Dr. Michael Abitz
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Michael Abitz is an Adjunct Professor at New Mexico Jr. College, Hobbs, NM. He received his Doctorate in Management from Colorado Technical University and Master of Science in Quality Assurance from California State University. His areas of interest include teaching online, mentoring organizations in problem solving and process improvement; to date cost savings include $15.6M in addition to $14M in sales.

Dr. Abitz's professional experiences include: Aerospace and computer industries where he developed and presented training in: Organizational Process Improvement, Six Sigma (35 classes) and Root Cause Failure Analysis to U.S. companies and Pacific Rim suppliers.
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Best Practices for Using Value Stream Mapping: A Continuous Improvement Tool using Critical Path Analysis & Process Reliability Modeling
Learn how to identify non-value adding activities and waste in your organization through our Value Stream Mapping training. Value stream mapping (VSM) is a pictorial flowchart method used to illustrate, analyze and improve the steps required to deliver a product or service, by using a system of symbols to represent various work activities and information flows. Flowcharts are analyzed using critical path analysis and process reliability modeling to determine effectiveness, efficiency and reliability. The outcome of such analysis depends on management's willingness to listen to its employees and process reliability data. Six Sigma data suggests the average loss due to poor management of processes varies between 25% and 40% of sales. On a scale of 1 to 6 sigma, this loss suggests an organization running at 3 sigma-not ideal!
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Preparing a Proactive Root Cause Analysis with the Ishikawa Fishbone Tool
What do you do next after you have found a non-conformance? Trying to do an uninformed 'fix' could do more harm than good, if we fix the wrong thing. All we'll do is damage the credibility of our corrective action processes and create doubts about our abilities to fix the weaknesses in our Management System. By using the Ishikawa Fishbone diagram we can take a structured approach to getting to the root of the problem.
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ISO 9001:2015 Key Concepts – How to perform Internal Audits of Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to perform internal audits of quality management systems based on ISO 9001, or the equivalent. Participants will learn how to report on the effective implementation and maintenance of a management system in accordance with ISO 19011.The course is made for beginners in quality management and internal auditing. It provides the guidelines and requirements to develop and conduct such process and highlights the importance of ISO 9001 internal audit.
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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) – Risk Analysis and Management
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through the discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and their cause mechanisms. Actions are developed in a team environment and address each high: severity, occurrence or detection ranking indicated by the analysis. Completed FMEA actions result in improved product performance, reduced warranty and increased product quality.
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Process Reliability Modeling: Management and Cost Savings Process
Process Reliability Modeling (PRM) examines organizations transactional or manufacturing processes to determine the likelihood of passing work through each process with errors resulting in costly rework and customer disaffection. Examination of any process is accomplished by interviewing all employees by process throughout the organization. Qualitative information gained from interviews is analyzed using Cause and Effect Diagrams. Significant issues are identified and surveys created to collect quantitative data to determine probability of passing work through each process without rework. PRM is a very sensitive measurement tool to analyze the entire organization to reduce cost of doing business.
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