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Did you know failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) can be effectively applied to address the new risk-based thinking requirement found in ISO 9001:2015? You can use risk priority numbers to assess the related risks and help you reduce or eliminate them altogether. Learn how you can find focus with FMEA in the October 2017 issue of Quality Progress.
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This book serves as the concise guidebook to the IATF 16949:2016 augmentations of the ISO 9001:2015 standard. It's a convenient ready reference for the specific automotive requirements in the Standard. A great tool to help each and every member of the company understand what it is they need to do and how they need to do it in order to successfully follow the requirements of IATF 16949:2016. Read more.
For guidance in implementing Lean Six Sigma (LSS), both the academic and the practitioners’ literature offer deployment models and models for assessing the implementation’s maturity. This paper, featured in Quality Management Journal, makes a critical appraisal of the quality and usefulness of a sample of 19 such models.
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This pocket guide is a helpful reference for Black Belts to use throughout their busy days. Author T.M. Kubiak developed the book to specifically address topics that have been known to cause problems, issues, and concerns for most Black Belts throughout the years. While geared toward Six Sigma professionals, it is also a useful guide for those preparing to take the ASQ Black Belt certification exam.
Learn About Quality: Gantt Chart
A Gantt chart is a bar chart that shows the tasks of a project, when each must take place and how long each will take. As the project progresses, bars are shaded to show which tasks have been completed. People assigned to each task also can be represented. It's a helpful tool to use when scheduling or monitoring tasks within a project; communicating project plans or statuses; or showing the individual steps of a project. Download ASQ's Gantt chart template.
Webinar: Corrective Action
In this popular ASQ webcast, quality expert Mark Ames tackles commonly misunderstood topics of interest and value to members of the quality and standards communities. This installment explores misunderstandings related to corrective action. Ames addresses common misconceptions and mistakes in both auditing and executing a corrective action system.
Article: Don't Lose This Recipe
What happens when a long-time employee leaves the organization and takes his or her special knowledge, method or "knack," which is often undocumented? To solve this problem and limit losing valuable information, first try a root cause analysis. By identifying and documenting knacks, you can keep processes running smoothly, even when your employee base changes.