Definition of Defects per Opportunity (DPO):
Defects per opportunity (DPO) represents total defects divided by total opportunities. The number of defects divided by the number of products.
Example: If there are 34 defects in 750 units DPU will be 34 divided by 750 is equal to 0.045.
DPO is a preliminary calculation to help you calculate DPMO (defects per million opportunities). Multiply DPO by one million to calculate DPMO.
Example: If there are 34 defects out of 750 units having 10 oppurtunities per unit, then DPO=34/750*10=0.045/10=0.0045.« Back to Dictionary Index