Variation in Manufacturing: The Stable Process
By John Stewart
Learners read a brief introduction to in-control and out-of-control conditions and view a series of distribution curves. This is a follow-up to the learning object titled "Quality Basics: Variation."
Simplified Sampling Plans for Attributes (Z1.4)
In this interactive object, learners examine simplified sampling plans and tables based on the ANSI/ASQ Z1.4 standard. An exercise completes the activity.
Six Sigma Training and Certification
By Lee Binz
Learners read descriptions of the following training and certification levels for organizations using a lean approach to quality: "green belt," "black belt," "master black belt," and "champion."
Quality Tools: The Cause and Effect Diagram
By Mary Lee Rudnick-Kaun
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the cause and effect diagram.
By Janet Braun
The learner will understand the meaning of terms and acronyms commonly used in a lean production system.
Zero Acceptance Number Sampling Plans, c=0
In this interactive object, learners read about sampling plans and practice using a sampling table.
Basic Quality Principles: Process for Achieving Quality in an Organization
In this learning activity you'll define and explain the broad steps in achieving quality in an organization.
What is Sigma? Why Six?
Learners read about Six Sigma philosophy and methods. The need for high quality levels for today's customers is stressed.
Quality Basics: The Scatter Plot
In this learning activity you'll review independent and dependent variables and view a demonstration of the positive and negative correlation.
Basic Quality Principles: Customers and Suppliers -- Expectations and Satisfaction
In this learning object you'll review the basic quality principles of customers, suppliers, customer satisfaction, and customer expectations.
Using Check Sheets
Learners read definitions of discrete, continuous, attribute and variable data and view examples of checklist, location and item check sheets.
Six Sigma Levels and the Cost of Quality
Learners read how low defect levels can cut production costs. Six Sigma success means reduced inspection expenses, less rework, and fewer customer complaints.
Quality Assurance: A Self-Check Exercise
Learners answer 24 multiple-choice questions regarding quality assurance. Immediate feedback is provided.
Quality Basics: Customer Requirements and Specifications
In this learning activity you'll describe customer requirements and specifications as they relate to "Quality" in an organization.
Students follow steps to transfer data from a list to a histogram.
Six Sigma - DMAIC Steps
In this interactive object, learners examine the five problem-solving steps of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Some of the most common measures and tools are listed for each step.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Learners follow the FMEA process to predict potential failures and to prevent them. This activity uses the example of getting to work to help participants comprehend the concepts and to apply them to their own work processes.
The Cost of Quality: A Self-Check Exercise
In this interactive object, learners check their knowledge of concepts related to the cost of ensuring quality in manufacturing as they relate to the categories of appraisal, prevention, internal failures, and external failures.
Six Sigma Process Performance Analysis
Students examine examples for calculation yield, throughput yield, rolled throughput yield, and payback, each of which is used to analyze process performance in a Six Sigma project.
Quality Basics: Variation
Learners read an explanation of variation and how it can make a process unpredictable. They distinguish between common and special causes of variation in a brief exercise at the end of the lesson.