We like Ishikawa’s fishbone diagrams, also referred to as cause and effect diagrams for good reason. They’re great for figuring out why something isn’t working. For our clients, it is not uncommon for pre-shipments inspections to uncover trends in failures. When this happens, we want to know why the problem is occurring so appropriate corrective …
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Throughout the world, personal resolutions (commitments) are made as the year comes to an end. From ancient Babylonians returning borrowed objects and paying debts to medieval knights taking the “peacock vow” and re-affirming their commitment to chivalry, starting fresh with each New Year is a timeless practice. Surprisingly, it is estimated that as many as …
ASQ’s recent video featuring the use of checklists for organizing grocery lists and improving shopping productivity has us thinking about how useful this quality tool really is. “A checklist is a list of items required, things to be done, or points to be considered, used as a reminder. It is used so as to help …
An article was published in MasterControl’s November newsletter that simplifies the process of supplier selection. A grid analysis is great for almost any decision-making situation where you want to objectively compare multiple options. It also complements many other decision-making tools as well. Per the article, factors that should be considered in the grid analysis for …
An engaging explanation and example of a Fishbone Diagram that we had to share.