Six Sigma SIG Update

Six Sigma SIG is our ASQ Raleigh Chapter’s special interest group that focuses on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. In our meetings we showcase our members and special guest’s project work as well as tutorials on new and cutting edge quality tools.

Our meetings are very informal with a lot of question and answer time allowing us to delve deeply into some very interesting topics.  Please be a part of our growing and interesting group. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Click here to register:  Register Here November 29th, 2016 SSSIG

Presenter:  Byron Wingerd

Presentation Title:  Principals and Practice of DOE

Presentation Summary:  Last fall we held a BYO DOE night at the Six Sigma Special Interest group meeting. It was phenomenal to hear about the projects that the members had worked on and informative to step through the analysis of some fresh data.  This year’s DOE topic will focus on the DOE workflow. In this meeting we are going to tackle an ambitious goal of building and executing an experimental design to improve the performance of a product that we will construct in the meeting. The data we collect will be used to find optimal parameters to design a new product with specific performance parameters.

In this hands-on event we will be re-creating our own version of the Box Hunter and Hunter helicopter experiment except that the design and number of factors screened will depend on the number of registrants. This exercise will illustrate the principles of effect hierarchy, effect heredity and effect sparsity which are important in both model selection and analysis of the design.

What you need to do:

  1.  Register for the event!
  2. Bring a scissors for paper (optional)
  3. Take a look at this website:

Although we won’t cover this in heavy detail, this paper provides some additional background.

Its free,  you register/login at the ASQ website:

Presenter Bios:  Byron Wingerd’s experience with designed experience comes from the biopharma industry. In his current position with the JMP division at the SAS Institute, Byron is a multidisciplinary systems engineer working to help people understand how apply data science and statistical methods so that they can learn more about how their processes operate and use data to make better decisions.   Before joining SAS, he worked as a Process Engineer for Merck in West Point, PA and, earlier, was the Senior Scientist at Emergent BioSolutions, where he used Six Sigma methodology for improving vaccine manufacturing processes.

 Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Time: 5:30pm with 30 minutes of socializing and promptly begin the presentations at 6:00pm.  Typically we are finished between 7:00pm and 7:30pm depending on discussion and question time.


SAS Institute
100 SAS Campus Drive
Building F, Room F101
Cary, NC  27513

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Lite refreshments are served.

Share your Six Sigma experiences with ASQ SIG. Tell us about your Six Sigma and Lean project success or get help with issues. Presenters receive 1.0 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal and a personal gift card.

If interested, please contact Byron Wingerd at .