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The past three ASQ Future of Quality studies (2005, 2008, and 2011) have indicated that social responsibility becomes a major source of change that is shaping the future of the quality professional.
Some businesses purchase real estate to house their operations. Transactions to buy office buildings and warehouses are similar. Residential purchasers will recognize many similarities as well.
This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.
Green manufacturing doesn’t have to involve solar power and wind turbines. It can be turning equipment to a lower setting when not in use, switching the lighting, or even changing a plant’s operating hours in order to save electricity.
Should organizations focus on continual improvement or swing for the home run? To answer, we should ask ourselves two questions. “Are we making progress?” and “Are we better than competitors to the point of having a strategic advantage?”
Cheryl and her husband Hubert started Mennie Machine Company in their home and garage in 1969.
Although initially developed as a method for detecting defects in structures in order to safeguard against catastrophic failures, ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) has evolved immensely to a technique considered the mainstay for the NDT industry.
Rings that do not seal, porous metals that leak fluid and tubes with holes can result in parts malfunctioning causing millions of dollars in damage, and even loss of life.
When Frost & Sullivan previously analyzed this market for Quality’s 2012 issue on hardness testing, the market was undergoing a period of transition.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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