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How Your Business Benefits of Continuous Improvement

Introduction Anyone who has been in business worldwide for any period, will be familiar with the concept of continuous improvement. The logic is simple and self-explanatory and is all about continually improving your processes and how you do things in general. Benefits of Continuous Improvement There are several benefits of continuous improvement. Some of [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How Your Business Benefits of Continuous Improvement

Value Stream Mapping Tutorial for Lean Manufacturing

Introduction Value stream mapping (VSM) is a tool used in lean manufacturing to minimize the waste (increases efficiency and value production). Lean manufacturing is fully about minimizing waste and adding value to your products and services. Value stream mapping starts with analyzing the current state which is how the organisation currently delivers its products [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Value Stream Mapping Tutorial for Lean Manufacturing

What are Quality Objectives for a Manufacturing Company?

What are Quality Objectives? TQM (Total Quality Management) is a customer-focused process that drives continual improvement of business operations. The goal is to ensure all associated employees work toward common goals to improve the products or services provided by the organization. It is an ideal way for business activities to be carried out by [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on What are Quality Objectives for a Manufacturing Company?

Training Needs Analysis Questions for Employees

Training needs analysis (TNA) is not a new concept in the corporate world and it has been used for decades for the skills enhancement of employees. Basically, it is an organized process that can be used by any organization for defining the training needs of its employees which also assures clear gap identification in [...]

By |October 12th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on Training Needs Analysis Questions for Employees

Benefits of Using ISO 9001 Consultants

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard that describe the necessary and particular requirements for a QMS (Quality Management System). This standard is used by various organizations in order to validate their capability to continually offer quality products and services that not only fulfill customers’ needs, but also meet the regulatory requirements in a [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Benefits of Using ISO 9001 Consultants

Why Do We Need Standard Operating Procedures?

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are well-documented processes or procedures that an organization must keep in place to make sure that products and services are being delivered smoothly and consistently. SOPs are commonly utilized to demonstrate conformity with operational practices or regulations. They are documenting how jobs are to be carried out within any company. [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Why Do We Need Standard Operating Procedures?

How to Use the 5 Whys of Root Cause Analysis

The 5 whys of root cause analysis is a technique often used during problem solving procedure. It is based on asking “why?” 5 times in continuous order to find the root cause of problem.  By asking why a problem occurred each time, the answer then turns into the premises of next question, forcing it [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Use the 5 Whys of Root Cause Analysis

How to Use a Kanban Production Control System

A Kanban production control system is a visual system used to control production as a part of Lean Manufacturing or Just in Time (JIT). Being part of pull system, it can manage to control what to produce, how much to produce, and when to produce it. The aim of the Kanban production control system [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Use a Kanban Production Control System

The Importance of Brainstorming During Development

Brainstorming was first introduced by Alex F. Osborne around 1939. Disheartened from his workers’ inabilities to create innovative ideas, Osborne started developing new ways of thinking for problem solving within his organization. They were based on a teamwork approach rather than working as an independent individual. He started with organizing group thinking discussions and [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on The Importance of Brainstorming During Development

How to Use Gap Analysis Techniques During Auditing

A gap analysis is process that compares actual state or performance of any company with their desired or future state. The method provides the series of actions that identifies missing strategies, processes, practices, capabilities, skill, technologies etc. and then suggest the solution that will be helping to complete desired goals of company. It is [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Use Gap Analysis Techniques During Auditing