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Guiomar Meaders
Starting a new position in Quality for a distributor and fabrication… Where can I find resources to assist me with ...

Go to the IAQG, International Aerospace Quality group and look for the Supply Chain Management Handbook (SCMH). ...

Scott Lang
I am looking for suggestions on inexpensive ways to verify color for paints and laminates in a production ...
Scott Lang Jun '21
Morning Scott,
At the plant I work at, we use a pantone colour book as a quick reference to ensure the colour is ...
Try using some of the paint store apps, like Project Color from Home Depot. Benjamin Moore and Pittsburgh Paint ...
In the past I have created "working standards" to use at the end of the production line. I added these reference ...
Make sure you use the standard that is defined in your internal or customer's spec. They be using AMS-STD-595 color ...
Pantone books could be used for verification. The pantone number could be included in the production paperwork ...
Your solution might come from an old astronomy technique. Before computers, astronomers made discoveries by ...
Scott Lang Scott Lang Jun '21
Thx everyone for your responses so far. I should have been more clear - we already use most of the manual methods you ...
If you're looking for a more standardized non-visual based check I would look into BYK instruments. They have ...
We use a Nix Colour Pro Sensor. It links to an app on a phone or tablet. It's super quick and compares against ...
The Nixsensor mentioned above looks like a good alternative. Just be aware that the sample you are comparing it to ...
Dienye Atemie
Hi friends, I need a guide. Is there a simple template or method to measure, analyze and evaluate a set quality ...
Dienye Atemie Mar '21
Douglas Wood
We all know about the basic quality tools, the new tools, and all the others. Nancy Tague's book is perhaps the best ...
Douglas Wood Dec '20
Great discussion item, Doug. Yes, I have a trio of well known tools I use often with problem-solving CAPA type ...
Dear Doug,
It seems that I only use tools in combinations. Years ago I noted that each issue analysis or ...
Greg,
Thank you for the points you make. I have intuitively felt these 3 stages apply, but you put it into words very ...
Greg, 
I like your three stage model for problem-solving and I think I have intuitively approached most major ...
Dear Doug and Carl,
I have a perspective on this "singularity of tool selection" approach. Ishikawa and Kume both ...
Dr. Watson,
Your post brings to mind a few things.

First of all, it took 5 years to realize the use of integrated tool ...
I'm a bit surprised at how few responses this post has gotten. Perhaps no one has 'tool strings' that they rely on? We ...
Doug, thanks for the memory reminder of what tools start a string of other tools for analysis or problem solving. ...
Grace,
Thank you for your 'string'  If we can find out what others do, we may find more commonality than you expect.

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1. Observe & Audit Process/Interview People [P]
2. Key Observations/Data Collection [P]
3. Data Analysis> ...
Daniel Zrymiak
I have found this helpful as project task items for a Kaizen initiative. This is from Imai's Gemba Kaizen (pp. ...
Daniel Zrymiak Oct '20
Dear Dan,
The similarities should not be surprising. Please remember that Imai summarizes what he sees in ...
Hello Gregory Watson ‚Äć ,

Thank you indeed for the clarification. I would like to apply this outside of the factory in ...
For me, the mention steps for problem solving, looks very familiar if I am thinking at 8D or even more, at QRQC.

At ...
James Bossert
Hello fellow members, I am giving a webinar on continuous MSA on Oct 16 at 10AM Central time Here is the link: ...
James Bossert Sep '20
Hi James Bossert ‚Ä欆

this is great, thank you for sharing

Dan
 
Thanks Dan,  it is a basic talk but hopefully people will get something from it.  How are you doing?
Thanks Jim, due to COVID and having to school/supervise School-age grand-boys while parents are at work, I've ...
Eileen Serrano
The COVID pandemic has changed the way we work.  As part of strategies to prevent infections, many organizations ...
Eileen Serrano Aug '20
As I am working remotely from home, the safeguards relate to the steps taken as an individual citizen and ...
Douglas Wood
First, why is this important? Because every manager needs to help control risk for the organization. Since 2015, ...
Douglas Wood Jul '20
Hi Douglas Wood ‚Ä欆

This is the most impressive bibliography I have seen for a myASQ post.  Congratulations on such a ...
Nice article Doug.  Robust is the right word. Robust means to me both effectiveness and value return.

I like the we ...
In the interest of brevity, I did not mention Hans Rosling's book Factfulness. He echos Kahneman, and adds some key ...
I like the process turtle diagram. There are many 'tools' we know in quality that are powerful aids in general ...
I agree with my colleagues that this is a well thought out and written message. Thank you, Doug. I like the idea of ...
OK, here is a question I would love to hear back on:

Has anyone seen what they consider "best practice" in managing ...
The risk based process excellence has multiple approaches for robustness.

Here are my two cents about PFMEA. ...
Following.

Mr. King, this is a great question.  My organization is resistant to changes in this regard, having ...
Mr. Bryant,
I sympathize. I do have a few ideas that may help, if you have not done them already. First, during or ...
Mr. Trehan,
In your experience, have you seen where a firm sets a 'magic line' for the RPN in FMEA, and says anything ...
Kathleen Labedz
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How well does your company culture embrace the concept of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)…or have they forgotten what ...
Kathleen Labedz Jul '20
I think that different methods embrace PDCA in their own fashion.  Agile and Sprints are managed in a cyclical way ...
Hi Katie, 

Thank you for sharing this PDCA refresher. Your opening sentence rings very true with me on a personal ...
Hi Katie ,
My field is pharmaceuticals, radiopharmaceuticals  and most recently  cosmetic industry . I found ...
Wayner Williams
Greetings ASQ Members, Would anyone have suggestions on tools/tips for developing a risk based approach to ...
Wayner Williams Oct '19
Hi Wayner,

The Aspect Failure Mode Effect Analysis, a FMEA based tool can be used for risk based implementation.

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FMEA .. its simple to follow and there is provision for constant review and re evaluation of risks 
Good afternoon;

A great resource you may want to consider is Barry Craner.  I had the honor of participating in the ...
I am offering a webinar on this in May. Attached is a secure pdf file with more information.  Webinar Aplomet RBQA ...