Process Improvement and automation go hand in hand.
Adding automation to a poor process, just increases how fast you can make the same mistakes.
Having a great process requires taking advantage of world class automation already out there.
You can not control what you do not understand.
Most businesses have many measurements to control their business from the PLCs to control a production process to the IT department .
How you get the data and analyze those measurements, is where automation integrates with the business.
Typically, when you deal with data: you fetch it, you clean and manipulate it, and then you inspect it, and present results as values, spreadsheets, graphs, and so on.
Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization ("Black Belts", "Green Belts", etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction or profit increase).
Multivariate statistics is a form of statistics encompassing the simultaneous observation and analysis of more than one statistical variable. The application of multivariate statistics is multivariate analysis. Methods of bivariate statistics, for example ANOVA and correlation, are special cases of multivariate statistics in which two variables are involved.
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Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1981. As of 2010[update], it enjoys widespread application in many sectors of industry, although its application is not without controversy.
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Anaconda is a free and open source distribution of the Python and R programming languages for data science and machine-learning-related applications that aims to simplify package management and deployment. You can download it from the anaconda.org website.