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Quality Revolution Reduces Defects, Drives Sales Growth at 3M

By combining Lean Six Sigma and a top-200 customer focus, 3M improved its belt fabrication processes. The improvement team reduced defects in parts per million by a factor of 28 times as sales increased by 54%.
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Science Needs to Work Smarter

As leaders turn to science to spur U.S. economy and competitiveness, science needs to work smarter.
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The Basics of Torque Testing

Torque measurements are essential tools used by manufacturers to determine good assembly from bad.
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Management: Lean's Integration in an Enhanced Business Management System

Organizations need an effective business management system for addressing the challenges of the day.
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Test & Inspection: Leak Test Process: Using Lean and 5S to Drive Manufacturing Process Improvements

For organizations with leak-testing operations, customer demands are best addressed through an established lean-manufacturing environment.
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Measurement: Styli Add the Touch of Precision to Probe Systems

The correct choice and use of a stylus can help ensure consistent precision with a measuring system.
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50 Years of Quality: Dimensional Gaging in Review

This month, 50 Years of Quality takes another look at dimensional gaging.
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Off Topic Quality: Customizing the Manufacturing Process

Weaknesses in an optimized server appliances company’s legacy third-party manufacturing software had caused increasing scheduling, quality control and workload distribution problems.
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Readers Respond: Can Six Sigma Be Adapted to Look at Innovation?

Quality Magazine LinkedIn group members discuss how innovation fits into the Six Sigma equation.
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Lean Initiative Enables U.S. Manufacturer to Stay Competitive and Stay Onshore

New Jersey-based Douglas Electrical Components aligns quality, lead times and pricing with a Lean initiative.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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