Category: Quality Control

Quality tools beyond Pareto, PDCA and root cause analysis…

If asked what your favorite quality tools are, you’d likely tell me Pareto, flowcharts, PDCA or root cause analysis.  I know this because I’ve recently reached out via Pro QC’s social network to get some insight.  It seems these tools are also the very same ones I’m most often working with… And, I know there’s more out there and wanted to expand my repertoire through an ongoing effort of trial and error. I’ve reviewed the Quality Toolbox in the past and do believe this is the ultimate source on the topic.  And, anything not immediately understandable there can easily be Googled.   …

Spend $5… Get Quality Improvement Made Simple & Fast

I finally had an opportunity to unpack all of the books I scored from the Quality Press booth at the World Conference on Quality & Improvement this past week.  I’m hoping to include a master list of recommendations in the next newsletter but couldn’t resist posting something here about a little gem I found.  For $5, I picked up a book called Quality Improvement Made Simple & Fast, written by Matthew J. Maio.  I couldn’t resist spending $5 on something that claimed to “help ordinary people make extraordinary contributions to their organizations.”  Right? With 44 pages, don’t let the length …

What is the future of quality?

As an Influential Voice for the American Society for Quality, I recently posted a response to Paul Borawski’s vlog regarding the ASQ Futures Study on my personal site.  However, I also evaluated the study’s identified forces from more of a Pro QC centered perspective. Here’s what I discovered… The future of quality is obviously something of great concern to us as an organization, but not for the reasons one might think.  At Pro QC, we truly believe that commitment to quality and increased awareness through education will drive remarkable results for generations to come.  Being proactive and delivering results-driven solutions to …