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Søren Bisgaard was a prolific, insightful scholar of modern statistics and quality engineering. This new compilation, Søren Bisgaard's Contributions to Quality Engineering, collects 31 of his works, divided into four broad areas: Design and Analysis of Experiments, Time Series Analysis, The Quality Profession, and Healthcare Engineering.
Almost daily we read about hacking and other risks to organizations and employees. In order to respond to rapidly-changing business environments, an effective enterprise risk management (ERM) system is needed. Kay Kendall discusses what a good ERM system must account for, and shows how you can improve your ERM in this article from Journal for Quality and Participation.
In this popular webcast, Joe DeFeo, author and president of the Juran Institute, provides an overview of the authoritative guide to quality management, Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence. DeFeo shares his insights on the evolving role of the quality professional and highlights some of the new material in the handbook.
Whether you're looking to advance in your current career or change careers entirely, an inverse Ishikawa diagram (IID) can help. Instead of identifying possible root causes of an adverse event, the IID’s head represents a desired event, and the bones are inputs needed to drive toward the desired future state. Learn how to craft your own inverse Ishikawa diagram from this month's Career Coach.
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Learn About Quality: DMAIC
Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC) is a data-driven quality strategy used to improve processes. It's an integral part of a Six Sigma initiative, but can be implemented as a standalone quality improvement procedure or as part of other process improvement initiatives such as lean.
Book: The ASQ CQE Study Guide
The ASQ CQE Study Guide is a useful aid those taking the ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam. It offers more than 580 practice questions organized by the seven parts of the 2015 Body of Knowledge. It also provides detailed solutions that explain why each answer is the correct one.
ISO 9001:2015 isn’t just for large organizations. ASQ author Denise Robitaille walks through the challenges, constraints, and benefits of implementing a quality management system (QMS) in a small organization.
Case Study: Lean, Six Sigma and TRIZ
Learn how a comment made in jest during a Six Sigma Black Belt program encouraged an instructor to reach higher and improve the training. The ultimate goal? Achieving the outcome of a value stream mapping (VSM) workshop/Six Sigma project in less than one hour.