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The following article by John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute Inc., is reprinted from JMPer Cable, our printed newsletter. JMPer Cable is mailed to registered JMP users. The current issue is dedicated to the release of JMP® 6.
JMP® 6 is available now, and you will find it a very compelling upgrade. This issue covers some of the many new features now available in JMP 6.
Better Data Summarization
Split Plots: They are Everywhere
Complete Six Sigma® Toolkit
Solving Problems to Scale
JMP 6 for Windows continues to support reading and writing the latest SAS data sets, and SAS 9 can now create JMP files with Proc Export.
SAS Presents Six Sigma® Workshop at LMU6
SAS presents the "Executive Overview of Six Sigma" workshop at the Lean Manufacturing University 6 (LMU6) conference on Tuesday, December 13, in Chicago. Led by SAS instructor Todd Cook, this course is suitable for people from manufacturing or transactional backgrounds. It is designed for executives working directly with champions, black belts, and green belts on six sigma breakthrough projects. This course includes an overview of six sigma concepts, required infrastructure, expected benefits, enterprise level metrics, and the DMAIC method for achieving breakthroughs in performance.
Course contents include the following:
Big Improvements For Small Parts
This article, from the December, 2005 issue of Quality Progress, describes how National Semiconductor used JMP as part of their Six Sigma® initiative. The link to the full article is available on the JMP website. ASQ registration is required for viewing.
By Lorena Dudman
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, National Semiconductor Corp. supplies several companies with microcircuits, also known as microchips, which process massive amounts of signals into digital information.Microcircuits are inside all electronic devices, such as personal digital assistants, laptop computers and automotive controls. They are made by processing wafers consisting mostly of silicon
through many fabrication steps, such as oxidation and photomasking to define the circuit layout, and ion implantation and diffusion to define the transistor. When the wafers have completed the fabrication steps, they are diced into "chips," assembled into the final package and shipped to customers, who use them in assembling their end products.
The Power of Dynamic Illustrations
This article is from the October, 2005 issue of Quality Progress. JMP was used to create the illustrations in the article. The link to the full article is available on the JMP website. ASQ registration is required for viewing.
By Wayne J. Levin
The more organizations embrace and exploit statistical methods and thinking, the more successful they are likely to be. As this fact has become more widely recognized over the years, more and more quality professionals face the challenge of educating their colleagues and clients on statistical methods despite the fact these methods are often seen as complex and counterintuitive.
Fortunately, there is a useful new tool to help quality practitioners and their students overcome the challenges of learning statistical methods: dynamic illustrations, also known as simulated demonstrations or simulations.Dynamic illustrations are software applications that combine one or more interactive controls to drive graphical representations of statistical concepts in real time to stimulate student interest. The user adjustable sliders in the upper left-hand side of Figure 1, for example, allow students to see the effect of changing parameters, including sample size and variability. Textbook illustrations, on the other hand, are static, not interactive.
Regal's Road to Six Sigma
This article is from the October/November, 2005 issue of MRO Today. JMP is discussed in the first sidebar. A link to the full article is available on the JMP website. You can also download the article as an Acrobat PDF file.
Regal-Beloit got more than business units when it acquired General Electric's commercial AC and HVAC motors divisions; it got the tools to transform the entire company.
By Tom Hammel
On January 3, 2005, Regal-Beloit Corporation finalized a year-long drive that functionally doubled its size. With two major acquisitions, first of General Electric's Commercial AC motor business in August 2004, followed by GE's HVAC motors and capacitors division in late December, Regal-Beloit became the largest producer of commercial/industrial motors in the United States.In addition to adding about $500 million in sales to its ledger, the deal brings GE products and technologies, a well-placed handful of global facilities and thousands of former GE employees. Add these up and you have immense market potential dampened only by the challenge of integrating them.
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