Quality Companion by Minitab simplifies your quality initiatives by providing the soft tools that you need to develop, organize, and execute projects. With your tools, files, and data in a single project file, you can focus less on managing details and more on reaching your goals.
This Getting Started guide introduces you to the most commonly used features in Quality Companion. It uses a story and a set of supporting project files to guide you through the exercises.
The exercises simulate the progression of a single project file. You can complete each exercise on your own, or you can use the supporting project files to help you move more quickly. Each sequential project file contains the information that you need from previous exercises to complete the next steps.
To download the supporting project files, click Supporting project files and extract the zipped file to an accessible drive location.
You must have Quality Companion 3 to open the .qcp and .qcf files and Minitab Statistical Software to open the .mpj files. To purchase or upgrade Minitab products or to download fully functional 30-day trials as well as free utilities to help you make better use of Quality Companion, go to www.minitab.com/products.
You work for an online book store, buymorebooks.com, that has a history of customer complaints about late deliveries. After you talk to members of the sales and shipping departments and review existing data, you determine that reducing the time to fulfill an order (cycle time) could significantly reduce late deliveries and improve customer satisfaction.
Now that your goal to reduce cycle time for order fulfillment is defined, select a template, and then start to build your Quality Companion project.
Go to Creating a Project.