Management

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How to Get Accurate Calibration Prices

Prevent problems and price changes by following these tips.
By Hill Cox
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Many calibration customers become frustrated with their calibration sources because of price changes after they’ve sent a purchase order and the gages to the lab.


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Market Analysis

Cost-Effective Gages: Continue to Woo End Users

Research indicates average growth for the global gages market.
By Aravind Govindan
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While most metrology markets are extremely challenged by the sluggish economy, the global gages market remains relatively well-positioned primarily due to its cost-effectiveness.


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Management

Take a Look at the State of the Profession

The quality profession creates satisfied employees—and profitable companies.
By Michelle Bangert
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Our annual survey offers insights into the quality field, including salaries, job satisfaction, quality improvements, and a demographic overview of industry professionals.


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Legal Insight

Public Companies: Proxies and Annual Meetings

Proxy voting has become a widely-used governance tool.
By Bryan Berson
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Corporate governance encompasses a labyrinth of laws, regulations, rules, and documents.


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Speaking of Quality

The State of the Quality Profession

The first in a series of Global State of Quality Research report is out now.
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A recent episode of ASQ TV explored the state of the quality profession. 


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Face of Quality

Focus on the True Enemy

Poor quality is a formidable enemy of profitability.
By Jim L. Smith
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The quality profession has risen to the tremendous challenges of the last century by developing methodologies that have helped businesses meet the demands of their customers.


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From the Editor

Complement

Quality is the pure definition of the word.
By Darryl Seland
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 To complement something is to make it complete; to make it perfect. 


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Speaking of Quality

Communicating “Responsible” Quality to Executives

Quality pros are responsible for many important functions
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The past three ASQ Future of Quality studies (2005, 2008, and 2011) have indicated that social responsibility becomes a major source of change that is shaping the future of the quality professional.


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Legal Insight

Purchasing Commercial Real Estate

How much do you know about the process?
By Bryan Berson
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Some businesses purchase real estate to house their operations. Transactions to buy office buildings and warehouses are similar. Residential purchasers will recognize many similarities as well.


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Other Dimensions

How Long Are Calibration Reports Valid?

Consider these factors in looking at a calibration report.
By Hill Cox
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This question is rarely, if ever, asked but assumptions regarding the length of time involved regularly pop up, especially when measurement disputes are the situation into which such assumptions are injected.


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

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