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January Lean Six Sgma SIG Meeting  

Where
TEQCORNER
1616 Anderson Road
Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)
McLean, Virginia  22102

When
Jan 27, 2010    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by: ASQ Section 509 (MD & DC) and Section 511 (N.VA)

Advanced Analytics for Lean Six Sigma

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Presented by:
Mr. Jim Duarte
CQE, CSSBB, LSSMBB, ASQ Fellow
Systems Engineer - Analytics Specialist
SAS Federal LLC (part of SAS Institute)

Location:  1616 Anderson Road McLean, Virginia 22102
Center Conference Room (3rd Floor) 
(See map for directions to TEQCORNER, http://www.teqcorner.com/)
 
6:30 - 7:15pm - Networking
7:15 - 8:15pm - Program
8:15 - 8:30pm - LSS SIG Announcements

Registration: To attend this event, please click here.  ASQ membership is not required.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Questions can be directed to Willie Davis, LSS SIG Co-Chair at SixSigmaSIG@asq509.org

Presentation Description: Traditional Lean and Six Sigma projects usually focus only on data collected within a Kaizen Event or DMAIC project.  Arguments have been made that historical data shouldn’t be used because it is not “clean” enough for DMAIC projects.  This presentation will show methods for cleansing historical data so that it can be used to show trends that will help in the Analyze phase of a DMAIC project.  These tools can also drive individual data quality projects throughout IT processes.  The cost of poor decisions due to “unclean” data can be controlled and improved through DMAIC projects.  Next, data mining and forecasting can help create predictive models for the Analyze phase and extend these tools into the Control phase.  Advanced analytics tools take Lean Six Sigma projects to the next level of using the best data with the most advanced analysis methods.  Collectively, these tools give the organization the ability to make their strategic plans ACTIONABLE, MEASUREABLE and SUSTAINABLE.

Speaker Biography: Mr. Duarte holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Statistics and is a Fellow of ASQ as well holding certification as a Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  He has served as Director of Quality Technology for Reynolds Metals Co., Director of Quality and Reliability for Vermeer Manufacturing and Director of Strategic Business Analysis for Anheuser Busch.  He was lucky enough to study under Drs. W. Edwards Deming, Noriaki Kano, and Joseph Juran as well as Dorian Shainin.  His expertise includes not only analytics, but also Policy Deployment (Hoshin), QFD, and benchmarking.  His work at Reynolds in non-destructive testing methods on aluminum plate for the Space Shuttle not only supported his election to Fellow of ASQ, but also won the first NASA Quality Excellence Award for Reynolds’ McCook facility.

For more information and directions to TEQCORNER, see the January Lean Six Sigma SIG Meeting Announcement.