Frequently Committed Errors (FCE)

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Frequently committed errors (FCE) are anomalies in a particular process that have a negative impact on the outcome.

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Business Metric

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Business metrics are metrics that are quantifiable and utilized to assess the performance or status of a business function.

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U Chart

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A U chart is one of four quality control charts that engineers use to track variation in a manufacturing process.

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Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

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Mean Time Between Failure is a basic metric that describes the frequency of problems in physical equipment or systems that disrupt production uptime.

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Box-Cox Transformation

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The Box-Cox transformation can be used for converting the data to a normal distribution, which then allows the process capability to be easily determined.

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Operation Cost Target (OCT)

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An operation cost target is the maximum expenditure allowed for all costs that are associated with a project, including overhead, materials, labor, outsourcing, and other costs.

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Strategic Planning: Defining Vision, Goals, and Objectives for Success

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Strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future.

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Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

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An established framework for the ongoing improvement of software development and implementation practices.

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Convert DPMO/Sigma to Cpk

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DPMO, Sigma Level and Cpk are three metrics you can use to measure how well your process is performing.

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Subject Matter

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Subject matter refers to all things related to your company’s products, services, or customers.

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Mura

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Mura is a Japanese word meaning unevenness, non-uniformity, and irregularity.

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FMEA

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FMEA stands for Failure Mode Effects Analysis and allows you to think through all of the possible ways something can go wrong, then find ways to mitigate those risks, so that your project is more likely to succeed.

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Alias

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An alias indicates that you’ve changed two or more things at the same time in the same way. Aliasing is a synonym for confounding.

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How Process Maturity Models Help Organizations Achieve Higher Levels of Performance

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Process maturity is a concept used by the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology to evaluate and optimize business processes.

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Radar Charts: The Visual Tool for Multi-Dimensional Data Comparison

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A radar chart, also known as a spider chart, is a great tool to graphically compare multiple outcomes for specific characteristics and criteria. 

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How to Use Entitlement to Drive Process Improvement

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Entitlement is defined as the best performance you can reasonably achieve with the existing process.

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The Benefits of Using Flowcharts in Six Sigma Projects

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A flowchart is a diagram of a process, using standard symbols to represent a variety of process activities over a specified timeline.

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How to Incorporate SS Process Reports into Your Quality Processes

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The Six Sigma process report is a Minitab tool that calculates process capability and provides visuals of process performance.

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How to Identify and Eliminate FISH Inventory in Your Business

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First in Still Here (FISH) is a term that refers to very slow-moving inventory.

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Design Verification, Production and Process Validation (DVP&PV)

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The process where planning, testing, and reporting occur in the design or prototype stage in the development of a product.

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What is Return on Net Assets? A Complete Guide

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RONA is one bottom-line measurement showing performance relative to strategic goals and objectives.

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Confirmation is Key to Reducing Risk and Increasing Accuracy

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Confirmation is a way to confirm that a process is working as expected. It can be used to validate or invalidate a hypothesis, test a process or product and test the process of testing.

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Discover the Power of Process Window Index in Continuous Improvement

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A process window index (PWI) is a quantifiable and reproducible statistical measure which indicates how a product performs relative to range limits.

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How Ideation Brainstorming Can Improve Your Business Processes

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Ideation brainstorming is the first stage of a formal solution development process that usually includes free-form exchange of thoughts and ideas.

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