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Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Definition of Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO):

The average number of defects per unit observed during an average production run divided by the number of opportunities to make a defect on the product under study during that run normalized to one million.

To convert DPU to DPMO, the calculation step is DPU/(opportunities/unit) * 1,000,000.

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