Automotive

Getting to Normal

by Vandenbrande, Willy

Statistical process control (SPC) is a fundamental quality management technique. It is a mandatory tool in the automotive industry, part of all Six Sigma courses and required knowledge for many ASQ certifications. Many people take SPC courses....


Open Access

All Roads Lead to Rome

by He, Bering

Lean and Six Sigma are the most successful quality improvement strategies. With the progress of globalization and the evolution of quality management practices, these strategies are seen as complementary. The combined initiative is called lean Six Sigma....


Open Access

Volviendo a los Fundamentos: Asegurando Repetibilidad & Reproducibilidad

by Force, Scott

La mayoría de los profesionales de calidad están familiarizados con la herramienta tradicional de análisis de sistemas de medición variable, también conocida como estudio de repetibilidad y reproducibilidad de instrumentos (R&R)....


Open Access

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....


Standard Issues: Gaining Insight

by Reid; R. Dan

I’m shocked by some of the gaps—or potential gaps—that aren’t found and recorded by auditors during IATF 16949 audits. IATF 16949:2016 is the international standard for automotive quality management systems (QMS)....


A Mobile Mindset

by James, Lowellyne

Mobile assurance apps present an opportunity to support quality, safety and environmental monitoring, surveillance and continuous improvement activities, which buttresses assurance activities....


Open Access

Back to Basics: A Formula for Learning

by Tielker, Alex

Training is required and necessary in every organization for four main reasons. Often, however, training can be painful to sit through....


Volviendo a los Fundamentos: Un Enfoque Disciplinado

by Pruitt, W. Frazier

Nada causa ansiedad a un equipo como la liberación de un Sistema de Acciones Correctiva Acciones Preventivas (CAPA, por sus siglas en ingles) y acompañando el modelo de las ocho disciplinas (8D)....


A Fundamental FMEA Flaw

by Jing, Gary G.

Expectations about how failure mode and effects analysis should be done vary significantly. People with different backgrounds or who work in different industries have vastly different experiences. Still, there are two consistent struggles with the tool....


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