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Legal Insights: Building Conflict Competence

Improve conflict resolution and workplace mediation
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Feuds, politics and turf wars waste effort and distract personnel from serving customers and generating revenue. An organization should multiply individuals’ efforts. Personnel create goods and services, and customers transform them into revenues by purchasing them. Viewed as a supply chain, departments within an organization are consumers of other departments’ products.


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The Value of Quality

Investing in quality makes a difference, according to Quality’s 14th Annual Spending Survey
By Michelle Bangert
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If you’ve ever wondered how your company’s spending patterns compare to others, we here at Quality Magazine aim to help.


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Case Study: A Metric for Product Improvement

Motorola Solutions uses Design for Assembly software to benchmark designs and measure improvement in its global product portfolio
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How good are our product designs? Are they better than past versions? How do they compare with those from other companies?


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Face of Quality: Transforming the Quality Profession

Even without a crystal ball, one can see changes ahead
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Recently I had a conversation with a senior quality engineer at a large manufacturing operation about the future of the quality profession. There is no definite answer because no one has a crystal ball but a transformation has been underway. There have been several studies published and many articles, including some by this author, written on this issue.


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The Vitruvian Man

The human factor
By Darryl Seland
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It’s been said that the human body is a marvel, the greatest machine ever designed. It’s not hard to find confirmation of that statement in the other machines man has designed and built.


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Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?
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There are a number of documents dealing with the calibration of thread gages purporting to be “standards” that are really more like training manuals. There is a need out there for this information but invariably, instead of sticking to the metrology involved, they delve into quality decisions and things start to come off the rails.


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Test & Inspection

Digital Radiography for Aviation and Aerospace

The conversion from X-ray film technology to digital inspection systems eliminates cost-intensive film procurement and storage.
By Peter Kramm
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Digital radiographic inspection systems have long since become common in many industrial fields.


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Management

Six Sigma Redefined

Applying Six Sigma can be deceptively intimidating.
By Genevieve Diesing
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Knowing the process counts more than data.
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Software & Analysis

How to Use Risk Evaluation to Develop a PT Participation Plan

By Pao-Chu Kao, Jia-Fen Cheng, Shu-Fen Chang, Ju-Lin Wei, and Jia-Chi Chen
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In the past, proficiency testing (PT) items and participation frequency were formulated by accreditation bodies, regardless of the scale, customer type, and economic conditions of a laboratory.
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Going Lean: The Journey to Lean Manufacturing

By Matthew Barsalou
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Lean manufacturing is an indirect decedent of the early manufacturing methods used during the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution was followed by the American system of manufactures and the quest for interchangeable parts.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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