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Quality Improvement Intiatives in Manufacturing

Learn best practices to improve quality in manufacturing industries. The purpose of this blog is to share our experience at manufacturing plants all over the world, in a wide variety of industries, each with their own unique challenges and goals.

A Good Escape is a Rare Thing Indeed

In manufacturing, an escape can be an ominous thing…like when a sub-par product escapes and you’re held liable. When you roll up your data and focus on discovering those nuggets...

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Wise About Six Sigma Part 4: The Personnel Impact

Steve Wise explains how empowered employees are critical to Six Sigma’s success

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10 Things to Help the Quality Team Improve Customer Complaints

Customer complaints are a source of information that you can use to improve operations throughout your organization. Use these tips to take a team-based approach to improving customer satisfaction....

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Statistical Process Control (SPC): Three Types of Control Charts

When using a statistical process control (SPC) solution, it’s important for quality management professionals to choose the right type of control chart for their needs. Explore three types of...

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11 Skills Your Quality Management Team Needs to Have

As you may already know, all the departments in a company are fully interrelated. Most of the time the quality management department plays a central role that impacts all other ...

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The Importance of Standardization: Part II – The Challenges of Standardization in Manufacturing

Standardizing manufacturing operations is key, but it can also be challenging. At the very least, standardization discussions with all the interested parties forces an organization to have some...

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The Importance of Standardization: Part I – The Benefits of Standardization in Manufacturing

Manufacturers discovered long ago that standardizing the way your organization operates leads to increased profitability and cuts down on all sorts of problems.

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Steve Wise discusses what leaders need to do to ensure Six Sigma success.

Steve Wise discusses what leaders need to do to ensure Six Sigma success.

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SPC Demystified

Manufacturers are only as good as their processes. Your organization is judged by the quality and volume of products that your processes produce. SPC can surely help. But, to some, it is...

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3 Keys to Rapid Adoption of Your SPC System

There are three keys to rapid adoption of your statistical process control (SPC) system: Operators, Standardization, and Champions...

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Steve Wise recounts Six Sigma’s history and explains its influence on business innovation.

For over three decades, manufacturers across industries have used Six Sigma, a statistical method for making better products while lowering costs and eliminating waste. The advent of Six Sigma was...

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We are the Champions...Sing It! Take Ownership of Your SPC Project

Companies that do not take ownership of their quality solution tend to struggle. Own your quality solution—from implementation through everyday use—and be an SPC champion.

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SPC: Hunting the Big Picture and the Big Payoff

SPC is about improving quality, reducing costs, and enhancing a company’s competitive position. It’s much more than shop floor data collection. And it’s a lot more than just...

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Exploring Acceptance Sampling in InfinityQS’ SPC Solution, ProFicient

Acceptance Sampling should be an important part of your organization’s SPC efforts. This blog walks through how ProFicient, InfinityQS’ industry-leading, real-time SPC solution, handles...

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