Category Archives for CQA

Job Titles in Quality

In the field of quality management, you will come across various job titles. What does each of them do? We have listed some of the commonly used job titles and their typical responsibilities in this post. In addition, we have also recommended some of the training courses that can help professionals in these roles. Depending on the […]

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Force Field Analysis

Force field analysis helps you make decisions by looking at the forces for and against change. You can use this information to decide what actions will help you achieve your goals.HistoryKurt Lewin (1890-1947) developed a theory of social systems called “Field Theory,” which he used to analyze social behaviour. Lewin’s theory has been applied to […]

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Material Review Board (MRB)

A Material Review Board (MRB) team may be made up of several people from different departments within an organization. The Material Review Board (MRB) collectively makes decisions to disposition nonconforming material that has been referred to this board.  The MRB is typically composed of the subject matter experts (SMEs) from: • Quality Engineer • Engineering Representative • Purchasing Representative • […]

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How to Manage Process Variation?

The best way to manage variations is to understand them first. This means understanding what causes them, why they happen, and how to predict and control them. Once you understand the process well enough, you can take steps to prevent them from happening. There are two broad types of process variation: 1. Common Cause Variation 2. Special Cause […]

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Leading vs. Lagging Indicators Explained

You’ve probably heard of the term “leading indicators.” They’re the early signs of future economic trends or events. In other words, they’re important indicators for predicting what might happen in the future. But what exactly are leading indicators? And why are they useful? Let’s explore the concept together. Leading IndicatorsBusinesses often rely on leading indicators to predict […]

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Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram is a tool for organizing ideas generated during a brainstorming session into groups by similarity. It organizes ideas into categories so that they’re easier to understand. The term Affinity diagram was proposed by Kawakata Jiro in the 1960s, and because of it, this tool is sometimes called the KJ method.What is an Affinity Diagram?Affinity […]

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Supplier Quality Management

Organizations have become highly competitive over the last decade. This has increased pressure on them to improve their processes and reduce costs. The organizations have turned to suppliers who provide them with high-quality components, materials, and services to achieve these goals. Supplier Quality Management (SQM) aims to ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained throughout […]

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Effective Quality Audit Reports

A quality audit report should include enough detail so that the client or the audit report users can understand what was done, why it was done, and whether it achieved the objective. The report should also provide sufficient information for the organization being audited (auditee) to correct any problems identified.What Should Be in an Audit […]

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Seven New Management and Planning Tools

Japanese professor Kaoru Ishikawa originally developed the seven quality tools. These quality tools were simple to use and can be applied by anyone in the organization to improve a process.Later, these seven new quality tools were used to plan the quality improvement process. These tools are called the seven advanced quality tools or seven management and […]

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Flowcharts: The Ultimate Tool for Visualizing Information

A flowchart is a diagram that illustrates a process. It consists of boxes and lines. Flowcharts are especially useful for processes that involve multiple steps or decisions. They’re often used to explain complicated manufacturing or service delivery tasks.What Is a Flowchart?You “might not” find the flowchart in the seven basic quality tools list. However, it replaces […]

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