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How to Pass Your ASQ CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) Exam?

​Subscribe to our email list. The CQE course is under preparation. We will let you know when the course is ready. First 100 students will get this $200 course for just $35. Sign Up The Certified Quality Engineers (CQE)  are professionals who understand the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control. This is one […]

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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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5S for Workplace Improvement

5S is a workplace improvement tool. It was invented in Japan. It stands for five (5) Japanese words that start with the letter ‘S’: Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke. 5 S 5 C English Equivalent Explanation Seiri Clear out Sort (Tidiness) Throw away all unrelated materials in the workplace Seiton Configure Set in Order […]

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Kano Model by Noriaki Kano

The Kano model was developed by Noriaki Kano. It classifies the attributes of a product into three groups. 1. Basic or Threshold Attributes. Customers assume that these attributes will be present. If they are not present or are of low quality, customers will be dissatisfied. If they are present, customers’ satisfaction will not increase. Example: […]

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Defect – Definition and Causes

What is a Defect? A flaw or weakness in a system that causes the system to fail Non-conformance to a standard A disorder in the system or process which can cause a failure or discrepancy in the delivery of product or services. Expectations are not meet. A defect can be seen as an opportunity for […]

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Difference Between: Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC)

 ​Many people have asked me about the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Here is the summary: ISO 9000 DefinitionsQuality Control:A part of quality management focused on fulfilling quality requirements.Quality Assurance:A part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled.​Other Definitions​Quality Control is defined as The operational techniques and […]

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Causes of Poor Quality

Poor Quality The market is customer-centric. Competition is very high. Still, most of the companies face the problem of poor quality. In spite of various quality models, quality improvement processes and methodologies the issue of poor quality is there. Why is it so? What are the causes of poor quality? Causes of poor quality may […]

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