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Holbrook, New York - February 17, 2023 - Innovative Power Products (IPP), with more than 30 years of experience designing & manufacturing RF & microwave passive components, is proud to report having ended 2022 with a product return rate of less than 0.16% for the year. Over the past year, IPP has been investing heavily to implement "Lean" and "Six-Sigma" practices, including company-wide training for all employees. Thank you to our team and our vendors for the excellent quality and thank you to our customers who trust us to deliver to the highest expectations.

Lean Quality Control

Lean quality control is a systematic approach to quality management that aims to eliminate waste, defects, and errors in a production or manufacturing process. It is a key component of lean manufacturing, which focuses on creating value for customers while minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency.

Lean quality control involves several key principles, including:

  • Continuous improvement: This involves ongoing efforts to identify and eliminate waste, defects, and errors in the production process.
  • Standardization: This involves developing standard operating procedures and work instructions to ensure consistency and reliability in the production process.
  • Visual management: This involves using visual cues such as charts, graphs, and dashboards to monitor and track quality metrics.
  • Error-proofing: This involves designing processes and systems that prevent errors and defects from occurring in the first place.
  • Employee involvement: This involves engaging employees at all levels of the organization in the quality control process and empowering them to identify and solve problems.

Lean quality control also involves the use of tools and techniques such as statistical process control, root cause analysis, and value stream mapping to identify and address quality issues. By implementing these principles and tools, organizations can improve the quality of their products and services, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.

Six-Sigma Quality Control

Six Sigma quality control is a data-driven approach to quality management that focuses on minimizing defects and variability in a production or manufacturing process. It is a methodology that was originally developed by Motorola in the 1980s and has since been adopted by many other organizations as a way to improve their quality control processes.

The name "Six Sigma" refers to the statistical concept of six standard deviations from the mean. In Six Sigma quality control, the goal is to achieve a defect rate of no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities, which is equivalent to a process that is 99.99966% free of defects.

Six Sigma quality control involves several key steps, including:

  • Define: This involves identifying the problem or opportunity for improvement, defining the scope of the project, and setting goals and objectives.
  • Measure: This involves collecting data on the current process, identifying key performance metrics, and establishing a baseline for future comparison.
  • Analyze: This involves analyzing the data to identify the root causes of defects and variability in the process.
  • Improve: This involves developing and implementing solutions to address the root causes of the problems identified in the analyze phase.
  • Control: This involves monitoring and controlling the process to ensure that the improvements are sustained over time.

Six Sigma quality control also involves the use of several statistical tools and techniques, including statistical process control, design of experiments, and hypothesis testing, to identify and address quality issues.

By implementing Six Sigma quality control, organizations can improve the quality of their products and services, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction. It is a rigorous and disciplined approach to quality control that requires a significant investment of time and resources, but can yield significant benefits when implemented effectively.


About Innovative Power Products

Innovative Power Products, Inc. has over 35 years of experience designing and manufacturing RF and Microwave Passive Components. Our high power, broadband couplers, combiners, resistors, baluns, terminations and attenuators are fabricated using the latest materials and design tools available, resulting in unrivaled product performance. Our ISO 9001:2008 registered quality system assures our customers of a reliable product for their application.

Innovative Power Products' broadband products are used around the world in RF and Microwave applications in military, medical, industrial and commercial markets. Innovative Power Products, Inc. is quickly becoming a market leader by offering our customers competitive prices, fast delivery worldwide and outstanding customer service. All of the products listed on our web site link to detailed mechanical drawings that contain electrical specifications as well as performance data and S-Parameters when available.


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Innovative Power Products
1170-8 Lincoln Avenue
Holbrook, New York  11741  USA
Phone: 631-563-0088

E-Mail: sales@innovativepp.com

Web: www.innovativepp.com



Posted February 17, 2023

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