An international standard is a set of requirements and specifications that is recognized by multiple countries and industries. The ISO provides the framework for the establishment, development, management and application of worldwide industrial and commercial standards. These can be used by manufacturers to ensure they produce parts or items that will work in different markets

A Quick Guide to ISO Standards

I have often been asked, why do we have 3.4 Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) for a Six Sigma process? Before I talk about Six Sigma, let’s talk about the process control with plus-minus three sigmas. Historically processes were controlled in , and this was the basis of control charts. When you have a process, which is

Six Sigma = 3.4 DPMO … Why?

Quality assurance and quality control are two terms that are often used interchangeably. However, they are different entities. Quality assurance and control can be done in tandem to ensure a product meets its specifications and the desired level of quality. Knowing the difference between these two concepts will help you understand how to best guarantee

Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC): What’s the Difference?

Benefits to CompanyImplementing a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001 makes it easier to understand and satisfy customer needs.Better management controls and reporting leading meeting the planned Quality Objectives and better customer satisfactionThe continual improvement requirements of the standard require organizations to improve their products and processesImplementing a process approach leads to fewer problems

Benefits of Implementing ISO 9001 Standard?

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

Why does Six Sigma fail?