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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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A Guide to the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule) & Pareto Analysis

Posted by Juran on March 12, 2019
What is the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)? The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 Rule, The Law of the…
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Statistical Process Control and Quality Improvement

Posted by Juran on January 18, 2019
What is Statistical Process Control? The control process detects and takes action on sporadic quality problems; the improvement process identifies and takes…
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Guide to Statistical Control Charts

Posted by Juran on July 1, 2018
What is a Statistical Control Chart? A statistical control chart compares process performance data to computed “statistical control limits,” drawn as…
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Lean Manufacturing

Posted by Juran on June 1, 2018
What is lean manufacturing? Lean manufacturing is the process of designing manufacturing systems to reduce costs by eliminating product and process…
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The Ultimate Guide to Cause and Effect Diagrams

Posted by Juran on May 1, 2018
What is a “Cause and Effect Diagram”? A cause-effect diagram is a visual tool used to logically organize possible causes…
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Guide to Failure Mode and Effect Analysis – FMEA

Posted by Juran on April 2, 2018
What is a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)? Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), also known as “Potential Failure…
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What is a Kanban?

Posted by Juran on April 2, 2018
What is a Kanban? In a value stream, a Kanban is a signal; usually a ‘card’ authorizing production or delivery of…
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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Posted by Juran on April 1, 2018
History of Total Productive Maintenance The origins of TPM are in the expansion of maintenance into a more comprehensive view with…
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Process Capability: Formulas & Implementation

Posted by Juran on April 1, 2018
How do you find process capability? Identify the process subjects for measurement. Establish units of measure, sensors, and upper and…
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