Items Tagged with 'Six Sigma'

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Speaking of Quality

Searching for the Next Big Thing

The need for improvement will never go out of style
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Barry Schaffer seemed to trash talk Six Sigma in a recent blog. In May, he wrote a post on CMS Wire titled “Six Sigma Letting You Down?


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Steps for Lean Six Sigma Success

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III

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

By Peter J. Sherman, CMBB, CQE, CSCP - Partner, Riverwood Associates
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The question you should be asking yourself is "Can we afford not to embrace Lean Six Sigma in our business?"


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From the Editor

Shutting Down the Shutdown

What our politicians could learn from the quality industry.
By Darryl Seland
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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.
By Jim L. Smith
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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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Legal Insight

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Learn more about these expansion strategies—and the risks involved.
By Bryan Berson
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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.
By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Matthew Barsalou
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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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GR&R Software

The Expanded Gage R&R Study

When a standard GR&R study is not enough, try an Expanded Gage R&R.
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If you can’t trust your measurement system, you can’t trust the data it produces.


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Six Sigma in Health Care: A New Prescription

By H. James Harrington
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Six Sigma is a firm belief that we can all be nearly perfect, do near-perfect work all of the time and that we have the potential to be creative. 


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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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2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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