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The book, "Lean Manufacturing for the Small Shop," is available from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
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GE Fanuc Touts Six Sigma Know-How

General Electric Co. became one of industry's most ardent and best-known practitioners of Six Sigma quality methodologies under former Chairman Jack Welch.
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Customer Service Key to Keeping Clients

Customer service is key when looking to gain and maintain customers. If a company fails to provide the customer service a client feels he or she deserves, the client will seek business elsewhere.
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Newport to Sell Metrology Business

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) has announced that it intends to sell the majority of its Industrial Metrology Systems Div. The division will be sold in two transactions to separate buyers.
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Quality Automotive Standard Released

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released a new version of ISO/TS 16949, a quality management standard aimed at the international automotive sector.
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Learn From Others

While it is not known exactly how many companies have begun the upgrade to ISO 9001: 2000, ISO Management Systems, a journal published by the International Organization for Standardization, sponsored a special report, "Feedback on ISO 9000: 2000 -- Worldwide Round-Up of Early Market Reactions."
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Boeing Delivers Wings Ahead of Schedule

Boeing (Chicago) delivered the wings for the first F-22 production aircraft to Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD) ahead of schedule.
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J.D. Power & Associates Partner to Speak at QED

Harold Krivan, senior partner with J.D. Power & Associates (Westlake Village, CA), will be the keynote speaker at Quality Expo Detroit on June 12. Krivan's address, "Quality: More Important Than Ever," will look at quality from the customer's viewpoint.
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NAM Survey Predicts Increase in Spending

A survey of members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) forecasts that after four consecutive quarters of decline in capital spending, gradual recovery will begin the first half of this year and continue into the second half.
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Shingo Prize Awarded

The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing has announced the recipients of its 14th annual business awards.
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