TRIZ (a Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) is a structured method to generate innovative solutions for Quality issues. TRIZ enhances the solution development stage by enabling time efficient and low-cost solutions. Examples and short case-studies from selected industries demonstrate TRIZ applications for Quality Audit findings.
Maria Stoletova has over 15 years of consulting and teaching experience in the quality area. Maria holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering from Vladimir State University ( Russia ), Master's degrees in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University ( USA ), in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas ( USA ), and in Metrology from Vladimir State University. She taught courses in operations management, decision analysis, supply chain management, quality improvement, applied engineering statistics, and metrology at U.S., Canadian, and Russian universities. Maria worked on research projects in the fields of quality assurance and international quality standards. She completed a number of consulting projects in the quality improvement area working with manufacturing and service companies. Maria is a "Six Sigma - Green Belt" and an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor.