Management

The People Theory: Motivating Others

The following is a series of articles that longtime Quality columnist and blogger Jim Smith penned in 1979 to motivate employees.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Best Practices

Controlling the geometry of slots.

Let’s look at what it takes to control the geometry of slots, and see if there is indeed a “best practice.”


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AME Names New Champions Club Director

Oliver brings a lifetime of manufacturing and AME experience. 


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February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.7% from January

 

With a year-to-date total of $750.94 million, 2013 is down 11.9% compared with 2012.


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Face of Quality

Ten Reasons to Invest in Yourself

Today's World Takes No Pity on People Who Do Not Add Value.

Following are ten potential career benefits that can be realized when you upgrade your skills and knowledge by pursuing a professional certification.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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Management

A Real Professional

The 2013 Quality Professional of the Year is a meticulous, detail-oriented auditor who makes the audit process easier.

Bill Arbogast, our 2013 Quality Professional of the Year, almost became an architect.


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From the Editor

Meet Our Professional of the Year

Those in the quality field deserve some attention.

Although we here at Quality operate on a much narrower scale, profiling those individuals who are not household names, we also want to recognize those who stood out.


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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Announces Affinity Program Partnership with Kelly Services

Only the most qualified and well-trained employees are able to ensure that a company maintains optimal productivity and customer satisfaction.  However, the skilled labor shortage continues to be a challenge for many companies in the industry.

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January U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders off 12.2% from January 2012

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. 


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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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