The Zen Guide to Quality Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 06, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Getting caught up in the day-to-day problems of quality management is enough to drive anyone crazy. For many quality professionals, the job can swing from mind-numbing number crunching to frantically putting out fires, all in a single day. This may keep you on your toes, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll achieve your larger goals.

Conversely, adopting a Zen approach can deliver better results, as well as a more peaceful mindset. In this post, we’ll look at 4 key ways you can apply Zen principles to the practice of quality management.

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Comparing Operational Excellence Programs like Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Aug 02, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Once a company grows to a certain size, the operational complexity that comes with that growth starts to become a liability. Without standardization of processes and products, companies inevitably face a growing number of quality problems, which can result in a decline in both revenue and brand reputation.

It’s no coincidence that so many of the Fortune 500 have some form of operational excellence programs, ranging from Lean Manufacturing to Six Sigma to internally developed programs. To help identify which might be best for your company, this post compares some common operational excellence programs that have helped others looking to break into the upper levels of market leadership.

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Risk Management Strategies for the Supply Chain: 3 Key Takeaways from Our Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, May 12, 2016 / by Tim Lozier

The dynamic of business today is more complex than ever before. Globalization, product competition and the increasing of the supplier network has driven companies into far more directions. How can companies navigate the complexities within their organization, while keeping a strong level of compliance? 

The key becomes one of risk-based thinking in supply chain quality. We recently held a webinar on this topic that gave advice on implementing risk strategies for the supply chain.

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Creating a Risk Matrix: 3 Examples

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Apr 12, 2016 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Two things are true when it comes to making important decisions that impact your company. One, you need a way to quantify risk to make the best choice, and two, you need to be able to explain that choice.

A risk matrix helps you do both, calculating risk across various outcomes to give you clear guidelines on whether risk is acceptable or unacceptable. Let’s take a look at the process.

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