Tag Archive: quality tools

Mar
27

Ask us: The 5W1H of Product Quality Control

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One of the most commonly used quality tools is 5W1H, “a method of asking questions about a process or a problem taken up for improvement.” This socratic questioning method is said to be rooted in Rudyard Kipling’s poem: I keep six faithful serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and …

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Jan
30

What is APQP?

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Advanced Product Quality Planning, APQP, exists to ensure suppliers and manufacturers produce products that meet or exceed customer expectations. It is considered a structured approach to the design and development of new products and manufacturing processes. As part of Pro QC’s Supplier Development services, APQP incorporates the Deming Cycle, or PDCA. Plan – Technology & Concept …

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Jan
05

Welcome 2015… Maintain Quality Resolutions

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As the first Monday of the New Year has arrived and productivity once again gains momentum, so too has the responsibility for resolution follow-through. Over the years, we have written a few articles that we think quality professionals in particular will appreciate.  We use quality tools from start to finish to ensure not only success, …

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Nov
03

World Quality Month is here… Spread the word!

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November is recognized internationally as World Quality Month.  Some interesting fun facts regarding its origin via ASQ include: Japan has celebrated World Quality Month in November since 1960. China originally recognized World Quality Month in September starting in 1978. North America started raising awareness in 1988 and originally celebrated in October. First promulgated by the …

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Sep
29

Simplified 5S: What is it & why is it important?

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What is 5S? 5S is a lean manufacturing approach to “A place for everything, and everything in its place” based on the Toyota Production System. Qualitymanagement has compiled definitions from a variety of sources worth referencing here: 1. 5S definition of Wikipedia.com Sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain: a workplace discipline used to ensure reliable work practices and …

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