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Quality Tools

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Table of Contents
• Quality techniques

– 7 Basic Quality techniques

– Histograms
– Pareto Charts
– Run Charts
– Scatter Diagrams
– Control Charts
– Flow Charts
– Cause and Effect Diagrams
– New techniques
– Other Tools

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• In the following we will Examine the Techniques and
Tools that Support Quality Management within a
company. There are for the 7 Basic Tools which we
are going to define. Generally they can be subdivided
• mathematical statistical Tools
• logical tools

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What is it? LSL

• A Histogram is a bar graph

• usually used to present frequency data
How does it Work?
• Define Categories for Data
• Collect Data, sort them into the categories
• Count the Data for each category
• Draw the Diagram. each category finds its place on the x-Axis.
• The bars will be as high as the value for the category
What is its use?
• Histograms provide an easy way to evaluate the distribution of
Data over different categories

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take the failure rate of a machine over
a period of x weeks. Now Assign every
week the number of failures that
occurred. Draw the Histogram. Let the LSL USL
bar represent the weeks. The height of
the Bar on the y-axis is the number of
failures that occurred during that week.

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Pareto Charts
What is it?
• A Pareto Chart is a Histogram X
• + a cumulative line
How does it Work? Type
• Similar like a Histogram
• First define categories, collect Data and sort them into the
Categories. Count the occurrences for each category.
• Now rank the categories starting with highest value.
• Draw cumulative points above all the bars and connect them
into a line.
What is its use?
• Pareto Charts are used to apply the 80/20 rule of Joseph Juran
which states that 80% of the problems are the result of 20% of the
problems. A Pareto Chart can be used to identify that 20% route
causes of problem.

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Pareto Charts
• A certain machine has different kinds of failures that occur. The
Maintenance department identifies these types of failures and counts
their occurrence over a period of 3 month. The Data is then added up.
The Failures are ranked by their occurrence values starting with the
most frequently occurring failure.
• A histogram is drawn with bars representing the types of failures.
Furthermore are cumulative values assigned to the failure types and
drawn into the diagram.
• Now determine the point were the cumulative line crosses the 80%
mark. Concentrate of the failure types that lie left of this mark.

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Pareto Charts
Percentages of defects found


Types of defects
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Run Charts

What is it?
• Run Charts are representing change
• in measurement over a sequence or time Time

How does it Work?

• Gather Data
• Organize Data
» Measurements (y) must be confronted with time or sequence of the
• Chart Data
• Interpreting Data
What is its use?
• Determining Cyclic Events and there average character

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Run Charts
• Oil consumption of a specific machine over a period of time.

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Scatter Diagrams
What is it?
• Statistical tool showing a trend in a series of values.
How does it Work?
• Gain values series Y
• Draw graph with value points
• Draw trend line: m*x+a
» Calculate m value X
» Calculate a value
» Calculate points for trend line.

What is its use?

• Demonstrating correlations between values and showing trends
for value changes.

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Scatter Diagrams

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Control Charts
What is it? Upper limit

• Statistical tool, showing whether Average/Spec

• A process is in control or not Lower limit

How does it Work?

• Define Upper limit, lower limit and medium value
• Draw Chart.
• Gather values and draw them into chart
What is its use?
• Taking samples of a process and detect possibility of process being out
of control

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Control Charts

Upper limit


Lower limit

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Flow Charts
Within Yes
Input Process Output
What is it?

• Way of representing a Procedure
• using simple symbols and arrows adjust

• A Flowcharts shows the activities in a process and the relationships

between them. Operations and Decisions can be represented
How does it Work?
• Determine what Process or Procedure you want to represent.
• Start at a certain point and go then step by step using circles or
rectangles for operations or other elements, diamonds for
decisions, arrows show the flow and the direction.
• Document the elements with titles. Let it close with an ending
What is its use?
• A Flow chart lets a process or procedure be understood easily it
also demonstrate the relationships between the elements.
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Flow Charts
Example: start
• You intend to repair a certain machine.
• First you perform the repair thought to be necessary Repair machine

• Then You check it No

Check machine
• If it does not work you continue with repairs
• If it works you finish OK?


Within Yes
Input Process Spec?


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Cause and Effect Diagrams
Cause b
What is it?
Cause a

• It’s a diagram that demonstrates effect

• the relationship between Effects
Cause c Cause d
• and the categories of their causes
• The Arrangement of the Diagram lets it look like a fishbone it is
therefor also called fish-bone diagram
How does it Work?
• Determine the Effect or Problem you would like to examine
• Categorize the possible causes
• find subcategories
• Describe the possible causes
What is its use?

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Cause and Effect Diagrams

Machine Man


Milieu Measurement Method

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Thank You

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