Confused about the concept of Process Sigma Level, Cpk and Ppk ? This is actually quite easy to explain. 1. Process Sigma Level and Cpk are 2 different index numbers that are used to indicate the Capability of a process to meet customer expectations with its output ( product or service being delivered by a process) 2. Both index numbers are calculated in a similar way and use a similar simple equations…that anyone passing maths at High School ( secondary school ) will be able to understand . 3. Both calculations use the Standard deviation AND the Mean Average of the distribution of values in the process output ( both of which are estimated by measuring samples). 4. Process Sigma Level turns out to simply 3 times the Cpk value where short term data is used. 5. the 1.5 standard deviation ‘Fudge factor’ should only be used for long term data calculations.
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