Getting Back to Basics in Quality Improvement

Essential for survival, a strategy of getting your organization back to basics can make the difference in obtaining significant bottom line results. How do you build quality in your company? By applying 5 basic principles, your company can experience significant improvements in a short period of time.  At Quality Manufacturing Associates, we train and consult on continuous quality.. read more →

Zippy is Back!

In case you missed us last time – check out our introductory video of the Zippy Car Workshop! Public Workshop  This dynamic four hour workshop enables participants to learn the basic principles of Lean Manufacturing in a no-risk environment. Principles are taught in the classroom and then practiced in a hands-on factory simulation. In three.. read more →

Lean ISO and the Eighth Waste

The elimination of waste is the main focus of Lean Manufacturing.  In recent years, many organizations have incorporated the concept of the “eighth waste” in their implementation of Lean Manufacturing.  Many early sources spoke about the Seven Wastes that are found in most processes: Overproducing Transporting Waiting Inappropriate processing Building unnecessary inventories Conducting unnecessary movements Defects and errors Lean.. read more →