Open courses Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2017

In collaboration with Allanta vzw, QS Consult organizes a number of open courses Lean Six Sigma in 2017. On January 9, we start with the first of six three-day sessions of our "Lean Six Sigma Black Belt" course in Leuven. Note that the location can be adapted in consultation with the participants. This course is unique in the Benelux offering a perfect mix of theory and practice. There are high demands on the candidates for certification but that guarantees the quality of the graduates. Fo...
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An interesting meeting in Lisbon

On October 14 and 15 ASQ Global organised a meeting of the European country counselors for the third time in a row. After Athens and Berlin, the meeting was now held in Lisbon. An excellent choice with a lot of thanks to our host Paulo Sampaio, CC for Portugal. In total 14 CC's participated in the event led by GAC (Global Advisory Council) co-chairs Eric Hayler and Benito Flores and ASQ Global Managing Director Andrew Baines. Off course all the real work was done by ASQ Global staff members Rena...
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MSA – QTIP: small measurement error but failing MSA criteria

A very common problem in Measurement Systems Analysis is that a measurement system fails the criteria for %GRR compared to Total Variation and ndc (number of distinct categories), despite the fact that it has a very low absolute measurement error. This is very often due to low variation in the parts used for the MSA study. Our recommendation: always calculate %GRR compared to tolerance width and/or compared to a known historical process variation.
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ISO 9001: the next time in readable English, please.

ISO and all national standard institutions make a fortune out of the ISO 9001 standard. Is it then really asking too much to deliver a readable text? A text in real English and not in ISO English, a text that can be understood by anyone of normal mental capacity. So an urgent request for the next version: do not change the content but have an editor with language skills do his or her job. Thanks in advance.
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