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.
Gillian Campbell, editor of Quality, turns the 10th Annual Spending Survey into life with an audio overview of the survey that runs each year in Quality's December issue. Gillian talks about what quality manufacturers plan to spend their money on in 2010 from equipment to software purchases and consulting services.