Jeff Andreson Joins Nanometrics as Chief Financial Officer

Andreson brings 30 years of finance experience in the capital equipment industry.

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Noted Quality Management Authority Michael J. Cleary Dies at 75

Cleary, Ph.D., founder and president of PQ Systems, died on September 10.

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U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in Three Years

A surge in orders for plastics and metals have helped power the world’s largest economy past a global slowdown.

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What We Can Do About the Skills Gap

The skills gap in manufacturing is shaped by a myriad of factors. But what can we do to combat it?

It isn’t exactly news—manufacturing production lines are heading back to the States en masse, but there aren’t enough trained techs ready to staff them. Baby Boomers—our proverbial Old Guard—are retiring, leaving unfilled jobs for the unskilled—and some say uninterested—masses.

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The Power of Teams

Lets Hear it for Teams!

Yes, it’s true that teams can be ineffective, time-sucking entities. But they don’t have to be that way. Well-run teams are creative, innovative and effective.

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Learn Something Has Changed

When Your Industry Transforms, Will You Survive?

In “Only the Paranoid Survive,” Andrew Grove, the former CEO of Intel, discusses “strategic inflection points”—times when an industry’s fundamentals change significantly. Many businesses do not survive them.

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The Heart of Quality

Does Your Organization Have an Unrelenting Pursuit Of Quality?

Alot has been written about the definition of quality and just about every organization has its own definition.

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Good Morning, Gil

I said, Good Morning, Gil

It seems that even a cursory browsing of a subject on a search engine will unearth the easy “steps” for accomplishing something.

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Clear Vision, Values Key to Quality that Drives Results: ASQ, Forbes Research

New research from ASQ and Forbes shows how quality-driven culture can accelerate business performance.

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Huge Manufacturing Increase Expected in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to reach $9 trillion annually by 2025.

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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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