Green Manufacturing

CyberMetrics Announces New Leadership of the Asset Management Division in Mexico and Latin America

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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Jennifer Tret
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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.
By Darryl Seland
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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.
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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.
By Jim L. Smith
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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Webinar: Spearheading Growth in Troubled Times

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The Harrington Institute Fellows are hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, May 1.


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2013 'The MFG Meeting' Draws Nearly 700

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The 2014 MFG Meeting will be held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ, March 5-8.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

By Matthew Barsalou
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In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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 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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