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Quality in the First Person: Substandard Training

by Nelson, T. Dan

After receiving improper training, this author experienced painful initial encounters with an ISO standard. Later in his career, he learned a more logical, process-based approach to implementing the standard that made his life easier....


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Back to Basics: Substantiation Test

by Mitchell, Joseph Paul

Hypothesis testing is one of many Six Sigma tools used for process improvement. Recently, it was part of a manufacturer's define, measure, analyze, improve and control investigation concerning a suspected variance of mechanical properties in steel tubing....


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Volviendo a los Fundamentos: Prueba de Fundamentación

by Mitchell, Joseph Paul

Las Pruebas de hipótesis ofrecen soluciones objetivas, basadas en la estadística....


Volviendo a los Fundamentos: 1+1 = Cero Defectos

by Hermenitt, Chris

Reduzca defectos, acompañe su plan de control con PFMEA....


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One Good Idea: The Statement Problem

by Kush, Max

Correcting a poorly performing process starts with understanding the gap between what is and what should be occurring in the process. By answering the five Ws, a problem statement can investigate and resolve the gap quickly and at the lowest cost....


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Back to Basics: 1+1 = Zero Defects

by Hermenitt, Chris

Control plans, in conjunction with process failure mode and effects analysis, can be used to prevent problems and save organizations money by identifying prevention controls and ensuring their successful implementation....


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Rock Solid

by Creasy, Todd

The 6TOC improvement method employs elements of Six Sigma, lean and the theory of constraints (TOC) to zero in on process bottlenecks and eliminate waste and variation....


Necessary Measures

by Johnson, Louis; Deaner, Maureen;

Learn the difference between standard and expanded gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) studies and how expanded gage R&R helps clarify measurement system variation....


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Quality in the First Person: Return to Roots

by Glover, Mike

Exposed to the manufacturing industry at a young age, the author reflects on career exploration and his eventual role in quality at his family's business....


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