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How to Metrologically Confirm (a.k.a. "calibrate") Vernier, Dial or Digital Calipers

This video (from Ruby Metrology) shows user's how to check or verify Vernier, Dial and/or Digital Calipers performance (wear pattern of OD jaws, ID jaws, Depth & Step Parameters) by using Multi-function, Multi-dimensional Length Standard Quick Check. All sides of Quick Check are usable.

Standard Work Audits

A great video from Patrick Adams (CEO of PA Consulting Services LLC). Patrick is a MBA, Lean Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt from Allendale, Michigan.

I visited one company where a critical process underwent a Standard Work Audit every hour… performed by a different member of the team working in that process (the auditor role was rotated amongst the team). While ISO 9001 & AS 9100 auditors might question the “impartiality” of the “auditor” performing the Standard Work Audit, none of the “auditors” ever audited their own work. Instead, this approach was, essentially, a “buddy audit” (or “associate audit”) approach. This ensured that the entire team was “on the same page” in understanding the process.