Management

The Quality Improvement Gap

If Everyone Supports Improvement, Why Isn't Everything Getting Better?
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A number of years ago it was my pleasure to become acquainted with Philip B. Crosby, author of “Quality is Free” and a number of other books on quality and leadership.


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What Do You Call A Leader With No Followers?

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In his 2013 Forbes article, “What is Leadership?,” Kevin Kruse attempts to define the subject by first analyzing what leadership is not, or more accurately, how individuals and organizations have mis-defined it.


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Manufacturers Value Experienced Workers but Need New Talent to Continue

By Eileen Markowitz
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In the decades since Matt waded into the family business, technology has invigorated his company and enriched his professional life in ways he could never have imagined.
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New Clinkenbeard Quality Manager Has 30 Years Experience

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Karen Spencer has 30 years of experience in quality management in aerospace, aviation, medical, automotive and manufacturing. She recently joined Clinkenbeard as its new full-time Quality Manager.
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Learn How Life Insurance Could Affect Your Business

Avoid estate and gift taxes with life insurance trusts.
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Contrary to what many people think, the proceeds of life insurance policies are not tax free. That does not necessarily mean that an estate will have to pay tax on the proceeds though.


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Ready, Set, Goal!

Setting goals helps us choose where we want to go in life
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With the beginning of the New Year it is time to think about setting goals. It shouldn’t be restricted to a once a year exercise, but that’s the way many of us think.


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Managing Change

And its risks
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The one constant in life is change. No matter the status quo or how great the plan, one can almost guarantee that something will come along to alter that status quo, or bump that great plan of course.


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A Plan for Improvement

Many models are available for continuous improvement.
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A management systems standard (MSS) provides an internationally agreed-upon model for organizations to follow to ensure the proper handling of day-to-day operations.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.
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There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
By Genevieve Diesing
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One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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Multimedia

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Podcasts

 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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