Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) is a metric used to assess the performance levels of a process. It is the number of defects (or errors) made per total number of opportunities to make a defect (i.e. number of units times the number of opportunity per unit) normalized to one million.
An application-oriented question on the topic along with responses can be seen below. The best answer was provided on 16th July 2019 by Natwar Lal.
Applause for the respondents- Manjula Pujar, Vastupal Vashisth, Aparna MS, Amlan Dutt & Natwar Lal
Also review the answer provided by Mr Venugopal R, Benchmark Six Sigma's in-house expert.