Ken Chandler, vice president of operations at Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., (Springfield, MA) discusses changes the company has made to stay competitive in the global market and transitioning from primarily being a retail seller of firearms to moving into professional use of firearms for law enforcement and military. Chandler is a keynote speaker at the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference.
Ed Morse, professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, talks about geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), some of the critical issues surrounding the language and what attendees to the 2010 Quality Measurement Conference can expect to take away from his keynote address at this year's event.
Advanced Instrument Development (AID), Downers Grove, IL, an independent manufacturer of ionization chambers for diagnostic medical X-ray systems earned Quality's top spot in the Leadership 100 ranking this year; the company was also ranked number one in 2008. Jim Owen, quality manager at AID, tells Gillian Campbell, editor at Quality, changes that the company has gone through since earning its first spot as number one.
Pneumadyne, Plymouth, MN, manufactures miniature pneumatic products and larger scale parts as well with worldwide distribution. The company was ranked number two on the 2010 Quality Leadership 100 list. Listen to our interview with John Pharr, manufacturing quality engineer, to learn more about the company.
Color measurement options exist for a range of applications from the extremely precise to less precise. Learn about new technology with spectrophotometers, and, in cases where precise color measurement is not required, other families of instruments that can be the most cost effective solution for your color control application.
Some leaders treat their people in a way that inspires them to superior performance, while others, unintentionally treat their people in a way that is demotivating and results in a lower performance than they are capable of achieving.