Michelle Bangert

Michelle Bangert

Michelle Bangert is the managing editor of Quality Magazine.

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Ever Forward

Continuous improvement is not just a slogan for Quality’s 2015 Plant of the Year

Karen Spencer had never before considered applying for the Plant of the Year award. But, one Saturday afternoon last year, she came across an application in the magazine, and felt compelled to apply.


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Top Quality

Check out the results of this year’s Quality Leadership 100 survey.

It’s award season. Of course, for those in the movie business, there’s the Oscars at the end of the month, but for those in the quality profession, you can still earn some recognition in the pages of this magazine.


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The Importance of Quality

One of the top reasons to invest in new equipment is reducing scrap and rework, according to Quality’s 15th Annual Spending Survey.

Although the holiday rush is over, this month is still the height of shopping season for quality professionals.


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Manufacturing Green

Green manufacturing has been around for longer than you might think. And it shows no sign of disappearing.

Green manufacturing might seem like a flavor of the month. Perhaps it seems to have cropped up as “An Inconvenient Truth” hit the scene.


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Job Satisfaction and New Skills

The quality professionals surveyed said they are happy with their work and looking to improve their skills.

Quality professionals like what they do. According to respondents from Quality’s 14th annual State of the Profession Survey, half of respondents said they are highly satisfied with their job and 44% said they are moderately satisfied.


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Management

How to Get the Most Out of Lean

Focus on continuous improvement—not the vocabulary behind it.

Around 1999, Hypertherm Inc. changed the manufacture of one of their products from a “craft style,” in which one person built the entire product from start to finish, to a team approach.


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Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.

Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.


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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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2015 March

The March 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's 2015 Plant of the Year.

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