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Quality 101: XRF 101

Avoid costly process failures by utilizing XRF analysis

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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The April 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's Professional of the Year.

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