Management

Guest Column

The Risks of Offshoring

Beware of pseudo cost savings.
April 1, 2014

Much of offshoring occurred due to corporate failure to do the math, to consider all of the associated costs, strategic impacts and risks. The Reshoring Initiative’s free online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ is available to help companies do the math.


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From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
April 1, 2014

Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.


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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.
April 1, 2014

All organizations have a culture, what noted anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel defined as “the integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not the result of biological inheritance”


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Legal Insight

Are You and Your Business Prepared To Handle Long-Term Disability?

Consider long-term disability policies carefully.
April 1, 2014

Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family.


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Management

Meet the 2014 Plant of the Year

Learn more about TRW Automotive’s Fowlerville, MI, plant.
March 3, 2014

Even if cars of the future drive themselves, it takes a lot of people to make those cars safe. The people at TRW Automotive work hard to make cars as safe as possible, no matter what type of car it is, or who is driving it.


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Speaking of Quality

Smart Manufacturing

Will it become the next big continuous improvement model?
March 3, 2014

In January, ASQ released the latest Manufacturing Outlook Survey. Respondents to the ASQ survey represent the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, pharmaceutical and utility industries, among others.


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Legal Insight

Loans, Mortgages and Liens

Understand Your Rights and Obligations
March 3, 2014

Collateral is an essential component of loan transactions. Realty (real estate) or personalty (personal property) can serve as collateral.


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Face of Quality

Management Support for Training

ENHANCING EMPLOYEE SKILL PROVIDES A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
March 3, 2014

Education and training of the organization is important, if not critical, for not only the current health of organizations but future survival as well.


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From The Editor

And The Winner Is...

Awards Shows and the Male Psyche
March 3, 2014

I’ve never been a fan of awards shows. Whether the Emmys, Oscars, or Grammys, I’ve never found myself tuning in.


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Alliance for Performance Excellence Announces 19 Top Award Recipients for 2013

February 3, 2014
The Alliance for Performance Excellence announced that 19 organizations were selected by member programs to receive the top-level recognition - the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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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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