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Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.
By Michelle Bangert
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Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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Software & Analysis

The Essential Tool of GD&T

The primary purpose of GD&T is to make the drawing specifications clear and unambiguous.
By Spiro Spiliadis
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“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”


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Case Study

Materials Testing Supports Quality In Automotive Manufacturing

Supplier of testing solutions partners with leading auto makers to meet new challenges.
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The global automobile industry is reaching record levels with the production of more than 80 million units in 2011 supported by more than EU 50 billion investment in research and development, according to BDW Automotive.


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Case Study

Tribal Knowledge

Capture Functional Knowledge, Customs, Language and Best Practices to Create Repeatable Processes Company-Wide.
By Rande Allen
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In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized while “winging it’ is verboten. And for good reason: process equals discipline, safety and efficiency.


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Case Study

Companies Save Millions By Reducing Warranty Return Rates by 50% or More

How savvy CEOs are finding unique ways to increase profitability by substantially reducing warranty claims.
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Faced with slimmer profit margins in a shrinking economy, today’s leaders of manufacturing businesses find themselves scrutinizing every aspect of their business model to find ways to shave costs.  Profitability targets are getting harder and harder to attain, while ever-present threats of economic trouble loom ever larger.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Functionality

A good way to learn more about GD&T is to critique its application.
By Bill Tandler
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GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.


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Speaking of Quality

Automotive Quality Improvement Teams

Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.
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As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.


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Legal Insight

Risk Avoidance

Avoiding and managing risks with insurance.
By Bryan Berson
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Risk can’t be discussed in general terms. Risks are specific in nature. Executives, entrepreneurs and consumers should identify and describe risks as articulately as possible.


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Face of Quality

Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.
By Jim L. Smith
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Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.


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Brighton Cromwell Attains SAE AS9120A Quality Management Certification

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Supply chain company completes process to meet enhanced aerospace standards.


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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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The Skills Gap

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