Management

Editorial: The Cyclical Quality Industry

Bringing things back around.
October 4, 2013

This month’s Quality delves into the idea of things coming back around, but it is by no means innocuous. Reshoring, or insourcing, is a hot topic of conversation amongst companies that continue to strive to bring themselves closer to their customers.


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Management

Why Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes Sense

Experts explain the reasons for thinking global and manufacturing local.
October 1, 2013

Companies that have announced plans to bring production back to the United States—such as Apple, Motorola, Lenovo, and GE.


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Speaking of Quality

Recalls and Violations

There's more than one way to implement quality--correctly or not
September 12, 2013
Searching over headlines, it is difficult to believe there is quality in American products and services.
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Legal Insight

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Follow these steps in planning investigations.
September 10, 2013
Managers should be capable of addressing accusations of employment discrimination and harassment.
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Face of Quality

The Value of a Certified Quality Professional

Certification benefits both you and your organization.
September 9, 2013
In my April 2013 column, I explained Ten Reasons to Invest in Yourself. Due to the number of comments and follow up questions, I thought it worthwhile to do a sequel.
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From the Editor: Connections

The go-between for people and machine.
September 6, 2013

Connections. Making them is a part of our work and personal lives.


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Management

13 Steps to Get Ahead

Follow these best practices to get results in your career.
September 3, 2013
In every place I’ve worked, I’ve noticed a handful of patterns. Some people seem to fit in well, do their work, and usually get the perks—opportunities, raises and promotions. Others are just kind of “there”—they do their work, but they never step up to the plate and rarely get the perks.
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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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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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