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How to introduce SIX SIGMA

Six Sigma Introduction

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What is six sigma?

Sigma ( s ) is Greek letter used to indicate standard deviation

– A sigma level provides a statistical estimation of the the defect (error) rate

– Six sigma relates to 3.4 Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) Continue reading How to introduce SIX SIGMA

How to develop key performance indicators for your process

How to develop key performance indicators for your process

KPI

what is KPI?

KPI is a tool that tells you where are you heading and whither your are going to reach your final goals or not, enables you to control your way and ensure achieving the desired plans. It works in the same way like the car dashboard which indicates your speed, your fuel, engine temperature,  your direction, so you may control speed, direction , stops, and finally  reach your destination. Continue reading How to develop key performance indicators for your process

How to introduce The seven wastes (MUDA), By MIE

How to introduce The seven wastes (MUDA), By MIE

The seven wastes

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One of the key steps in Lean and TPS is the identification of which steps add value and which do not. By classifying all the process activities into these two categories it is then possible to start actions for improving the former and eliminating the latter. Some of these definitions may seem rather ‘idealist’ but this tough definition is seen as important to the effectiveness of this key step. Continue reading How to introduce The seven wastes (MUDA), By MIE

How to introduce 5 S

How to introduce 5 S

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5S was developed in Japan. It was first heard of as one of the techniques that enabled what was then termed ‘Just in Time Manufacturing’. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 5-year study into the future of the automobile in the late 1980s identified that the term was inappropriate since the Japanese success was built upon far more than components arriving only at the time of requirement. John Krafcik, a researcher on the project, ascribed Lean to the collective techniques being used in Japanese automobile manufacturing; it reflected the focus on waste in all its forms that was central to the Japanese approach. Minimised inventory was only one aspect of performance levels in companies such as Toyota and in itself only arose from progress in fields such as quality assurance and Andon boards to highlight problems for immediate action.

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How to conduct Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, FMEA

How to conduct Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, FMEA

By Mahmoud Elhefnawi

What is FMEA?

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The System FMEA is a team-oriented methodology for minimising the risk of the development and it stimulates the interdisciplinary co-operation between the affected areas already in a very early stage. Furthermore, it provides a documentation of knowledge within the company.

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How to conduct Gauge R&R study: By MIE

How to conduct Gauge R&R study

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Satisfying the requirements of ISO TS or any other standard that demanding from your organization to implement Measurement System Analysis, a Gauge R&R ( repeatability and reproduce-ability) study for each inspection process you have has to be carried out and documented.

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Error-proof , POKA YOKE: by MIE

Error-proof , POKA YOKE: by MIE

error proofing

 

Error proofing is a structured approach to ensuring quality all the way through your work processes. This approach enables you to improve your production or business processes in order to prevent particular errors, and hence defects from happening.

This methodology is vital for lean system, where defects in the products or services are not accepted while there is no tolerance. In “fat” system defects can be easily replaced by good ones, later on count defects and repair them.

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7 Skills required to establish an excellent SOP, By MIE

7 Skills required to establish an excellent SOP, By MIE

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7 skills you have to know to master your capability of writing excellent SOP. Excellent SOP doesn’t mean that you just describe what you are doing, but writing the right thing in the right way.

Doing the right thing, you have to define the right objectives for your process which shall deliver the results that your customer is expecting to receive. This will make you effective.

Doing the process in the right way will make you efficient. The following 7 skills shall make you on the right track of excelling your SOP. Continue reading 7 Skills required to establish an excellent SOP, By MIE

Process Capability Applications in ISO 13485 Following ISO/TR 10017 – Webinar By GlobalCompliancePanel by Dan OLeary

 

cpkwebYou can improve the implementation and effectiveness of your Quality Management System (QMS) by using statistical techniques. The techniques are broadly applicable across the QMS. ISO provides a technical report that explains a number of statistical techniques. The report also lists the QMS where the specific techniques apply.

Why you should attend: Process Capability Analysis (PCA) is a powerful tool used to describe, troubleshoot, and improve (Quality Management System) QMS processes. This webinar will help you understand the concepts of PCA and show you applications in your QMS.

Your Quality Management System (QMS) should be able to address these questions quickly and easily. If not, then your team needs to attend this webinar!

* Do you report process capability indices at your Management Review?
* Do you use PCA and capability indices to help you identify and prioritize improvement activities?
* Have you validated processes and improved them to ensure a Cpk? 1.33?
* Do you use PCA to help evaluate your suppliers and the product and services they provide? Continue reading Process Capability Applications in ISO 13485 Following ISO/TR 10017 – Webinar By GlobalCompliancePanel by Dan OLeary

Determining between a PPK and CCK Business Process by Laurence Solis

TolAnalyse07If you are a team leader or manager in a business organization, one must be able to determine the structure of an Organizational Development. An Organizational Development (OD) is a theoretical, organization-wide effort that aims to promote an organization’s effectiveness and capability. A term referred to as Process Improvement is categorized under this sector. Actions involved are aimed at improving a business process through identifying problems and analyzing solutions. The primary aim of this process is to evaluate the current goals and objectives of an organization.

With your goal in Process Improvement, among the things that you need to learn is understanding the difference between PPK and CCK. Let’s start by defining what PPK is.

* Search for a dependable source to help you start boosting your business processes by setting up a PPK Business model.

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