Management

Management

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.
August 14, 2013

Green manufacturing doesn’t have to involve solar power and wind turbines. It can be turning equipment to a lower setting when not in use, switching the lighting, or even changing a plant’s operating hours in order to save electricity.


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Speaking of Quality

Charting The Process With the Help of a Turtle

Map the process. Chart the process. Get the turtle!
August 12, 2013

Process maps and flowcharts are essential for your QMS. However, these tools are mistaken for the same tool and used interchangeably.


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Management

Lean Manufacturing Processes Have Measurable Results

American and Asian manufacturers view the lean philosophy differently.
August 9, 2013

According to Smith, lean is not just for manufacturing but it is a philosophy that can be applied to any environment to reduce waste.


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Legal Insight

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Learn more about these expansion strategies—and the risks involved.
August 9, 2013

Suppose a company wants to expand into a foreign market or combine its product with that of another firm. One of the quickest and most effective ways to accomplish this is through a strategic alliance or joint venture (JV) with another business.


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Face of Quality

Foundation for Defect-Based Metrics

Two questions form the foundation for a defect-based metric system.
August 7, 2013

A defect happens when the outcome of any process, whether to manufacture a product or provide a service, does not produce the expected outcome.


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Vision & Sensors - Standards

The Business Benefits of Machine Vision Standards

Meet the Future Standards Forum (FSF) of the machine vision industry.
July 9, 2013

Standardization is incredibly important to any industry, and none more so than the relatively complex and globally distributed machine vision industry.


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Other Dimensions

How to Get Accurate Calibration Prices

Prevent problems and price changes by following these tips.
July 9, 2013

Many calibration customers become frustrated with their calibration sources because of price changes after they’ve sent a purchase order and the gages to the lab.


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Market Analysis

Cost-Effective Gages: Continue to Woo End Users

Research indicates average growth for the global gages market.
July 8, 2013

While most metrology markets are extremely challenged by the sluggish economy, the global gages market remains relatively well-positioned primarily due to its cost-effectiveness.


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Management

Take a Look at the State of the Profession

The quality profession creates satisfied employees—and profitable companies.
July 5, 2013

Our annual survey offers insights into the quality field, including salaries, job satisfaction, quality improvements, and a demographic overview of industry professionals.


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Legal Insight

Public Companies: Proxies and Annual Meetings

Proxy voting has become a widely-used governance tool.
July 5, 2013

Corporate governance encompasses a labyrinth of laws, regulations, rules, and documents.


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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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