Data in Everyday Life: Are Honey Bees on the Decline?

Honey bees, both wild and domestic, perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate up to 300 million flowers each day. While grains are primarily pollinated by the...

Quality Transformation: Another Look at PDSA

Years ago when someone asked Dr. Deming about Plan-Do-Check-Act, he, as he was prone to do when he thought someone was not listening, responded in an agitated way. He said, “I never said check!”...

MSA – When Should a Measurement System Study be Completed?

Recently I posted “Assuring Measurement Accuracy with Gage R&R” on the PQ blog. This generated the question of when a measurement study should be performed. The rule is very simple: Whenever a...