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Fishbone as a Root Cause Analysis Diagram

Description Root cause analysis is often the progressive approach taken up by many organizations, willing not only to survive but to thrive at the same time. Identifying what the real issue is behind a problem holds the key to the success of an organization. Many organizations put together a separate team to investigate the [...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Fishbone as a Root Cause Analysis Diagram

How to Draw a Pareto Chart and What It Will Show

Pareto chart is simply a basic quality tool to help identify frequent defects, complaints, or other factors as part of a data analysis study. It is a deceivingly simple concept which can have huge benefits when analysing data. The Pareto owns its existence to Vilfredo Pareto. The famed economist evidenced that 80% of the [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Draw a Pareto Chart and What It Will Show

Driving and Restraining Forces in Field Force Analysis

In our life, we often come across a point where we have to make a tough decision for ourselves such as starting a new chapter or embrace a change. At that point, we sometimes find ourselves helpless, clueless and with no solution to the problem. While assessing if and but’s of the situation, we [...]

By |March 15th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Driving and Restraining Forces in Field Force Analysis

What Is the Difference Between Internal Audit and Internal Control?

While working in an organization and being involved in business risk management or lean methodologies, you often come across similar terms that hold completely different meanings. Similarly, there is confusion between internal audit and internal control. Internal audit and internal control differ from each other to a very great extent. This article explains the [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Quality Articles|Comments Off on What Is the Difference Between Internal Audit and Internal Control?

How to Implement Kaizen in an Organization

Kaizen is continuous improvements where changes are required in organization’s processes. The approach could either be a one time implementation or a step by step change over time. One of the top benefits provide by Kaizen is that it is continuous and not a time limited process. Kaizen offers the opportunity of further optimization [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Implement Kaizen in an Organization

Using the 5 Steps of Problem Solving

Whether you are student, businessman, worker or professional and whether in school, workplace or office, everyone will face problems in some shape or form. You will often be required to solve them as part of carrying out your task. Some of those problems are pretty much clear and straightforward to solve; however, that is [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Using the 5 Steps of Problem Solving

Just in Time Manufacturing Examples for Production

Manufacturing within companies have evolved over several years and Toyota has been one of the key players to revolutionize manufacturing through adopting just-in-time (JIT) as part of their lean manufacturing system. The methodology of this generally customed to minimize and decrease the production timeline and only produce what is required by the customer. This [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Just in Time Manufacturing Examples for Production

The Kanban Implementation Steps for Manufacturing

For a successful implementation of Kanban within manufacturing, you must ensure you have set right environment for it. The further you are from ideal situation; the more work is required to implement this system. Following are ideal situations which should be considered during Kanban implementation steps: Keep constant prediction about demand for products. Have [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Lean Articles|Comments Off on The Kanban Implementation Steps for Manufacturing

When to Use a Standard Operating Procedure for the Kitchen

The permit to use a kitchen for business purposes can be achieved from agency’s depending on types of products and food items you produce. You will be responsible to know and adhere to all guidelines, requirements, codes of conduct issued by governmental agencies. This can be controlled through SOP’s where it is defined how [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on When to Use a Standard Operating Procedure for the Kitchen

Definition of Fishbone Diagram and When to Use It

Introduction The fishbone diagram, also known as the Ishikawa diagram, is a cause and effect diagram. This tool helps to identify potential causes and find the root cause of a specific problem. Furthermore, then it helps in identifying, analyzing, and improving quality issues. Sometimes it can also be useful to identify what can go [...]

By |December 7th, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Definition of Fishbone Diagram and When to Use It