Histogram Dashboard in Excel

Use either the XmR or XbarR Control Chart Dashboard when you have multiple Histograms you would like to generate and place onto a single spreadsheet.

Here is an example of the XmR Chart dashboard in QI Macros for Excel.

The purpose of an XmR Chart dashboard is to evaluate stability of processes using variable data--time, cost, length, weight when your sample size is one.

The XmR Chart dashboard has a few main components:

Data Entry Sheet

Just type data into the yellow/white input areas on the data sheet:

Histogram Dashboard Data Sheet

Next select the XmR AverageR tab:

XmR AverageR Dashboard Tab


Creating the Histogram Dashboard

  1. Input measurement titles, specification limits and data into the data sheet as shown above.
  2. Click on the tab you would like to create a histogram dashboard from - XmR AverageR OR XmR Scrolling:
  3. XmR Dashboard Tabs

  4. Use the Next/Prev buttons to look through the various charts to make sure they are what you want:
  5. Previous Next Button

  6. When you have the right data and charts, click on the CREATE HISTOGRAM DASHBOARD button:
  7. create-histogram-dashboard-button

  8. This will create new worksheets for each chart, as well as the dashboard showing just the Histograms:

  9. Histogram Dashboard Chart Output

    NOTE: Conditional Formatting is applied to Cp Cpk and Pp Ppk metrics when values are as follows:

    Red: Under 1.00 (Not capable)
    Yellow: 1.00 - 1.33 (Will not meet most manufacturing specifications)
    White: 1.34 - 1.66 (Capable)
    Green: 1.67 and up (Approaching Five Sigma to Six Sigma - Exceptional)

  10. Delete the unused worksheets, as they are no longer needed.
  11. You can rearrange the charts on the dashboard by clicking and dragging them around.
  12. You can copy other charts from the new worksheets (e.g., X Chart) and paste them onto the dashboard.
  13. You can then continue to add data to the data sheet and update charts by clicking the "Refresh Charts" button on the Data Sheet.
  14. If you save this workbook as an Excel "Shared" workbook, you could have multiple people updating various measurements. Just refresh the charts every so often. Anyone can then look at the dashboard.

I think you'll find this a very powerful feature of QI Macros. Creating dashboards of key measures quickly and easily. And keeping them up-to-date with a click of a button.


Create all of these charts using QI Macros add-in for Excel