What is the full form of ISO?

​ISOThe name, “ISO” is not an acronym but was derived from the Greek word “isos” meaning “equal”. (The relation to standards is that if two objects meet the same standard, they should be equal.) This name eliminates any confusion that could result from the translation of “International Organization for Standardization” into different languages which would […]

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Become a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

The Certified Quality Engineers (CQE)  are professionals who understand the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. This is one of the oldest certification (and the difficult to pass the exam) offered by ASQ. The exam consists of 175 questions, and out of these 160 questions are evaluated for scoring. ​The first thing you might […]

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Six Sigma = 3.4 DPMO … Why?

I have often been asked, why do we have 3.4 Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) for a Six Sigma process? Before I talk about Six Sigma, let’s talk about the process control with plus-minus three sigmas. Historically processes were controlled in plus-minus three sigmas, and this was the basis of control charts. When you have […]

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Five Whys and Two Hows to Understand a Problem

5W2H stands for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How Much Some places you find reference to 5W1H. This includes Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.Application (When to use?):5W2H is an information-gathering technique. It helps in understanding the problem.Steps / Example:Who provides you this information?What do you do after getting the required information?Why you made […]

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DMAIC

DMAIC is a structured Six Sigma approach to process improvement. The DMAIC approach can be applied in any situation where a process has defined measurable results whether it’s manufacturing a specific products such as phones, table, chair etc. or services such as healthcare, designing, or hospitality etc. DMAIC process ​consists of 5 stages to improve […]

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How to Claim Your PMI-PDUs for Udemy Courses?

PMI has two broad categories for claiming PDUs: Education Giving back In education categories also, there are five sub-categories for claiming PDUs. These are: Course or Training Organization Meetings Online or Digital Media Read Informal Learning If you have completed a Udemy course or any other online course, you can claim your PDUs under “Education […]

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Factors and Considerations in Selecting a Six Sigma Project

S​electing a project to apply Six Sigma methodology to is an important first step. There is no argument that Six Sigma is beneficial, yet the process also has a significant cost element. The project must be selected on factors that will justify the resource and time commitment (effort) vs the potential gain (result). ​Considerations​ResultDoes it […]

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Seven/ Eight Types of Wastes TIMWOOD

What is Waste?Waste is anything that does not add value to the existing process. We should avoid waste not only to reduce cost but also it increases the long-term performance of a process. Seven Types of Wastes (TIM WOOD)I suggest that you keep in mind TIM WOOD (the acronym for the seven types of wastes) […]

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