Robert DuPuy of LRQA North America shares his thoughts on issues clients are facing today, defines management systems, and discusses how mature and robust management systems can be important during these economic times.
Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business. He discusses his time in front of the committee, as well as what specific government plans are helping, and can help, the manufacturing industry.
Peter Sherman is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a certified quality engineer with more than 22 years of experience. Sherman talks about the definition of Six Sigma, implementing a program on a small budget, and getting management on board with rolling out a performance improvement program.
Phased array can be a highly reliable inspection technique for an application. Coleman Flanagan, product manager of ultrasonic flaw detectors at Olympus, discusses how phased array differs from conventional ultrasonic methods and some of the benefits of the technique.
Jim Salsbury, corporate metrologist at Mitutoyo, talks about the importance of CMM calibration in order to protect a costly equipment investment as well as maintain the accuracy of the equipment. He also talks about the standards and procedures for CMM calibration.
Eduardo Lorenzo Castro, corporate quality manager at Embraer, an aerospace manufacturer based in Brazil, discusses working with ABS Quality Evaluations, and the importance of staying up to date with certifications.
Quality Magazine's 2009 Professional of the Year recipient, H. James Harrington, discusses his view of the role of the quality professional today, quality improvement and poor quality costs. Harrington has more than 50 years of experience in the quality field.