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Introduction to Lean - Part 2

Six Sigma is a well know term today, but another very powerful initiative is Lean. There are many companies which have adopted lean techniques and in many organizations just like in ours, the sigma training curriculum has lean concepts and tools as
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Work Life balance - The Myth of Quality Time

Once in Animal Kingdom, the animals met to complain about the humans. The cow said, “They take away my milk!” The sheep cribbed about her wool being taken. The hen was upset that her eggs are taken by humans. The horse complained about
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Introduction to Lean

Six Sigma is a well know term today, but another very powerful initiative is Lean. There are many companies which have adopted lean techniques and in many organizations just like in ours, the sigma training curriculum has lean concepts and tools as
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Automation

Automation is executing a process without human intervention. Automation with respect to quality assurance is running tests without human intervention and giving the results with a meaningful analysis. One of the main benefits of Automation is
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Process Approach

In the last article on “Statistical Thinking” I concluded by stating that looking at everything as a process and identifying the interacting process is essentially a process approach. Let’s dwell a bit more on Process Approach and
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Statistical Thinking

The 3rd in a series of articles which deal with the basics of quality management & Six Sigma.   Six Sigma is defined as a process improvement methodology based on statistical thinking. But what is Statistical Thinking? Well it is
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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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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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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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