Tag Archive: quality tools

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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Jul
23

The Crow & the Pitcher… Quality Lessons from Aesop

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We came across an article from Lifehacker the other day discussing childhood fables and other moral stories that are applicable to adults as well. One of the stories shared resonated with us.  It’s Aesop’s The Crow & the Pitcher: The Story: A crow is flying around on an abnormally hot summer day looking for water. He …

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Mar
20

Selecting the best quality tool to meet your objectives

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We love our quality tools!  In fact, the Quality Toolbox is never too far out of reach.  But, the choices can seem overwhelming at times.  Here are some suggestions for picking the right tool based on what you want to accomplish: If you want to keep track of your facts… Use a check sheet or …

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