What is a DPO and DPMO Calculator, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of DPO and DPMO Calculator
DPO stands for Defects Per Opportunity, while DPMO refers to Defects Per Million Opportunities. These are a few of the key metrics used to measure whether or not an organization has reached a specific Sigma Level. Six Sigma refers to 3.4 DPMO or less, meaning products or services produced by an organization are 99.99966% defect free.
The DPO and DPMO Calculator provides a tool to estimate the DPO rate and DPMO rate of any process or system within your organization.
Description of DPO and DPMO Calculator
The DPO Calculator measures total defects divided by total opportunities. The number of defects is divided by the total number of products, opportunities or completed tasks during a set period of time. For instance, If there are 50 defects in every 1,000 units of a specific product produced, that would mean the DPU is 50 divided by 1,000, leading to a DPO of 0.05 (or 5%). The DPMO Calculator is exactly the same, but it is a measure of Defects Per Million Opportunities, so rather than being expressed by a percentage it is multiplied by 1 million and expressed by the total estimated number of defect products.
Tools & Templates
The tools and resources that leaders use to make the most of the DPO and DPMO Calculator template are performance metrics, error figures and production numbers.
upBOARD's Online DPO and DPMO Calculator Tools & Templates
Unlike most traditional process checklists and problem solving models, upBOARD’s online DPO and DPMO Calculator tool allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
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