Management

Ever Forward

Continuous improvement is not just a slogan for Quality’s 2015 Plant of the Year

Karen Spencer had never before considered applying for the Plant of the Year award. But, one Saturday afternoon last year, she came across an application in the magazine, and felt compelled to apply.


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Consider DMAIC

Improve the System, Reduce Waste, Discover More Money

When challenged to improve efficiency, increase safety, and save money, Boston Scientific Heredia’s Amplatz Super Stiff Guidewires area team chose a DMAIC roadmap to reach its goal.


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Attitude is a Barometer for Success

Workplace Culture has a lot to do with influencing attitudes.

No doubt you’ve heard the saying “Attitude Is Everything”? While attitude might not really be “everything,” in many situations it is the single most significant determining factor of success.


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Top Quality

Check out the results of this year’s Quality Leadership 100 survey.

It’s award season. Of course, for those in the movie business, there’s the Oscars at the end of the month, but for those in the quality profession, you can still earn some recognition in the pages of this magazine.


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Charting and Mapping

NEVER DRAFT A MAP ALONE.

In the August 2013 “Speaking of Quality” column, flowcharts, process mapping and turtle diagrams were examined, explained and compared.


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Keep It Simple

The Merits of Simplification

Not surprisingly, the definition of simplification is pretty simple—to make less complex or complicated; to make easier; or to reduce to fundamental parts.


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The Importance of Quality

One of the top reasons to invest in new equipment is reducing scrap and rework, according to Quality’s 15th Annual Spending Survey.

Although the holiday rush is over, this month is still the height of shopping season for quality professionals.


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A Career in Quality

THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR THE QUALITY PROFESSIONAL’S SKILL SET.

The quality profession has existed for nearly three-quarters of a century. In 1946, quality professionals rallied together to create the American Society for Quality Control.


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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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2015 February

The February 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Leadership 100.

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