Best Practice Tools & Techniques

We have over a 1000 descriptions of best practice strategies, tools & techniques linked to case studies showing how organisations have applied them. Read the examples below and join the BPIR for full access.

Standardisation

A standard is a precise description of a material, component, level of equipment, or method of performing a task. They are developed to insure such objectives as uniform quality, safety,..

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Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

A written document describing the methods..

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Spider Plot (Z-plot, Radar Chart)

The Spider Plot is used to measure performance gaps in several dimensions simultaneously. It consists of a series of circles of different sizes that originate from the same centre point. Also, radiating from the centre point is a number..

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Seven New Quality Tools (N7), Seven Management and Planning Tools (7MP)

The Japan Union of Science and Engineering (JUSE) announced the new seven quality tools in 1979: 1. Affinity Diagram (Structures Diagram, K. J. Method), 2. Arrow Diagram..

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Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Statistical Process Control (SPC) refers to the use of statistical techniques (such as control charts), for measuring, analysing, understanding..

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Process Capability Analysis

Process capability analysis is an engineering study to estimate process capability. It is where the performance of a process is compared against its..

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Return on Quality (ROQ)

Return on Quality measures a quality initiative in terms of financial figures, usually on a time basis. That is, the dollar rate of return between investment in a quality initiative and return back to the organisation over a fixed time frame such as one fiscal year. Measures are usually based on quality to total outcomes e.g. dollar..

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Seven Basic (Statistical) Tools (B7), Seven Basic Quality Tools (Q7), the Magnificent Seven

Seven basic quality tools includes 1. Pareto Chart (Diagram), 2. Cause and Effect Diagram (C & E Diagram, Ishikawa Diagram, Fishbone..

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Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

RSM is a collection of mathematical and statistical techniques that are useful for modelling and..

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Reliability Analysis

The term reliability used in industrial statistics denotes a function describing the probability of failure as a function of time. The reliability of a product or component is a vital aspect of quality. Of particular interest is the quantification of a product's reliability so that estimates of the product's..

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Brainstorming (BS)

Brainstorming was developed by Alex F. Osborn in 1939 to enhance the ability of work groups to solve problems creatively. It is a team-based..

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Analysis of Variation (ANOVA)

Analysis of variation subdivides the total variation of a data set into meaningful component parts associated with specific sources of variation, in order to test a hypothesis on the parameters of..

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