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Penny Pritzker Announces 12 New Manufacturing Communities

The initiative is designed to accelerate manufacturing nationwide.


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AME Innovation Summit Features Breakthrough and Lean-Minded Thinking

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to present its Innovation Summit in Irvine, CA, March 13-14. Leading industry innovators and longtime lean and innovation advocates will converge at the Irvine Marriot to share exclusive insider knowledge with attendees.
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President Obama Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

North Carolina headquartered consortium of 18 companies and 6 universities partnering with the federal government to strengthen U.S. manufacturing
The President announced new steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires.
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CyberMetrics Announces New Leadership of the Asset Management Division in Mexico and Latin America

Though FaciliWorks CMMS is already used by hundreds of Mexican companies, there is still an enormous number of potential clients who are in need of a system like FaciliWorks.


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Management

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.

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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Test & Inspection

Time for Environmental Testing

Materials testing, including environmental testing, plays an increasingly significant role in the entire manufacturing process.

Materials are designed to withstand the environment and stress to which they will be subjected. The properties of a material or component involve not only the elemental composition but manufacturing processes such as heat treatment and machining processes.


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From the Editor

Control

The key to improving processes and getting certified.

The official definition of the word “control” is: to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; or to adjust to a requirement.


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Speaking of Quality

The Quality Toolbox for Supply Chain Management

Helping improve the emotional fabric of customer-supplier relations.

In March 2013, Lululemon, a billion-dollar Canadian athletic apparel company, made headlines after the media got wind of an unusual story. The Vancouver-based company recalled its popular black yoga pants after customers complained that the active wear was too sheer.


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Face of Quality

Organizational Culture and Work

Understand the variables that affect employee self-determination.

Recently a discussion centered on organizational empowerment, its relationship to employee self-determination, and the impact on opportunity. The following is a summary of a recent conversation with one of our readers.


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Management

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.

Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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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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