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ISO 9000 vs. Six Sigma: A Visual Guide (Roundup)

Emily Ysaguirre
by Emily Ysaguirre on Fri, May 20, 2016

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This week will be our final industry roundup on Quality. Check out a detailed infographic on the basic components of quality management, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma from Apex Global, get opinions on the “when” and “why” of brainstorming and learn how to get the most out of your compliance management system. Enjoy!

ISO 9000 vs. Six Sigma: A Visual Guide

Shuba Kathikeyan via Apex Global

There are four basic components to quality management according to this article. Author Shuba Kathikeyan of Apex Global has put together a visual guide that tells us what they are— Planning, Assurance, Improvement and Control. She further discusses how concepts have evolved internationally as renowned standards of practice. For more information check out this infographic that discusses the similarities and differences of ISO 9000 and Six Sigma. Definitely worth the read!


The When and Why for Brainstorming

Jeffrey Phillips via Quality Digest

This article portrays views on innovation. The author believes that one of the most common is brainstorming. Brainstorming brings individuals or small groups the ability to generate, socialize and evaluate ideas. “Love it or hate it, brainstorming is mocked because people don’t effectively plan for it.” It is important to remember that brainstorming is a connected activity that must be closely linked to follow-up procedures. It’s never a discrete, one-time, standalone activity. Read more.


5 Signs You’re Not Getting the Most Out of Your Compliance Management System (And What to Do About It)

Rachel Beavins Tracy via EtQ Blog

If you’ve implemented an enterprise compliance management system within your organization, chances are the process involved a lot of time and resources.

So, to ensure that you’re leveraging its full capabilities, we’ve put together a list of 5 signs you may not be using your compliance management system to its full potential (plus what you can do to fix the problem). Read more.


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Emily Ysaguirre
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Emily Ysaguirre is the Content Marketing Coordinator at EtQ, Inc.
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