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Which Way Forward for Quality in Canada

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E This article is a summary of a keynote presentation given by Dan Corbett at the ASQ Canada Conference in Ottawa on September 25, 2017. Canada is embracing a new era of opportunity in international trade, where the quality of our goods and services, […]

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Changing Definition of Quality

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm   /   Blog, Quality

What Did Quality Mean in the Past? Focus on: Conformance to requirements Defects / deficiencies Within specifications The Goal was customer acceptance Examples:   What Does Quality Mean Today? Today, the Customer assumes all products will meet expectations Less than 50% of issues reported by the customer are hard failures The Goal is to surpass […]

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Measuring the Cost of Quality For Management

Posted: October 4, 2017 at 10:41 pm   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E he quality movement has used the term cost of quality (COQ) for decades. But few organizations have actually adopted a reliable and repeatable method for measuring and reporting COQ and applied it to improve operations. Is the administrative effort just not worth the […]

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Quality 4.0 blends new technologies with traditional quality methods

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E What is Quality 4.0? The following article by Dan Jacob was first published by LNS Research on July 26, 2017. uality 4.0 blends new technologies with traditional quality methods to arrive at new optimums in Operational Excellence, performance, and innovation. The new technologies […]

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Generating Value by Using the Seven Basic Quality Tools

Posted: July 1, 2017 at 10:14 am   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E n essential set of graphical, visual tools for your operational excellence toolbox is the seven basic quality tools. Spawned from teachings of W. Edwards Deming and Kaoru Ishikawa sometime around 1950, these tools have become mainstays in a quality professional’s toolbox. Included in […]

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Do You Face These Quality Business Case Mistakes?

Posted: June 24, 2017 at 10:25 am   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E 4 Mistakes in Your Quality Business Case The following article by Dan Jacob was first published by LNS Research on May 24.  It describes some of the difficulties quality leaders face in getting management support for tech projects, and offers suggestions for overcoming […]

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Are you ready to BBQ Behaviour-Based Quality and how to get there?

Posted: March 25, 2017 at 10:06 am   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E What does BBQ have to do with Quality you ask? I hope to show you how, but perhaps in a way you were not expecting. To start, I’m sure that you have heard work safe, be safe, and think safe. Thinking and acting […]

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Insight into motivation and its role in improving quality

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm   /   Blog, Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E In the book ‘The new Economy’ Deming stated the four precepts of profound knowledge. Profound Knowledge is made up of four interrelated components:  Appreciation of a system. Theory of knowledge. The psychology of change. Knowledge about variation. Much has been written on variation […]

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Hwemudua – The Symbol for Quality Control

Posted: January 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm   /   Blog, Quality

est Africa, including Ghana uses an intricate and comprehensive set of symbols to convey a range of intentions, emotions and descriptions. These symbols described as “Adinkra” perform just the same function as those emojis and emoticons that pop up in every electronic communication these days. Adinkra is thought to date to 1817, and as such […]

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A mathematical model and optimization of total production cost and quality for a deteriorating production process

Posted: January 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm   /   Quality

G U E S T  A R T I C L E This article was accepted for publication in the Journal “Cogent Mathematics, Volume 3, 2016 – Issue 1.” The published paper (PDF) can be downloaded from Taylor & Francis online or from our website, click here!   Abstract Proper production planning can considerably improve […]

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