Back to Basics


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Back to Basics: More Than Meets the Eye

by Kantumuchu, Venkata Charan

Flowcharts—sometimes called process flowcharts—are one of the seven basic quality tools, and one of the fundamental tools used in quality assurance....

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Back to Basics: What Comes Next

by Theurer, Tiea

ISO 9001:2015 and other similar industry standards are implementing and relying on risk management as a means to monitor product and process quality. As a result, many organizations are implementing risk management programs....

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Back to Basics: Quality Trilogy 2.0

by Dou, Yongpeng

Joseph Juran’s paper “The Quality Trilogy”1 has strongly contributed to the mission of quality management and is well recognized all over the world. More than three decades later, a Quality Trilogy 2.0 is proposed....

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Back to Basics: Ensuring R&R

by Force, Scott

Most quality professionals are familiar with the traditional variable measurement systems analysis (MSA) tool—also known as the gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) study....

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