Content by Gorur N. Sridhar

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety condition characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry (collectively termed obsessions), along with...
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Quality and Six Sigma are often considered as links in a chain. For example, when quality is poor, many times the immediate response is, “Let’s improve it using Six Sigma.” But does Six Sigma...
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You might think that the medical and engineering professions would operate quite differently from each other. Yet, as we will see, not only are they similar, but there is a lot that the engineering...
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Single minute exchange of dies, or SMED as it’s commonly known, is defined as “the time elapsed between when the last good piece of product A comes off and the first good piece of product B starts...
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Gauge repeatability and reproducibility (gauge R&R) is mostly used in manufacturing environments to determine if you can trust your measurement system to distinguish between parts, if the...
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Story update 6/18/2012: A couple of confusing references to Taguchi methods were removed. During new product development, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is often used in the design stage to...