Manugistics, Inc.: integrating STATGRAPHICS Plus into a Six Sigma program. (Profile).
The STATGRAPHICS Plus Statistical Toolkit
STATGRAPHICS Plus is one of the few available statistical software applications flexible enough to provide entry-level access for virtually everyone within a company, while still ensuring that high-level statistical algorithms are available for addressing complex issues and calculations.
To provide this wide latitude of functionality, STATGRAPHICS Plus incorporates a number of unique features:
StatWizard--A tool to guide novice or casual users through the creation of an analysis from the selection of data to the choice of analytical options.
StatAdvisor--A feature that provides short and easy-to-understand interpretations of all the reports and graphs in a statistical analysis.
StatFolios--An alternative to a macro language, this dialog-box driven approach allows users to save a single analysis of a combination of analyses that can encompass the most complex calculations.
StatGallery--A special tool for archival and report-generation purposes. Up to nine text and graphics panes can be arranged on a single page. An overlay feature allows users to create compound graphics.
StatReporter--A reporting tool that allows users to combine tables, graphs and their own notes into a personalized report. Using the Paste-Link feature, the StatReporter information updates whenever you update the linked analysis.
StatPublish--Provides enterprise-wide collaboration by publishing reports and data onto the Internet.
SnapStats--Automatically formatted one-page summaries of commonly encountered data analysis problems.
SnapLink--Query ODBC compliant data sources to make integration a breeze.
These features, plus others, allow you to complete tasks quickly and efficiently. It can be a powerful force in decisionmaking or empowering employees.
STATGRAPHICS offers various analyses to support multiple aspects of the goals of a Six Sigma implementation: methods for monitoring, controlling, and improving a process through statistical analysis. They include: Measuring the Process, Statistical Tolerance Limits, Control Charts, Special-Purpose Control Charts, Product Reliability, Comparing Two Populations, Analysis of Variance, Attribute Data, Regression Analysis and Curve Fitting, Analyzing Variance Components, Experimental Design, Gage R&R Studies, Pareto Analysis, Cause-and-Effect Diagrams and Acceptance Samplings and more.
Integrating STATGRAPHICS Plus into a Six Sigma program should translate into cost reduction and profit improvement because:
* It helps define specification limits and set realistic tolerances for machines and process variables using capability indices.
* It helps companies set up a plan of action for processes that highlight out-of-control conditions and helps establish preventive maintenance controls.
* It helps provide prevention plans during production with techniques for establishing and controlling critical machine parameters and product characteristics.
* It provides techniques that can reduce setup and process variability, and help to standardize the use of SPC methodology.
* It contains methodologies for optimizing processes.
STATGRAPHICS Plus can be a capable component of any company's Six Sigma program. The combination of text and graphical information accessed through an easy-to-use interface is a way to address the largest impediments to success for any Six Sigma program; the barriers to empowering all employees in the enterprise and keeping the engaged in the process.
Contact: Manugistics, Inc. STATGRAPHICS Sales 9715 Key West Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 Tel: 800-592-0050, 301-255-8001 Fax: 301-255-8406 Email: email@example.com Web site: www.statgraphics.com
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|Date:||Aug 1, 2002|
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