Job Titles in Quality

In the field of quality management, you will come across various job titles. What does each of them do? We have listed some of the commonly used job titles and their typical responsibilities in this post. In addition, we have also recommended some of the training courses that can help professionals in these roles. Depending on the […]

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How Do I Get Started as a Quality Engineer?

The role of a quality engineer is to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations by identifying problems before they occur, developing solutions, implementing those solutions, and monitoring the results. This includes ensuring that all products and services meet safety requirements, comply with applicable regulations, and perform according to specifications. A quality engineer may be […]

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Pre-Control Charts

Pre-control charts are used to monitor process performance by comparing actual results against specifications. They provide a visual representation of whether processes are within specification limits.   They use specification limits instead of statistically-derived control limits to determine process capability over time. They can be used during the initial setup process when you do not […]

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Takt Time

Takt time is the time in which a product needs to be produced in order to satisfy customer demand.   Takt time equals the net operating time (or production time) per period divided by the customer demand per period (or the rate of customer demand). The Calculation for Takt Time – Example 1: For example: […]

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Force Field Analysis

Force field analysis helps you make decisions by looking at the forces for and against change. You can use this information to decide what actions will help you achieve your goals. History Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) developed a theory of social systems called “Field Theory,” which he used to analyze social behaviour. Lewin’s theory has been […]

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Material Review Board (MRB)

A Material Review Board (MRB) team may be made up of several people from different departments within an organization. The Material Review Board (MRB) collectively makes decisions to disposition nonconforming material that has been referred to this board.    The MRB is typically composed of the subject matter experts (SMEs) from:   • Quality Engineer […]

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Material Segregation

What is Segregation? “segregation” means separating or dividing into different groups, classes, or kinds. The word comes from the Latin sēgregāre, meaning to separate.   In a business context, segregation refers to separating customers based on their buying behaviour and demographics. For example, you may segregate your customer base by age group (baby boomers vs […]

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How to Manage Process Variation?

The best way to manage variations is to understand them first. This means understanding what causes them, why they happen, and how to predict and control them. Once you understand the process well enough, you can take steps to prevent them from happening.   There are two broad types of process variation:   1. Common […]

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