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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Walter Shewhart -

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Walter Shewhart

Dr. Deming was amazing, but who was his teacher? Who produced the PDCA Cycle? Who conceived of Statistical Process Control? The modest man behind the scenes, another fascinating product of the Hawthorne Works, was none other than Walter Shewhart. This year would have marked Walter Shewhart’s 129th birthday – truly…

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The Biggest Lie About Six Sigma: It’s Dead

There was an article earlier this year with the title, “Whatever Happened to Six Sigma?” It focused on the rise and decline of the fortunes of General Electric—the most famous adopter of the Six Sigma Process Improvement method. It’s an interesting question, and the answers reveal some underlying truths about…

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Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Statistical Process Control is a quality control concept that uses statistical methods to monitor processes. SPC uses Control Charts to gather and analyze data, and helps to determine if processes are "out of control," and if so, under the influence of Common or Special Causes. For a better understanding of…

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