Management

Case Study

Implementing a Calibration Management System in 3 Days Flat

Progressive Turnings goes from “problem” to “problem solved” in record time.
Wednesday was quickly starting to feel like a Monday. It looked like the company’s aging calibration management software finally turned in its resignation.
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Speaking of Quality

Happy World Quality Month!

Celebrate the accomplishments of those in the quality field.
This article is about you. World Quality month is for you.
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Other Dimensions

Another Look at Gage Block Calibration

The two-part series on gage block calibration continues.
The long awaited moment has arrived. Your blocks are back from the lab complete with a calibration report outlining the measured size of each piece in the set. Now what?
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Legal Insight

Contractor Agreements and Accident Reports

Take these measures to reduce risk and improve long term profitability.
Property owners hire many types of contractors, and their actions or negligence may cause accidents.
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Face of quality

Protect Your Reputation

LACK OF RIGOR, DISCIPLINE can have negative consequences.
As a society we are inundated daily with bad news about the economy.
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From the Editor

Shutting Down the Shutdown

What our politicians could learn from the quality industry.
As I write this, it is day 10—day 10 of a government shutdown in the United States.
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Going Lean: The Journey to Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is an indirect decedent of the early manufacturing methods used during the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution was followed by the American system of manufactures and the quest for interchangeable parts.
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Speaking of Quality

What Does (Cost of) Quality Mean?

Many of the terms used to define cost of quality are incorrect.

In 2011, Sipho Tjabadi, general manager, Eskom Quality Management, South Africa, spoke at the ASQ Audit Division Conference.


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NDT - Training

The Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Training Industry

Primed for expansion

Due to the critical nature of nondestructive testing (NDT) in ensuring the safety and reliability of a plant, infrastructure, or facility, any technician performing NDT has to be trained and certified by an accredited body.


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Legal Insight

Preventing Premises Liability

Inspecting for dangerous conditions can improve profitability.

Proactively inspecting for dangerous conditions, repairing them, and implementing record keeping procedures can reduce legal fees and damage awards, slow increases of insurance premiums, and improve profitability.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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