Instructor & Master Black Belt
Operations Research / Management Science techniques, now included as part of the Data Science field, has been a field of study since WWII. Some AI techniques, neural networks, expert systems (heuristic programming) began life here. When first introduced as tools, they required a lot of time, computing power, and digging into data that even 30 years ago it was not practical to use these techniques widely. Given that 1980's computing power has been eclipsed by current hardware platforms, these techniques are now more available and are applicable with the tougher problems that we face currently. This presentation will give a brief history of some of the Operations Research / Management Science techniques available. Secondly, the presentation will match these different tools to the various phases of DMAIC and provide some potential examples of their application. Finally, some of these techniques will be displayed as examples in MS Excel. In addition to the presentation slides, there will be a spreadsheet with some of these examples available to the attendees.
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