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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

How to Create a Quality Policy for Manufacturing

An effective and efficient Quality Management System (QMS) using the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard requires writing a Quality Policy for your company. However, it is surely not a simple task as it requires several steps to move forward. Generally, the top managers are responsible for devising and implementing a quality policy for [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Create a Quality Policy for Manufacturing

How to Conduct Visual Quality Inspection

Introduction and scope Different researchers have different views regarding the effectiveness of visual quality inspection. Since the 20th century, most researchers term the visual inspection as defective and prefer new inspection tools. Visual inspection became popular in the 1950s and it kept on developing till now. 1990s computer-aided visual inspection came to the scene [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on How to Conduct Visual Quality Inspection

Benefits of Prequalification of Suppliers

The practice of prequalification of suppliers, in fact, shortens the process of procurement by obtaining, and evaluation of bids from those suppliers only, which have the skills, capacity, and experience to produce and supply goods and services matching the required standards. Whenever a vendor or supplier has been prequalified, the firm is just required [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Benefits of Prequalification of Suppliers

How to Identify Bottlenecks in a Process

What a Bottleneck Is Before understanding how to identify bottlenecks in a process you must have a clear understanding about what is actually meant by a bottleneck. Basically, bottlenecks are obstacles or hurdles on account of which a process slows down or gets delayed. Just as the neck of a physical bottle will restrict [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Lean Articles|Comments Off on How to Identify Bottlenecks in a Process

Implementing Problem Solving in the Workplace

Problem solving in the workplace is a special universal skill that any person or job position could use. When you are a leader at the workplace like a manager or someone in charge, then you must have some skills in problem solving. Employees at the workplace look up to their manager for sorting out [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|Quality Articles|Comments Off on Implementing Problem Solving in the Workplace