Articles Tagged with ''lean''

Quality: The Next Generation

THE FUTURE OF QUALITY IS AKIN TO AN UNFINISHED NOVEL.

We’re already more than a decade into this new century, and companies are still waiting for the “next big thing” to surface.


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Steps for Lean Six Sigma Success

Organizations are successful if they incorporate structured steps for implementing Lean Six Sigma so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.


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10 Reasons Organizations Do Not Use Lean Six Sigma

The question you should be asking yourself is "Can we afford not to embrace Lean Six Sigma in our business?"


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Management

How to Get the Most Out of Lean

Focus on continuous improvement—not the vocabulary behind it.

Around 1999, Hypertherm Inc. changed the manufacture of one of their products from a “craft style,” in which one person built the entire product from start to finish, to a team approach.


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Face of Quality: Transforming the Quality Profession

Even without a crystal ball, one can see changes ahead

Recently I had a conversation with a senior quality engineer at a large manufacturing operation about the future of the quality profession. There is no definite answer because no one has a crystal ball but a transformation has been underway. There have been several studies published and many articles, including some by this author, written on this issue.


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Quality 101: What Do You Measure in a Lean Organization?

Measurements should tie into the company’s overall strategy for success.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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2015 January

Check out the January 2015 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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The Skills Gap

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