Process Excellence

Total Productive Maintenance

Introduction Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a maintenance strategy involving all employees in maintaining and improving equipment performance. It was first developed by the Japanese manufacturing company Nippondenso in the 1970s and has since been adopted by many organizations worldwide. The goal of TPM is to optimize equipment performance by involving all employees in the maintenance process and continuously improving the equipment’s efficiency and effectiveness. Background TPM is based on the idea that equipment is…

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Process Excellence

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control: Understanding the Differences

Quality assurance and quality control are two essential concepts in the field of quality management. While they are often used interchangeably, they are different. This blog post will discuss the differences between quality assurance and quality control and how they work together to ensure that products and services meet the required quality standards. Quality assurance (QA) is a process that is designed to prevent defects from occurring. It is focused on identifying and eliminating the…

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