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Analyze the cost data in the worksheet prob 3-2 in the excel workbook attached. What are the implications of this data?

Jeans Are Us Inc has a distribution center in Cincinnati where it receives and breaks down bulk orders from supplier's factories, and ships out products to retail customers. Prepare a graph or chart showing the different quality costs that were incurred over the past year (prob3-4 in excel workbook)

Use Pareto analysis to investigate the quality losses at Oakton paper Mill, using data in the worksheet Prob3-5 in the excel workbook attached. What conclusions do you reach?

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This solution answers several questions regarding process improvement, addressing implications of data, quality losses and quality costs.

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