Automotive

Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.

Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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Software & Analysis

The Essential Tool of GD&T

The primary purpose of GD&T is to make the drawing specifications clear and unambiguous.

“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”


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Measurement

In-Line Gaging Systems Can Impact More Than Just Part Quality

Learn more about the world of in-line gaging.

The rapid growth of in-line gaging over the last few years has been focused primarily on the use of this approach as a tool for improving quality.


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Case Study

Materials Testing Supports Quality In Automotive Manufacturing

Supplier of testing solutions partners with leading auto makers to meet new challenges.

The global automobile industry is reaching record levels with the production of more than 80 million units in 2011 supported by more than EU 50 billion investment in research and development, according to BDW Automotive.


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Case Study

Tribal Knowledge

Capture Functional Knowledge, Customs, Language and Best Practices to Create Repeatable Processes Company-Wide.

In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized while “winging it’ is verboten. And for good reason: process equals discipline, safety and efficiency.


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Case Study

Companies Save Millions By Reducing Warranty Return Rates by 50% or More

How savvy CEOs are finding unique ways to increase profitability by substantially reducing warranty claims.

Faced with slimmer profit margins in a shrinking economy, today’s leaders of manufacturing businesses find themselves scrutinizing every aspect of their business model to find ways to shave costs.  Profitability targets are getting harder and harder to attain, while ever-present threats of economic trouble loom ever larger.


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Quality 101

Probing Capabilities Explained

Learn more about advances in probing technology.

Today’s manufacturers have plenty of options when it comes to probes, as advances in probing technology have allowed for better and faster machining operations.


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GD&T Workshop

GD&T Functionality

A good way to learn more about GD&T is to critique its application.

GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.


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Speaking of Quality

Automotive Quality Improvement Teams

Facilitating and improving a company's supply chain.

As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.


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Legal Insight

Risk Avoidance

Avoiding and managing risks with insurance.

Risk can’t be discussed in general terms. Risks are specific in nature. Executives, entrepreneurs and consumers should identify and describe risks as articulately as possible.


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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 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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