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ASQ CQA [2019] | How to pass your Certified Quality Auditor Exam?

​Passing ASQ ​CQA Exam with Confidence Eligibility:Exam Details:​CQ​A Exam Passing Score:Body of Knowledge:Suggested Study Material: The Certified Quality ​Auditor (ASQ – CQA)  are professionals ​who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s adequacy and deficiencies. This is one of the oldest […]

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Defects per million opportunities (DPMO)

In Six Sigma, Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO) is the measure of the process performance. ​Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO) ​Defect vs Defective:​Defects per Unit:Defect Opportunity:Defect per Opportunity (DPO)Defect per Million Opportunities (DPMO)​Sigma Level ​Defect vs Defective:​Let’s first understand the difference between the defect and defectives. Defect: ​A defect is the non-conformance on one of many possible […]

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ASQ CSSGB [2019] | How to pass your Six Sigma Green Belt Exam?

Are you looking for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) certification? ​​Passing ASQ CSSGB Exam in the first attempt Types of Six Sigma Certifications:​ASQ CSSGB Exam Preparation Course:​Applying for the exam:How to prepare for the exam?​Typical Cost of Certification: Types of Six Sigma Certifications:​Currently many organizations offer Six Sigma […]

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Six Sigma Certification – ASQ or IASSC?

Many of my Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt students have asked me these questions:Which certification should I go for ASQ(American Society for Quality) or IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certifications)?Which of these to certificates is most valued – ASQ or IASSC?Let’s understand a few key facts before I talk about […]

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Top 4 Barriers to Quality Improvement

​In this post let’s look at some of the common barriers to quality improvement. 1. Not Knowing the definition of quality:When it comes to quality improvement, the first barrier to improve quality is not knowing what the meaning of quality is.Each organization has a different product or service. Organizations need to define that what does quality […]

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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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Poka Yoke, Fool Proofing or the Mistake Proofing

What is Poka-yoke? Shigeo Shingo advocated the concept of zero quality control by arguing that inspection processes or the use of statistical control should be completely eliminated. He believes that quality should be controlled at the source of the problem and not after the problem has manifested itself. He recommends that inspection should be incorporated […]

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Kaizen

What is Kaizen? Move a mountain beginning with small stones. Definitions It is derived from the Japanese words kai which means change or to correct and zen which means good), Kaizen is a Japanese word means change for the better. Kaizen is a participative and democratic approach that involves every employee – from upper management […]

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