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When Murphy Speaks- Listen

This is an eye opening article, 2nd in a series of articles which deal with the basics of quality management & Six Sigma.   Pradeep Kumar ET   George E.P. Box is an acknowledged world leader in the application and
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Six Sigma made Simple

If there is a problem at hand and the solution is known, one should just go fix it, but if the solution is not clear, we can use a six sigma approach to solve the same. ‘Six Sigma’ can be defined as a disciplined methodology of
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Local Thinking, Global Sourcing

Sourcing from India and back is happening in a frenetic manner but there are very few case studies documented on electrical or electronics industries. A myriad of documented stories have been done on certain high profile industry sectors like
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It's still raining projects!

International real estate consultant firm Jones Lang LaSalle’s shows Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi to be the top three investors’ choices for real estate investment in 2005 The recent April showers which continued through May, has
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E-enabling your supply chain

We gathered a panel of experts to discuss the supply chain management conundrum and how the SMEs are adapting and adopting it. The panelists had their reservations and concerns but were agreeable on the fact that globalisation is surely and
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Re-Engineering Quality in Emerging Service Industry

The Product Quality initiatives will keep getting sidelined unless a Quality business environment that catalyses the growth is cultivated. Most people dismiss quality as another corporate jargon to be paid lip service to . But in the service
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People, the key to quality

Investment in quality assurance and human resource insures high business standards Recently our doctor referred my wife to a leading lab at Bangalore for a blood check. After the test, the lab report indicated that she would have to be on
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SIX SIGMA: moulding organizational transformation

Globalisation, privatisation, deregulation - the pressure has been mounting on all fronts. It has been accompanied by sagging profits and dropping revenues, counterbalanced by the need to reduce costs on all fronts. Confronted with global
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Various Quality Standards

This is an introductory note on various process improvement standards / frameworks available and being implemented by industry. This note gives an overview and does not attempt to comparatively evaluate any of the programs discussed below.
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Making the most of SIX SIGMA A 360 degree perspective

Xavier: Good evening and welcome to all of you. Before we begin the panel discussion I would like to mention pointers. Following are the threads with respect to Six Sigma that we are keen to focus on here:   1. Misconceptions about Six