limit of control chart

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The Empirical Rules emphasized that when a subgroup average falls outside of the 3s limits, it is a pretty rare event. Process stability is defined in terms of these three sigma limits. Another way of visualizing how control charts work: Think about a sequential or time-ordered hypothesis test for each new subgroup.
a/2

Ho: m = m Ha: m m

a/2

The hypothesis test provides the criteria for determining if a difference exists between the subgroup mean and the process average

The control limits are variation limits, not acceptance limits! Specification limits do Not appear on SPC charts!

Control Example : The following samples were taken:


S1 22 28 15 17 16 S2 26 22 21 22 27 S3 20 21 20 24 19 S4 18 16 20 19 20

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S5 19 22 21 24 22

Calculate the LCL & UCL for the X-R chart using Minitab. Comment on the results. Find out whether process is in control or not. Solution :

Step 1 ) Copy the data in Minitab Worksheet.

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2 ) Stack the data into one column and subscript into other. Go to data>stack> columns 3) Select columns from S1-S5. Stack columns values into c7 and their subscript in c6.

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4) As the sample size is less than 10 so Xbar-R would be used Go to stat > control charts >variable charts for sub groups > X bar - R

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5) Select the Option all observations in one column and select c7 in which all the data is stacked. Go to Xbar-Options

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6 ) Go to Estimate and choose Rbar 7 ) Go to S Limits and enter 1 2 3 in the dialog box

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8 ) Go to Tests and select all the eight standard tests for special causes.

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Test for Special Causes


1 point more than 3 standard deviations from center line 9 points in a row on same side of center line

6 points in a row, all increasing or all decreasing


14 points in a row, alternating up and down 2 out of 3 points > 2 standard deviations from center line (same side)

4 out of 5 points > 1 standard deviation from center line (same side)
15 points in a row within 1 standard deviation of center line (either side) 8 points in a row > 1 standard deviation from center line (either side)
The Tests for special causes detects a special pattern in the data plotted on the Chart. The occurrence of the pattern suggests a special cause for the variation.

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9 ) Click OK.
Xbar-R Chart of C7
40 +12SL=36.07
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30 +3SL=24.65 _ _ X=20.84 -3SL=17.03

20

10 -12SL=5.61 1 2 3 Sample 4 5

40 +12SL=36.02
Sample Range

30 20 10 0 1 2 3 Sample 4 5 +3SL=13.96 _ R=6.6 -12SL=0 -3SL=0

10 ) All the Points are lying within +/- 3s Limits, so the process is within the control limits.

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Example :Suppose you work in a plant that manufactures picture tubes for televisions. For each lot, you pull some of the tubes and do a visual inspection. If a tube has scratches on the inside, you reject it. If a lot has too many rejects, you do a 100% inspection on that lot. A P chart can define Rejects Sampled when you need to inspect the whole lot. Solution: 1) Open the worksheet and enter data. 2) Choose Stat > Control Charts >Attributes Charts > P. 3) In Variables, enter Rejects. 4) In Subgroup sizes, enter Sampled. Click OK.
20 18 14 16 13 29 21 14 6 6 7 7 9 5 8 9 9 10 9 10 98 104 97 99 97 102 104 101 55 48 50 53 56 49 56 53 52 51 52 47

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Minitab Output :
0.35

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P Chart of Rejects
UCL=0.3324
1

Proportion

Sample 6 is outside the upper control limit. Consider inspecting the lot.

0.30 0.25 0.20 0.15 0.10 0.05 0.00 2 4

_ P=0.1685

LCL=0.0047 6 8 10 12 Sample 14 16 18 20

Tests performed with unequal sample sizes