Math 510: Week 4 Assignment – Case Study: Transforming Data Into Information

You are a process manager at the Woodmill Company tasked with determining if an optical scanner would be beneficial. Write a 4–5 page report to your supervisor (including a cover page and a Source List page) in which you:

Summarize the Woodmill Company’s problem of ripping dimension lumber into narrower pieces. 
Develop a frequency distribution for the board values for the scanner and the manual process.  
Generate appropriate descriptive statistics for both manual and scanner values. 
Analyze the frequency distribution and descriptive statistics for both manual and scanner processes. Use Excel to create your charts. 
Determine which process generates more values (manual or scanner). 
Evaluate which process has less relative variability, using frequency distribution and descriptive statistics. 
Recommend whether the optical scanner is the best option for the company.