Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business a few months ago. (Listen to first podcast here.) Quality caught up with Woods again to see how the recovery was coming, along with his insights on the current and future state of manufacturing, and all the buzz about "being green."
Dave Huether, chief economist at the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses the association's Labor Day Report, which talks about the economic recovery and when manufacturers can expect continued recovery.
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In modern manufacturing plants, people still seldom attach importance to hypothesis testing, which they believe is merely a matter of theory. However, the application of hypothesis testing in quality management should be promoted.
First Technology Safety Systems Inc. (FTSS, Plymouth, MI), maker of crash test dummies and computer crash simulation models for automotive, military and aerospace applications, uses the HandHeld laser scanner from NVision Inc. (Coppell, TX) to ensure the accuracy of its crash dummies.
Born July 15, 1848, Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist, theorist and sociologist. Pareto is chiefly known for his influential theory of ruling elites. Also, he is generally credited as the father of a diagnostic tool used by all who apply the very rudiments of quality analysis.