Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line

Posted by: meikah | 10 November 2010 | 8:17 pm

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by November 29 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

You just never know what will develop from something that begins as an exercise in using sampling techniques, especially when you put an idea on to simmer and hope that it comes to a full boil. When Russ T. Buckett’s boss, M.T. Pott, heard about Russ’ idea for developing and marketing a new exotic tea product, he was bubbling over with enthusiasm for the idea. Nonetheless, he wanted Russ to test the water, so to speak, to be sure that it represented a hot market for the new product.

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Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD:

Noel Farrington (Flowserve)
Bartosz Jankowski (LG Electronics)
James Lauer (Caterpillar Inc.)
Carolyn S. Townsend (Clarian Health)
Kelly Whitehead (Ballard Power Systems)


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Job Seekers Enroll in Lean Six Sigma Training

Posted by: meikah | 8 November 2010 | 9:16 pm

The recession in the U.S. leaves many workers unemployed. Mary Wolf-Francis, business liaison for Workforce Division of the city of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department, calls these workers as the “unlikely unemployed” because they are people who have advanced degrees and have decades of high-level experience.

So what city administrators of Phoenix City did was to use a portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds to help these out-of-work professionals. They worked in partnership with the Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE) office of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The out-of-work professionals were given trainings in Lean Six Sigma. The training composed of 2 sessions of a two-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program and 1 session of a four-week Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program.

The administrators believe that these trainings will arm the workers with the right skills to join the American workforce.

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Filed under: Economy, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Belt, Six Sigma Training

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Six Sigma Reference Feature: A Primer on Design of Experiments (DOE)

Posted by: meikah | 8 November 2010 | 8:47 pm

Six Sigma, or its DMAIC tool, is closely connected with DOE, design of experiments. In general usage, a design of experiment is any information-gathering exercises where variation is present. This system finds cause-and-effect relationships, an information you need to manage process inputs and optimize the output.

An article on iSixSigma discusses a primer of Design of Experiments. The article starts the discussion with a definition of terms to an example, and to the process.

Read: Design of Experiments – A Primer

Filed under: DMAIC, DOE, iSixSigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma References

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