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Defects per Opportunity (DPO)

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.

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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.

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