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Bridging the Skills Gap to Hire Qualified Workers

Despite increased hiring, the need to fill the skills gap still persists
By Gena Johnson
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Industrial manufacturing forecasts are optimistic according to PwC’s Q3 2013 Manufacturing Barometer, which surveys U.S. based executives in large multinational industrial businesses. Industries are hiring in a myriad of quality sectors including aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, green manufacturing and technology.


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Case Study: Forging the Paperless Path to Productivity

Hubbardton Forge gets it right with Sequence paperless work instructions
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From humble beginnings in 1974 and operating out of a 19th century barn, Hubbardton Forge is now the oldest and largest commercial forge in the United States, generating more than $20 million in annual sales. Located in Castleton, VT, the company produces thousands of high-end, hand-forged lighting products—“Art that Lights up”—marketed through residential lighting and home furnishings retailers, as well as contract distributors.


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Case Study: Mitutoyo Helps Ramcel Clear Hurdle of Complex Fixturing

Vision system facilitates measurement when heavy fixturing constrains access to a workpiece
By Allen Cius
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Ramcel Engineering Company is located in Northbrook, IL, northeast of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The company was founded in 1950 with the mission of providing precision, custom metal stamping and contract mechanical assembly services, as well as robotic MIG & TIG welding services.


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Quality 101: XRF 101

Avoid costly process failures by utilizing XRF analysis
By Matt Kreiner
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When processes fail unexpectedly, companies face irrecoverable loss of revenue and profit, not to mention the potential for irreparable damage to their brand. Failures are multivariate: they can be found in individual parts, entire machines, or within a process.


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The Future of the Quality Profession

Whatever your goals, there is a place for you in the quality profession
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“In the future, quality will be a measure to understand which product is more comfortable to human, society, and earth. Quality of human life will be focused on.”


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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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 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.
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