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Case Study: Quality Performs

February 22, 2012
Customer Ultra Machining Company utilizes a quality performance management solution designed to improve the quality of products, the efficiency of processes, and allow for better control of a company’s operations.
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Readers Respond: Increasing Process Profitability through Insight from Visual Management

February 15, 2012
How does a company lower production costs, yet maintain high levels of quality -- and keep on track to the ultimate goal of zero defects?
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Increasing Process Profitability through Insight from Visual Management

February 10, 2012
Even if a company doesn’t employ formal continuous improvement initiatives or quality processes, efficiency gains can be realized by borrowing the lessons learned from the visual management techniques of those processes.
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Optics and Vision in Solar Manufacturing

February 9, 2012
Fast optical vision significantly increases production yield and reduces human error.
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Tiny Transmitter Sets Frequency Record

January 26, 2012
A terahertz transmitter developed at the TU Darmstadt has generated the highest frequency ever attained by a microelectronic device. The innovative device is also minuscule and operates at room temperature, which could lead to it paving the way for new applications in nondestructive testing or medical diagnostics.
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Quality Management 2.0: Deming's 7 Deadly Diseases of Management

January 20, 2012
W. Edwards Deming "14 Points" break down the need for a working understanding of basic quality management system statistical principles. Deming also outlined Seven Deadly Diseases, which describe the most serious barriers that management potentially faces within an organization.
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Cognitive Biases and Project Planning

January 19, 2012
Cognitive biases are more common than we imagine, even among folks who are technically well-trained and competent. These can lead to misreading data and faults in project planning.
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Are You a Whole Team?

December 19, 2011
Taking a whole-team approach has proved vital to getting the most out of teams developing software using agile practices. However, whatever industry or business your team is in, the following remedies can prove beneficial in improving team effectiveness and enhancing deliverable quality.

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Readers Respond: What Quality System Software Would You Recommend if Starting a Company's Quality Manual from Scratch?

December 19, 2011
Members of Quality Magazine’s LinkedIn Group offer up their own answers to this question. Do you have a response? Share your comment today.
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NVision Helps Reverse Engineer Optical Retailer's Store Display

December 16, 2011
A national marketing services provider recently used NVision Inc.'s Engineering Service Division to reverse engineer an essential part in a store display for one of the nation's largest optical retailers. NVision was able to quickly scan the part and provide the computer aided design (CAD) files necessary to mass-produce it for the display in the retailer's stores nationwide, enabling millions in annual sales.
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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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