Articles Tagged with ''Six Sigma''

Steve Adams: Intuitive Management, the Behavioral Approach

February 21, 2014
There are many useful methodologies available to today’s floor management; which include Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.
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Face of Quality: Transforming the Quality Profession

Even without a crystal ball, one can see changes ahead
December 4, 2013

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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Management

Six Sigma Redefined

Applying Six Sigma can be deceptively intimidating.
November 7, 2013
Knowing the process counts more than data.
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Protect Your Reputation

LACK OF RIGOR, DISCIPLINE can have negative consequences.
November 6, 2013
As a society we are inundated daily with bad news about the economy.
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From the Editor

Shutting Down the Shutdown

What our politicians could learn from the quality industry.
November 6, 2013
As I write this, it is day 10—day 10 of a government shutdown in the United States.
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Face of Quality

The Value of a Certified Quality Professional

Certification benefits both you and your organization.
September 9, 2013
In my April 2013 column, I explained Ten Reasons to Invest in Yourself. Due to the number of comments and follow up questions, I thought it worthwhile to do a sequel.
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Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Learn more about these expansion strategies—and the risks involved.
August 9, 2013

Suppose a company wants to expand into a foreign market or combine its product with that of another firm. One of the quickest and most effective ways to accomplish this is through a strategic alliance or joint venture (JV) with another business.


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Face of Quality

Focus on the True Enemy

Poor quality is a formidable enemy of profitability.
July 2, 2013

The quality profession has risen to the tremendous challenges of the last century by developing methodologies that have helped businesses meet the demands of their customers.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

April 4, 2013

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Team Orming Model

January 9, 2013

 Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog is a second in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement. 


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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