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Driven from the bottom, an A3 report can be an excellent tool to blend art and science. The idea is to streamline the report so it focuses only on the problem and its solution—and nothing else. Learn how you can use this tried-and-true quality tool in new ways in the latest issue of Quality Progress.
Quality 4.0 aligns quality management with Industry 4.0, which blends traditional manufacturing processes with emerging tech. Keep on top of the latest trends at ASQ's Quality 4.0 Summit in Dallas, Nov. 12-13. Hear from industry leaders, network with peers, and learn how to thrive in an ever-evolving climate of advancement, development, and change.
The newly re-imagined and redesigned Lean & Six Sigma Review has launched! Formerly Six Sigma Forum Magazine, the revamped publication includes the peer-reviewed in-depth case studies readers enjoy, plus four new departments and columns. The first issue is open access and available to all. Check out the new Lean & Six Sigma Review today!
Big data, data analytics, and predictive modeling are a big deal in quality. It offers big opportunities for both organizations and individuals, especially those in data-intensive environments. This episode of ASQTV helps you identify big data in its many forms and how you can use it effectively.
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Studying for the Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is a great way to develop your foundational knowledge of Six Sigma. The Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook is a useful reference guide for those preparing for the exam, as well as those wanting to grow their knowledge of process improvement and variation reduction. It includes numerous appendixes, a comprehensive list of abbreviations, and practice exam questions.
Learn About Quality: 7 Basic Quality Tools
Every quality professional knows the importance of key quality tools. Build your toolkit with the seven basic – and essential – quality tools: the cause-and-effect diagram, check sheet, control charts, flowcharts, histogram, pareto chart, and scatter diagram. Use them for finding root causes, brainstorming ideas, and implementing solutions. You’ll find that these are a vital part of your quality toolkit and will serve you for years to come.
Corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) often causes quality professionals some confusion. A corrective action deals with a nonconformity that has occurred, and a preventive action addresses the potential for a nonconformity to occur. ASQ author Russ Wescott details the three common misconceptions about corrective and preventive action and how you can use CAPA to improve your organization in this popular Quality Progress article.
ASQTV: Root Cause and the 5 Whys
It's been said, “If you don’t ask the right questions, you don’t get the right answers." The 5 whys approach is a smart way to get to the root cause of an issue. The 5 whys is a process of asking why something failed until an ultimate cause can be determined and acted upon. This popular episode of ASQTV delves deep into this type of quality questioning and shows how it can help you.