Expand Your Quality Management System To The ISO 9001: 2015 Standard

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ISO standards are reviewed every five years to ensure continued relevance to the market. As such, we now have the latest ISO 9001: 2015 Standard released around September 2015. This standard has several improvements to address optimization of the Quality Management System. These improvements include: Organizations take varying approaches to addressing the latest standard requirements. Unfortunately many address the revisions …

5 Things You Need To Know About Lean Six Sigma

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Many of you reading this blog are undoubtedly recognized experts regarding Lean Six Sigma methodologies, tools, and applications. I, however, continue to receive requests both nationally and internationally to explain the origins of these improvement methodologies; their differences and similarities; which to use for success; and the strategic advantages of each. For practical matters, Lean Six Sigma can be traced …

Why Young Executive Leaders Need Soft Skill Development

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The largest problem facing businesses isn’t competition, globalization, or access to capital. It is something else, something from within, something that today’s business leaders are not getting in their executive leadership development. It is embedded in the fabric of organizations as their most important asset, Human Capital. Human capital, the people that make organizations work, is one of the largest …

The Difference Between The Juran Medal And Deming Prize

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There are two prestigious awards presented for Quality Performance in the United States. I have had the honor of being involved with both of them as a member of the Juran Global executive staff and award committee. I have also participated as a member of the internal consulting staff of a Deming Prize winner, Florida Power & Light. The key …

How Process Improvement Training Could Save the Food Industry

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We’ve all heard the sad truth about the current state of the food production industry: It creates an immense amount of waste and a high rate of health and safety accidents, often due to inefficiencies (University of Edinburgh, 2017). From a quality perspective, these are troubling results that prompted the Juran team to look into the food production industry and …

The Office: How Poor Quality May be Hurting Your Bottom Line

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At Juran, we have over 60 years of experience helping businesses reach their goals, and we were shocked to find that there is one single factor that can cost an organization 20%-30% of its total annual revenue. This nasty little revenue thief flies under the radars of most finance managers and thrives right within your organization. Meet the Cost of …

Leadership Styles as told by Game of Thrones

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You’ve seen every episode, you’ve taken sides, and you’ve set aside Sunday nights as a sacred time reserved only for Game of Thrones. But you no longer have to feel guilty about all those times you’ve binge watched, because Game of Thrones has ample lessons to teach us, from how to detect a bloody coup in the works to practical …

An Accelerated Approach to Process Improvement

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Share this Post There has been an ongoing dialogue regarding the contemporary approaches to process improvement and the time it takes for that activity (improvement teams) to show results and impact. We at Juran have developed some solutions to mitigate those concerns in the form of Rapid Improvement Teams. Why are they good for you? They are Rapid! Projects are …

Angling for a Raise? 3 Reasons Certification Programs Can Get You There

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With today’s workforce becoming increasingly educated and hiring practices feeling ever-more competitive, you might be searching for ways to help yourself stand out and maybe even move up the ladder. At Juran, we believe that creating a workplace culture of continuous learning is the best move a leader can make to ensure continuous organizational success, and in our 60 years …

Learn These Root Cause Analysis Steps to Improve Your Problem Solving

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Effective root cause analysis is the heart of any problem solving method such as Six Sigma, Lean, Root Cause Corrective Action and Plan, Do, Check, Act. It is an essential step for identifying critical components of chronic issues, sometimes inside involved projects spanning a few months. It is also the key to daily analysis of sporadic changes in process and …