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Mini-Quiz: Variability Reduction in Manufacturing

by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why are tolerances often used in production?

To provide limitations on the dimensions of an object

They provide a goal to try to achieve

To give quality inspectors something to do

2. What is an advantage of stating a specific target size?

There really is not advantage, except to management

You know how much material to gather

It allows a goal on which to focus

3. What is a benefit of variability reduction?

It adds to the cost of manufacturing

It eliminates the need to inspect the item

It increases the reliable of assemblies

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Total Quality. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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