Archive Monthly Archives: January 2018

Quality Quotes

​Harold F. Dodge​ “You can not inspect quality into a product.”   You can not inspect quality into a product. ~ Harold F. DodgeFailure of management to plan for the future and to foresee problems has brought about waste of manpower, of materials, of the machine-time, of all which raise the manufacturer’s cost and price that […]

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ASQ® Recertification Journal

Do you have a certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) such as Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), or one of many other certifications ASQ® offers? You perhaps would have struggled in past to get re-certified every three years. ASQ® requires that every three years you need to submit a Recertification […]

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ISO 9001 Certification in North America

Recently released 2016 survey shows a decline in ISO 9001 certifications in the United States of America. USA and Canada peaked in the number of certifications in the year 2005/2006, and a general declining trend is seen in the number of certificated after that. Mexico has shown a gradual increase in the number of certificates. […]

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Seven Quality Tools – Scatter Plot

Sometime around 1950, Quality Guru Ishikawa proposed seven basic quality tools. One of these seven tools was the Scatter Plot. Scatter plot is used to show the relationship between two variables visually. The simple academic example could be to show the relationship between the outside temperature and the ice cream sale. The scatter plot could […]

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ASQ® Certified Supplier Quality Professional – CSQP

ASQ® – CSQP Exam Preparation Course American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers a number of certification exams. A new certification exam has recently been added to the list. This certificate is for quality professionals working in the supply chain. To take this exam, you should have a minimum of eight years full-time work experience. However […]

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Seven Quality Management Principles

Seven Quality Management Principles ISO 9001:2015 defines 7 Quality Management Principles (QMPs) as the basis of the standard. QMP 1 – Customer Focus Meet and exceed customer expectations QMP 2 – Leadership Provide purpose, direction and engagement. QMP 3 – Engagement of People Recognition, empowerment and enhancement of skills and knowledge. QMP 4 – Process […]

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