Q-Talks

7 Newer Tools for Quality 4.0

Monday, April 30
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: WSCC Hall 4E

Quality practitioners can benefit from supplementing the mid-twentieth century toolset with Advanced Analytics for Big Data. When there are large amounts of data already available in a data warehouse, it can provide significant amounts of information through data mining and other techniques. Additionally, the power of Six Sigma resides in the DMAIC framework. Supplementing the 7 Basic Tools as well as the 7 New Tools with more analytics can only improve results. Dr. John Tukey gave us the discipline of Exploratory Data Analysis. New, in-memory analysis tools can mine a data warehouse to explore mountains of data in the Measure phase. Likewise, the Analyze phase can benefit from predictive modeling and machine learning to discover the best model(s) for finding leading indicators. In-memory tools for monitoring streaming data can extend the concept of control charts, for example, in the Control phase. Integrating Advanced Analytics into quality engineering and DMAIC adds untold value to decision making for managers.

James Duarte

CQE, CSSBB, LSSMBB, ASQ Fellow

Principal
Ljduarte and Assoc., LLC
Clermont, Florida

James Duarte worked as director of strategic business analytics for Anheuser Busch and director of technology in corporate quality assurance for Reynolds Metals, where he created a nondestructive testing system for aluminum plate for the Space Shuttle. His most recent work prior to becoming an independent consultant was with SAS Institute as a senior data scientist, where he focused on predictive modeling for the IoT and connected devices. He has experience with analytics in oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and heavy industry. Duarte holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in statistics, as well as professional certifications as an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from the George Group. He is a Fellow of ASQ, where he has held many offices at the local and national level. He served as an ad-hoc instructor for statistics and quality at several universities. Duarte has also published articles on quality both domestically in the United States and internationally. He also has three patents in North America and Europe for analytics of streaming data, with two more pending

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