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What Is the DMAIC Process and How Is It Used

The DMAIC (Deh-May-Ick) process is a very compelling, data-driven, five-step approach to continual improvement. The fundamental objective of DMAIC is to take out costly variation from business and production processes. So what precisely is DMAIC? The acronym speaks to the following five steps: Define Measure Analyse Improve Control This is intended to convey continuous [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on What Is the DMAIC Process and How Is It Used

5 Whys Problem Solving Within Manufacturing

The 5 whys problem solving strategy is targeted at discovering the root cause of a particular problem. This was developed by Toyota and is very effective. The fundamental idea is to get to the root of a problem by continuously asking “Why?” for at least five times until you get to the basic root [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on 5 Whys Problem Solving Within Manufacturing

Statistical Process Control Tutorial on How to Implement SPC

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is an industry-standard approach for assessing and managing quality throughout the production process. Quality data is acquired in the form of product or procedure capacity right away during production. Setting up Statistical Process Control is a process in itself, calling for organizational dedication across functional limits. Requirements of SPC For [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Statistical Process Control Tutorial on How to Implement SPC

Developing a NCR Process Within Your Organization

When we talk about non-conformance, it means that something is not right indicating that a problem has emerged and we must address it in order to fix what went wrong. An organization has to deal with non-conformances by addressing them with corrective actions. In a non-conformance report (NCR) the particulars of a non-conformance found [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Developing a NCR Process Within Your Organization

Determining the Manufacturing Capability of a Process

A uniform product having very low defect rate is usually given by a capable process. The comparison of yield of an in control process with the specified limits is called as manufacturing capability. It is also known as process capability. Manufacturing capability and defect rate are inversely proportional to each other. Thus, the higher [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Determining the Manufacturing Capability of a Process

Becoming a Certified Internal Auditor

An auditor having a professional certification from a registered institute is known as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). The internationally recognized institute for this certification is The Institute of Internal Auditor that has more than 175,000 members and is acceptable worldwide. If a person wants to pursue their career as an internal auditor, then [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Becoming a Certified Internal Auditor

Benefits of Using Supplier Audit Within an Organisation

Some suppliers react negatively when a supplier audit is requested by one of their customers. A supplier audit could evolve around compliance if fire doors installed in a building to controls in place when manufacturing a mobile phone. You may hear a supplier say something as "we do not need them" or "we have [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Benefits of Using Supplier Audit Within an Organisation

The Steps in Continuous Improvement Process

Each organization, small, or big, is showing interest in continuous improvement and always showing signs of improvement to meet both external and internal needs. There are some standard, extremely straightforward continuous improvement processes that are utilized by companies. Gathering ideas from employees in an employee suggestion program is extraordinary compared to other approaches to [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on The Steps in Continuous Improvement Process

How to Effectively Use Time and Motion Study Techniques

A time and motion study is utilized to observe work effectiveness through the observation and timing of assignments. It can enable you to see where your day could be more productive, saving you time and vitality. You can perform one on yourself or watch someone else while conducting a defined process. To start with, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Effectively Use Time and Motion Study Techniques

Interpreting a Scatter Plot and When to Use Them

A scatter plot is a two-dimensional data representation that uses dots to show the values acquired for two different variables, one plotted along the x-axis and the other plotted along the y-axis. For instance this scatter plot below demonstrates the height and weight of a fictitious set of children. When entering a huge amount [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Interpreting a Scatter Plot and When to Use Them