Accuracy vs. Precision

What is the difference between accuracy and precision?Accuracy refers to the closeness between measurements and their expected or true value (The farther a measurement is from its expected or the true value, the less accurate it is.) Precision pertains to the closeness of measurements to one another.Statistical scheme of accuracy and precision on targetOne way that […]

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Six Sigma vs. Lean

What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma? Lean and Six Sigma are two different frameworks that can be used to improve the effectiveness of a given process. Lean is focused on customer value and waste reduction, while Six Sigma focuses on variation reduction and statistical analysis.LeanSix SigmaFocus is on:Waste reductionVariation reductionLeads to:Cycle time […]

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Checklist vs. Check Sheet

What is the difference between a Checklist and a Check Sheet?Check SheetThe check sheet is a form (document) used to collect data in real time at the location where the data is generated. The data it captures can be quantitative or qualitative. When the information is quantitative, the check sheet is sometimes called a tally […]

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Creating a Culture of Quality

A culture of quality means making sure everyone at your organization knows what high standards mean. Everyone should understand why their job matters and why they must strive to meet those expectations every day. Here are some of the key actions to ensure you create a culture of quality within your team.

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Kano Analysis

Table of Contents Section 1: What is Kano Analysis?Section 2: The five categoriesSection 3: Functional and Dysfunctional form questionsSection 4: Survey ResponsesSection 5: Feature CategorySection 6: Summary TableSection 7: Better/Worst coefficientsSection 8: Better/Worst Plot Section 1: What is Kano Analysis?Kano Analysis is a technique of understanding customer’s needs for a given product or service. It […]

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The 8 Top Supplier Quality Assurance Roles and Responsibilities

Supplier Quality Assurance is the process of ensuring the quality of the materials and services provided by suppliers.

There are many types of supplier quality assurance roles and responsibilities depending on the industry. However, there are eight types of supplier quality assurance roles that are most popular in the supply chain industry.

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Famous Sustainability Quotes

“The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger “The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.” ~Paul Hawken “Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us ‘future proof’ our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.” ~Paul […]

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The Future of Sustainability

What is sustainability?Sustainability is a philosophy that focuses on the present as well as the future. It is about living in ways that does not harm the environment and allows the needs of the present and future to be met.It has an economic, environmental, and social aspects. It is not about living in poverty, it […]

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Design Review, Verification and Validation

ISO 9000:2015 Definitions:1. Review:determination of the suitability, adequacy or effectiveness of an object to achieve established objectives.EXAMPLES: Management review, design and development review, review of customer requirements, review of corrective action and peer review.2. Verification:confirmation, through the provision of objective evidence, that specified requirements have been fulfilledThe objective evidence needed for a verification can be […]

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World Quality Day | 11 November 2021

Year 2021World Quality Day 11 November 2021World Quality Week 8 to 12 November 2021World Quality Month November 2021Many companies celebrate the month of November as Quality Month. The main purpose behind this celebration to raise the level of quality awareness in the company and to recognize the efforts and contributions of quality professionals. It is also […]

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Supply Chain Rationalization

Supply chain rationalization is the risk-based approach:to select the right suppliers andthe right number of suppliersfor the type of product or service.Rationalization could lead to:Decrease in suppliers to be managedSome places it might increase as well.No changeBenefits (Why rationalize?)Lower transaction, shipping and handling costVolume discountsStandard partsReduced inventory Long term relationship and reduced RiskRationalization Approach:Centralize supplier related […]

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