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Five Techniques for Reducing Manufacturing WIP: Lean Six Sigma Project Opportunity

Forrest Breyfogle III discusses five ways to reduce manufacturing work in progress.


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Seven Attributes of a Control Plan for Lean Six Sigma and the Business

The final step of the Lean Six Sigma process improvement roadmap is control.


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Cost of Quality and Lean Six Sigma Projects

One approach to reducing overall quality cost is through Lean Six Sigma.


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Five Tools for Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma

By integrating these tools, much can be gained in a business’ process improvement endeavors.


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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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Five Most Important Quality Metrics

Managers can use metrics to keep their team focused on the most productive use of their time.


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Five Things a Quality Engineer Should Know

Quality Engineers can be a more valuable asset to their organizations when they expand a silo scoping of their work efforts to orchestrate the big picture and its associated processes. 


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How to Benefit from Business Process Management (BPM)

In the era where nearly everything is changing very fast, including technology, most organizations need to keep abreast of these changes, lest they become obsolete. And, it is with this same tone, that organizations are looking for ways to run their daily business operations efficiently. Business process management (BPM) techniques address this need.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Making a Successful Team that has Team Member Feedback

 

This blog is a third 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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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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