Quality Progress - January 2015 - 15

Mr. Pareto Head BY MIKE CROSSEN EDUCATION 10 TEAMS HONORED AT NQEC Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina, received the highest honor at the ASQ Education Team Excellence Recognition Awards late last year for using quality improvement tools to make a positive impact on its staff. The awards highlight best practices in education quality improvement and were announced at the 22nd annual National Quality Education Conference (NQEC) in Milwaukee. Other award recipients recognized at the event include: * * * * * * * * Chicago Public School District. Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix. Denver Public Schools (two awards). Kimberly Area School District, Kimberly, WI. Ingenium Charter Elementary and Middle School, Canoga Park, CA. Ribbaschool, Gränna, Sweden. Siegrist Elementary, Platte City, MO. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie. To read more about the recipients and their projects, visit http://tinyurl.com/pnbdugg. BYTHENUMBERS The number of people elected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) council. They will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology next month at the fellows forum during the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, CA. For a complete roster of new AAAS fellows, visit www.aaas.org/ news/new-aaas-fellows-recognized-their-contributions-advancing-science. 401 DATEINQUALITY HISTORY QP occasionally looks back on an event or person that made a difference in the history of quality. Jan. 15, 1987 Bob Galvin, long-time CEO and board chairman of Motorola, launched a long-term quality program called "The Six Sigma Quality Program" on this date. The program was billed as a corporate program that established Six Sigma as the required capability level to approach the standard of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO). The 3.4 DPMO standard was intended to be used in every function at Motorola: products, processes, services and administration. Motorola's corporate policy committee updated its quality goal to reflect this standard: Everyone was responsible for each other and to each other regarding this objective. The goal also affirmed that no one could assume he or she had done enough until the entire goal of Six Sigma was achieved companywide. SOURCE Process Quality Associates, www.pqa.net/ProdServices/ sixsigma/W06002009.html (case sensitive). January 2015 * QP 15 http://www.tinyurl.com/pnbdugg http://www.aaas.org/news/new-aaas-fellows-recognized-their-contributions-advancing-science http://www.pqa.net/Prowww.pqa.net/ProdServices/sixsigma/W06002009.html

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - January 2015

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
Total Quality’s Leader
Narrow(er) Focus
Dissecting the Differences
Separate Steps
Innovation Imperative
Measure for Measure
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
Statistics Roundtable
Standards Outlook
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
One Good Idea
Back to Basics

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