Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.

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.

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

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Meet the 2014 Plant of the Year

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

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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Smart Manufacturing

Will it become the next big continuous improvement model?

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

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


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

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

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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Meet the Quality Leadership 100

Learn more about quality practices at these top companies.

There is no one right way to achieve high quality. In fact, there could be 100 different ways to achieve it. To that end, our Quality Leadership 100 survey recognizes dozens of top-performing plants for their dedication to quality.

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Give Audits a Chance

Instead of viewing them as a necessary evil, focus on the benefits

Standards, whether ISO or not, are essential because they offer guidance for ensuring your organization’s products and services consistently meet customer requirements.

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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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