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In the Juran Knowledge Base, you will find a number of articles to aid your learning and help you embed quality improvement practices into your organization.

From comprehensive guides on Juran’s core principles to practical advice on quality measurement tools, the resources available here should help put your business on the right path.

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Design of Experiments – An Essential Tool for Quality Improvement

Posted by Juran on March 15, 2020
In order to stand out from the competition, businesses have little choice but to constantly redesign their products, or develop…
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The History of Quality

Posted by Juran on March 4, 2020
It’s easy to think of the concept of quality management as strictly a modern-day phenomenon. In fact, some of the…
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Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare

Posted by Juran on February 26, 2020
In many countries, people are living longer while the birthrate is either stagnant or falling. In the U.S., the 2018…
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How to Write a Six Sigma Problem Statement

Posted by Juran on December 19, 2019
A Six Sigma problem statement recognizes that there is a gap between the reality of a situation versus what should…
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Why It’s Time to Take a Broader View of Quality

Posted by Juran on December 12, 2019
There are ‘major’ differences, goes the familiar story, between quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA). QC, putting it at…
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How Can Lean Manufacturing Help My Business?

Posted by Juran on November 29, 2019
The purpose of lean manufacturing is to minimize waste, which in turn reduces costs and maximizes productivity. Waste in this…
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Product Recalls – Post Event Actions and Future Quality Improvement

Posted by Juran on September 30, 2019
If you’ve paid attention to the news in recent years you’ll have no doubt seen some pretty big corporations issuing…
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About Lean and Quality 4.0 (but mostly about Lean)

Posted by Michael Stamp on September 10, 2019
Quality’s future role in the era of the fourth industrial revolution is frequently thought to be narrower than today—as machines…
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What Is Total Quality Management?

Posted by Dr. Joseph A DeFeo on August 23, 2019
Total quality management (TQM) is a term that originated in the 1950s and is today used mainly in Japan. It…
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