Saturday, June 20, 2009

New 7 QC Tools of Quality : Affinity Diagram - QC Tool 1

Guys, all you heard about the 7 QC Tools of Quality. But the days are gone to strengthen the quality norms new 7 QC Tools are introduced. I think, after applying these "New 7 QC Tools" everyone can able to analyze the problems in micro level.

The Affinity Diagram:

This Affinity Diagram is a very useful tool to use when brainstorming is the main goal. This is an especially effective tool because it allows the participants to be both creative and logical. By generating ideas the participants are tapping into their creative side, and organizing those ideas allows them to exercise logic. According to "Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce", there are 3 main instances when an affinity diagram is especially useful. First, when the problem is complex or hard to understand. Second, when the problem is very large and could appear to be overwhelming. Last, when support and involvement of another group is required. There are six basic steps to creating an affinity diagram:

1. Identify the problem or issue
2. Each person writes issues related to problem on note card or sticky notes
3. Organize the cards or sticky notes into logical piles
4. Name each pile with a header
5. Draw an affinity diagram
6. Discuss the piles created

Below is an example of an affinity diagram:


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