Green Manufacturing

Test & Inspection

Time for Environmental Testing

Materials testing, including environmental testing, plays an increasingly significant role in the entire manufacturing process.
May 10, 2013

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.
May 10, 2013

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.
May 8, 2013

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.
May 2, 2013

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.
May 1, 2013

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

April 23, 2013

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


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2013 'The MFG Meeting' Draws Nearly 700

April 16, 2013

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

April 4, 2013

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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Apriso Celebrates 20 Years in Business

March 12, 2013

Apriso provides platform-based IT solutions designed to simplify highly complex operational environments.


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January U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders off 12.2% from January 2012

March 11, 2013

These numbers and all data in this report are based on the totals of actual data reported by companies participating in the USMTO program. 


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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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