Six Sigma: DPMO


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Which of the following is a quality characteristic?

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1. Which of the following is a good way to determine a quality characteristic?

2. DPMO has been defined as _____ of the number of defects (based on the quality characteristic defined for the process) in 1 million opportunities when a finished item can have one or more defects.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People who wish to become experts in the field of quality control will need to understand various ways to analyze data, and this quiz will determine the extent of your knowledge for using 6 Sigma and DPMO. Questions on this quiz will ask you about quality characteristics, the use of DPMO, and related formulas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our evaluation tools can help you measure how much you recall about:

  • Recognizing quality characteristics
  • Criteria for determining a quality characteristic
  • The definition of DPMO
  • The proper DPMO formula
  • Calculating the DPMO given specific variables

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you improve upon the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about quality characteristics in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve DPMO formula practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of DPMO

Additional Learning

Discover more details about this topic in the related lesson, Six Sigma: DPMO. When you read the lesson, you will quickly spot the answers to the quiz questions, and you will also find the following:

  • The purpose for using DPMO in metric calculations
  • Identifying which DPMO numbers imply higher quality
  • Sample sizes and total number of defects