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Paul Naysmith

Quality Insider

Improvement Ninja Series

The seven basic quality tools

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 17:19

Seven Quality Tools of an Improvement Ninja, Part 1
The cause and effect diagram

Seven Quality Tools of an Improvement Ninja, Part 2
The check sheet

Seven Quality Tools of an Improvement Ninja, Part 3
The control chart

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Paul Naysmith

Paul Naysmith is the author of Business Management Tips From an Improvement Ninja and Business Management Tips From a Quality Punk. He’s also a Fellow and Chartered Quality Professional with the UK’s Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), and an honorary member of the South African Quality Institute (SAQI). Connect with him at www.paulnaysmith.com, or follow him on twitter @PNaysmith.

Those who have read Paul’s columns might be wondering why they haven’t heard from him in a while. After his stint working in the United States, he moved back to his homeland of Scotland, where he quickly found a new career in the medical-device industry; became a dad to his first child, Florence; and decided to restore a classic car back to its roadworthy glory. With the help of his current employer, he’s also started the first-of-its-kind quality apprenticeship scheme, which he hopes will become a pipeline for future improvement ninjas and quality punks.