SeaDek used supply chain techniques and Six Sigma to reduce major inventory stockouts in 2015. Inventory control tools were applied using DMAIC methodology. The company went from 14 major stockouts in 2014 to one stockout in 2015, resulting in a materials cost savings of more than $250,000 and improving on-time delivery from 44 percent the previous year to 95 percent in 2015. Read the online case study presentation or download Supply Chain Techniques Applied to Six Sigma Saves SeaDek Marine Products $250,000 (PDF).
In this new exclusive webcast for members, Robert Jasper, the author of "High Performance QMS", and Phil Jamison, a 30-year veteran expert in supplier quality management, walk us through the key changes in ISO 9001:2015, share transition best practices, and show us how to leverage technology to implement a risk based quality management process..
ASQ webcasts feature authors, speakers, and other subject matter experts delivering presentations to share their knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned. Browse the full collection.
Change management experts discuss key steps to consider when approaching employees with change and helping them through the process. Learn about the carrot-and-stick technique—which can be used to motivate employees—and a tool that can make meetings more efficient and keep change management plans on track.
In 2013, ASQ unveiled groundbreaking research that creates a baseline of fundamental quality and continuous improvement practices around the world. Read more about the project and download the research reports.
Did you know Lean is more than just cutting waste? With The Joy of Lean, you'll learn how to cultivate a positive Lean Culture of excellence that empowers employees, creates value for customers, profitable growth for businesses, and more.
Faced with a disappointing process yield, Asahi India Glass Co. applied the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) method to find and resolve issues in its auto glass manufacturing process, leading to incredible results. Read how in November's Six Sigma Forum.
Many books explain how to construct a value stream map, but few explain the process conditions necessary to ensure its success. Lean Execution: The Basic Implementation Guide for Maximizing Process Performance offers the detailed guidelines, process conditions, and worksheets and helpful tips you want.
Sometimes we focus so much on quality and zero defects that we neglect the inevitable: customer complaints. Effective action requires a swift, holistic approach. This Back to Basics four-step emergency guide in November's Quality Progress can help you get back on track quickly and efficiently.
Value Added Auditing is a process and risk-based manual for ISO management system and risk-based audits. It covers performance, operational, IT, cyber, and supply risk management assessments. Use it as your "how-to" reference for assessments such as ISO 9001, compliance and benchmarking, internal audits, supplier audits, and more.
This webcast explores a core principle of lean: reducing and eliminating waste. Get in-depth knowledge of the seven wastes and learn how you can reduce or eliminate them from your processes.
"Little strokes fell great oaks." - Benjamin Franklin
- Control Chart (quality tool)
- Baldrige in Plain English (book)
- Flow - Value Stream (webcast)
- Green Belt (search term)
In early 2004, a representative from the local energy company visited the Tata Toyo Radiators (TTR) site to investigate why energy usage had dropped dramatically over the previous months. The answer: energy reduction through Six Sigma, including a 28% reduction in energy consumption, a yearly savings of Rs 5.5 million (US $122,200), and a 42% improvement in productivity.