In the 21st century, environmental issues have become a strategic concern, with organizations vying to meet their environmental obligations while simultaneously attempting to handle challenging marketplace, regulatory, competitive and global demands.
During his keynote address at the NCSL International conference in Sacramento this year, James Rooney made the economic case for quality. Rooney, the chair of the American Society for Quality, or ASQ, sat down with Quality afterwards and described how investments in quality should drive a business.
SRC and an environmental research center employ real-time monitoring to slash water and energy usage for semiconductor manufacturing. Thirty percent reduction in wafer surface cleaning requirements can benefit manufacturing sustainability for both 300-millimeter and 450-millimeter processes.
AVEVA announces the release of a new business paper for the process and power industries highlighting the need to maximize the efficiency of plant design and shares its industry insight to help reduce project costs while improving quality in engineering, procurement and construction.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation wants to highlight the opportunities in manufacturing. Rodney Grover, senior development officer at the SME Education Foundation, explains how the Edge Factor video series, EduFactor classroom videos, and a Reality Redesigned student design competition are trying to give the manufacturing industry a better image. For more information, visit www.edgefactor.com.