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How to Use Standard Operating Procedures in Construction

This article will cover information on Standard Operating Procedures in Construction. The term SOP (standard operating procedure) is widely used across a range of industries. This tool is used to identify the work process and break it into steps for a better outcome. This step by step procedure allows smooth functioning but it does [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Use Standard Operating Procedures in Construction

Examples of Kaizen Implementation Within Manufacturing

Here we are going to read about Kaizen methodology and Kaizen examples that are implemented in manufacturing. Given below is the list of few famous companies using Kaizen methodology in their manufacturing processes and procedures. Toyota Ford Motors Lockheed Martin Kaizen means “improvement”: it is a Japanese terminology used to express any sort of [...]

By |October 21st, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Examples of Kaizen Implementation Within Manufacturing

How to Use Balanced Scorecard for Manufacturing

Basically, a balanced scorecard is a management system. We can say it is an approach of watching over at our organization that emphases on that big-image strategic goals. It facilitates at making a decision about the accurate things to be measured with the purpose of accomplishing those goals. Balanced scorecard is used for measuring [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Use Balanced Scorecard for Manufacturing

How to Develop a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for Contractors

Pre-Qualification Questionnaires are common in the industrial sector of construction. A lot of contracts agreements are developed, where different construction businesses are noted as ideal suppliers for a huge company or local entity. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) turns out to be an essential component for choosing construction contractors because several companies are applying for [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Develop a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for Contractors

Calculating Cycle Time for Manufacturing Processes

As said by Henry Ford “Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.” When we create an accurate, reliable and efficient system across [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Calculating Cycle Time for Manufacturing Processes

History of Quality Since the 1930’s

History of Quality 1930-40s The history of quality starts when a statistical control chart was invented by Dr. Walter Shewhart in the 1930s. This chart along with other quality controls was adopted by the USA in World War 2 for production of military supplies in bulk quantities with high quality. The UK also used [...]

By |September 16th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on History of Quality Since the 1930’s

Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques in an Organization

Lean manufacturing is a hypothesis, the basic purpose of which is to minimize waste within the operating systems and to maximize productivity simultaneously. Lean manufacturing techniques are based on the Toyota Production System. Lean is appraised as a necessary element of a successful manufacturing business. Lean is being widely applied into many industries across [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques in an Organization

Effective Change Management Steps to Implement

All organizations need to adapt themselves according to the changes in the environment. They need to implement certain change management steps in order to survive in the competition. Companies that refused to embrace change may disappear. Organizations typically need change in five major areas which include strategies, structure, processes, people, and Technology. Effective management [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Effective Change Management Steps to Implement

ISO 9001 History and a Brief Overview of the Standard

The United States was a leading player in the world of manufacturing during the 1950 and 1960s. The main competition existed only between the businesses in US. For the reason that there was not much competition, US manufacturing backed down from statistical quality control and management standards for certification were not considered compulsory. In [...]

By |August 26th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on ISO 9001 History and a Brief Overview of the Standard

How to Implement ABC Inventory Control

The ABC inventory control system is an approach based on the categorization of items or products depending upon their usage rate. It uses Pareto principles in its application. It is applicable to those organizations that have multiple types of inventories. However, it is not always a good idea to keep the same level of [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Implement ABC Inventory Control