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Benefits of Six Sigma and Lean

Obviously, you can see that benefit of both of these, Six Sigma and Lean is to make the customer happy. Six Sigma generates sustained success. Anything which you have improved in the process is going to give you a repeated benefit. For example, if you reduce the defect rate today, over a number of years […]

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Why does Six Sigma fail?

Failure means inability to achieve the objective which Six Sigma projects were supposed to achieve. Following are some of the reasons for a Six Sigma project to fail. Lack of management support The top reason is the lack of management support. Management lacks the commitment to provide the resources. Six Sigma projects require people from […]

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ISO 9001 2008 vs ISO 9001 2015

ISO 9001:2015 was released 23 September 2015. Following are the key changes in this standard from ISO 9001:2008: 1. New Structure The new standard has 10 clauses. ISO is in process of harmonizing all management system standards. For this a harmonized structure (Annex SL) has been developed. Some standards such as ISO 30301:2011 (Information and documentation – Management systems […]

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History of Quality

22 January 1901 Sir John Wolfe-Barry (the man who designed London’s Tower Bridge) instigated the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers to form a committee to consider standardizing iron and steel sections. 1911 Frederick W. Taylor published “The Principles of Scientific Management.” 1924  Walter A. Shewhart, a statistician at Bell Laboratories, developed the control charts, and principles of […]

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ASQ Recertification Journal

Do you have a certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) such as Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), or one of many other certifications ASQ offers? You perhaps would have struggled in past to get re-certified every three years. ASQ requires that every three years you need to submit a Recertification […]

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ISO 9001 Certification in North America

Recently released 2016 survey shows a decline in ISO 9001 certifications in the United States of America. USA and Canada peaked in the number of certifications in the year 2005/2006, and a general declining trend is seen in the number of certificated after that. Mexico has shown a gradual increase in the number of certificates. […]

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Seven Quality Tools – Scatter Plot

Sometime around 1950, Quality Guru Ishikawa proposed seven basic quality tools. One of these seven tools was the Scatter Plot. Scatter plot is used to show the relationship between two variables visually. The simple academic example could be to show the relationship between the outside temperature and the ice cream sale. The scatter plot could […]

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ASQ Certified Supplier Quality Professional – CSQP

ASQ – CSQP Exam Preparation Course American Society for Quality (ASQ) offers a number of certification exams. A new certification exam has recently been added to the list. This certificate is for quality professionals working in the supply chain. To take this exam, you should have a minimum of eight years full-time work experience. However […]

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Seven Quality Management Principles

Seven Quality Management Principles ISO 9001:2015 defines 7 Quality Management Principles (QMPs) as the basis of the standard. QMP 1 – Customer Focus Meet and exceed customer expectations QMP 2 – Leadership Provide purpose, direction and engagement. QMP 3 – Engagement of People Recognition, empowerment and enhancement of skills and knowledge. QMP 4 – Process […]

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Courses for Quality Managers

Disclosure: Below links are affiliate links, that means if you buy these course by clicking on these links I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no cost to you. You still get the course at the lowest possible on Udemy. Leadership Skills – Leading Teams to High Performance Leadership Skills – Leading Teams […]

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