Minitab knows it's no small feat to work in a world of numbers and percentages. The company develops software that enables companies to analyze statistical data for quality improvement, training, and consulting purposes. It also markets to colleges and universities which use the company's applications in the classroom to instruct statistics students. Clients have included BASF, DuPont, Toyota, Cisco, and ExxonMobil. Minitab's original software was created in 1972 by three statistics instructors at Penn State, including company CEO Barbara Ryan. The company was later formed and subsequently spun off from the university in 1983.
Minitab serves a global clientele in part through a network of systems integrators, software distributors, and other partners that sell, implement, and service the company's products. It has subsidiaries in the UK, France, and Australia
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Minitab's statistical software was used by Ford Motor Company in preparation for the 2011 launch of the automaker's new Fiesta model. The company's design of experiment (DOE) tools helped Ford analyze data from experiments used to determine the best way to manufacturer interior carpet.
Diesel engine maker Cummins used Minitab's Quality Trainer product the previous year to educate quality assurance employees from a variety of professional backgrounds about the statistics they needed to apply to improve product quality and production processes.
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