Mike Micklewright: Six Sigma vs. 7 Basic Quality Tools

Whiteboard 

In this episode of Whiteboard, Mike Micklewright compares the value of Six Sigma to Kaoru Ishikawa's Seven Basic Quality Tools.

 

1) Scatter Plots

2) Histograms

3) Pareto Charts

4) Flow Charts

5) Check Sheets

6) Cause & Effect Diagrams (aka Fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams)

7) Run and Control Charts

Profiles in Quality: Wini Hayes

Profiles in Quality: an interview with Wini Hayes, founder and CEO of Hayes Inc. (www.hayesinc.com/hayes/about_us/key-people/winifred-s-hayes-phd/), an independent health technology research and consulting company. In this interview, Hayes discusses the state of health care quality in the United States and what can be done to improve it.

 

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 2

This is Part 2 of our series on hazardous substance process management.

 

In this episode we cover:

* Taiwan's electronics industry as the birth of Hazardous Substance Process Management

* Why Taiwan saw QC 080000 as a means to ease ROHS compliance

* The passing of ROHS-type legislation in California 

* How audits from registrars such as Intertek strengthen ROHS compliance

 

For more information and a free white paper on QC 080000 click here.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Torque Wrenches

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, shows us how to use and care for a torque wrench. 

 

* How to use them
* How they work
* Calibration
* How to care for them

* Also shown: torque transducers and torque display

 

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Training: Bill Tandler GD&T: Episode 1

SmartGD&T

An Advanced Beginner's Course

Presented by Bill Tandler, founder and president of Multi Metrics Inc.

Produced by Quality Digest and Musselman Pictures at the 2008 CMSC in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Episode 1 Content:

* Course Overview

* Precise definitions of GD&T.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Vision System

Craig Howell of CPM labs demonstrates a simple vision system.

 

This type of system is quite simple compared to high-end vision systems, but the techniques are similar.

 

In this demonstration

* Measuring the diameter of President Lincoln's nose

* The distance between the leads on an integrated circuit

* Compensating for skew

* Measuring an angle

* Various types of light sources.

 

Book Shelf: Lean Hospitals--Mark Graban

Quality Digest editor, Taran March, interviews Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction.

 

Available from:

Productivity Press 

or

www.markgraban.com

 

Special Report: Hazardous Substance Process Management—Part 1

This is Part 1 of our series on hazardous substance process management.

 

In this episode we cover:

* The problem of e-waste shipped overseas

* ROHS

* ROHS-type legislation in the United States

* Dumping non-ROHS compliant electronics in the United States

* Difficulties of meeting ROHS-type legislation

* How a new specification IECQ HSPM QC 080000 can help companies meet the requirements of ROHS and other hazardous substance legislation.

 

Quality Road Show with Mike Micklewright: Norfield Industries—Part 3

Mike Micklewright visits Norfield Industries in Chico, California.

 

In this third episode of the series, Dan Bird of Norfield shows Micklewright how Norfield reduced setup time for CNC machines by 90 percent.

 

Key elements of CNC setup reduction.

* Electronic data transfer of presetter data

* Multistage fixturing for the CNC

 

 

We'd like to thank Norfield Industries for taking the time meet with us.

 

Technorazzi: CPM Labs--Optical Comparator

In this episode, Craig Howell, owner and president of CPM Labs, gives a brief overview of an optical comparator

 

* How it works
* Major diameter measurement of a screw
* Diameter measurement of a ball bearing
* Angle measurement
* Adjusting for skew

 

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