Impact of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology on Project Quality

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Impact of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology The Juran Roadmap and Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology provide a framework to assist organizations in attaining superior quality and sustainable results, while assuring financial returns. It does so by: Assuring that quality thinking becomes the way of doing business, creating a focus on customers and building customer loyalty. Applying proven quality tools to improve goods …

The Juran Trilogy

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What is the Juran Trilogy? The Juran Trilogy® is a universal way of thinking about quality—it fits all functions, all levels, and all product and service lines. The underlying concept is that managing for quality consists of three universal processes: Quality Planning (Quality by Design) Quality Control (Process Control & Regulatory) Quality Improvement (Lean Six Sigma) The Juran Trilogy® Note: Cost of …

Guide to High-Level Process Mapping (SIPOC)

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What is a Process Map? A high-level process map is a simple depiction of the four to eight key steps within a process. The purpose of using this tool is to illustrate the importance of customer needs and process outputs being the same. The output of a process creates a product or service that meets or exceeds some expressed or implied customer needs. Process …

What is Lean?

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What is Lean? Lean is a process improvement methodology, typically based on the Toyota Production System, that seeks to minimize waste, shorten lead times, and maximize efficiency. Lean: Reduces lead time Increases throughput Eliminates waste Provides more value to customers Creates greater profitability Improves delivery time The Lean Roadmap Lean uses the same DMAIC acronym as Six Sigma Where you Define, …

Ultimate Guide to Value Stream Mapping

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What is a Value Stream? A value stream consists of all of the activities within an organization which must be completed to generate a service or product. Any process involving a patient or customer is a value stream. Understanding the value stream allows one to see value-added steps, non-value added but needed steps, and non-value-added steps. Value-added activities transform or shape material or information …

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

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What is Analysis of Variance? Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is a statistical technique for analyzing data that tests for a difference between multiple (more than two) population means. The null hypothesis will state that there are no differences among the population means. Ho: μ1 = μ2 = μ3 The alternative hypothesis will specify the following: Ha: At least one mean is different. This …

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 …

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 …