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Poka-yoke (ポカヨケ) is a Japanese term that means "mistake-proofing". It is derived from poka o yokeru (ポカを除ける), a term in shogi and igo referring to avoiding an unthinkably bad move.
Zero Quality Control is a method/approach for achieving zero defects in an organization. Zero gives reference to the objective of ZQC which is to produce products/services with zero defects.
The DMAIC Method is a problem solving methodology used within a six sigma strategy. The methodology focuses on improving business processes, specifically through the improvement of quality and reducing variation. It is an Integral part of six sigma.
Single minute exchange of die is a concept developed by Shigeo Shingo which seeks to perform all setup/changeover times under ten minutes (single minute).
The standard deviation is a statistic that tells you how tight or loose the range/spread of data is in relation to the mean or average of the data. Typically when a data range is clustered tightly the "bell curve" will be tall/steep. When the data is range is spread far apart the "bell" will appear flat or short and wide.
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