This project focused on improving a flatness-testing system. Utilizing the DMAIC, Kepner Tregoe, and TRIZ methodologies, the team employed affinity diagram, Ishikawa diagram, I&D matrix, hypothesis test, DoE, and a number of other valuable tools for root cause identification and final improvement recommendations. The improvement provided the potential for a US$2.5 million cost reduction by optimizing the flatness-testing process and adjusting the fixture that guarantees accuracy of result.
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Nathan Soderborg, Principal Scientist, Exponent, describes a variety of checklists and how they work... [more]
2016 International Team Excellence Award Finalist, “Complaint Busters” team, was awarded bronze-level... [more]
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Auditing expert and ASQ fellow Dennis Arter shares tips and advice for auditors and auditees.
Organizations perceive risk management in three general ways. Carol Fox, Director, Strategic and... [more]
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In this episode, learn why less is more! We cover all things lean: What it is and what makes lean... [more]
Culture is the driving force of quality. Creating and sustaining a quality culture are much-discussed... [more]