Management

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Organizational Culture and Work

Understand the variables that affect employee self-determination.
By Jim L. Smith
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Recently a discussion centered on organizational empowerment, its relationship to employee self-determination, and the impact on opportunity. The following is a summary of a recent conversation with one of our readers.


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Management

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.
By Michelle Bangert
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Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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Webinar: Spearheading Growth in Troubled Times

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The Harrington Institute Fellows are hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, May 1.


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Speaking of Quality

The ISO Standard

Management system standards aren't going away.
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ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management systems, has been growing in popularity since 2010.


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Analysis

Where is the Next Big Opportunity for CMMs?

The answer lies on the shop floor.
By Nikhil Jain
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The market for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) is mature and, as such, experiencing low revenue growth rates.


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2013 'The MFG Meeting' Draws Nearly 700

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The 2014 MFG Meeting will be held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ, March 5-8.


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U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Optimistic About Economy

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Nearly 80 Percent of Manufacturing Executives Predict Revenue Growth in 2013, says PwC.


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Legal Insight

Protect Your Property

How much do you know about property and casualty insurance?
By Bryan Berson
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With regard to their businesses, entrepreneurs and executives should think carefully about risks to people and property.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.


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Software & Analysis

Got 10,000 Data Points?

Rethinking the SPC workflow for large-scale data.
By Steve Daum
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Just as a recipe designed for four may require some changes if it is called upon to serve 4,000, dramatically up-scaling the number of quality metrics being monitored may demand new approaches when deploying SPC.


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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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