PwC’s Barry Misthal explains the reasons behind low confidence from CEOs about the upcoming economic condition, new innovations designed to reduce the cost of existing processes and the types of strategic changes companies have in mind in the year ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.