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 …

How to become a Lean Six Sigma Expert

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Your organization is probably experiencing the same challenges that most of the ones I have engaged with have. They have a hard time choosing between simple Root Cause Analysis and using the Six Sigma methodology. Although the application of the Six Sigma methodology doesn’t have to be rigid, formal and complicated, it was designed for more complex problems than basic …

How to Bring your Kaizen Team to The Top

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Inevitably most, if not all, Kaizen or Rapid Improvement Teams encounter problems along the way as they transform identified current state conditions into new and improved future state conditions. Typically this occurs once the current state value stream map is completed and analysis of the information begins. The problems can be an array of issues such as: poor frequency and …

Organizational Problem Solving: It’s All About Bird Poop

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The heart of all organizational problem solving is to understand enough of the causes of the problem, and find an acceptable solution to it. Finding the “root cause or causes” of an organizational problem is the single most important determinant of success or failure of sustaining results. This is true of all types of problems: chronic problems that have been …