Michelle Bangert

Michelle Bangert is the editor of Quality Magazine.

ARTICLES

Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
April 1, 2014

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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Management

Meet the 2014 Plant of the Year

Learn more about TRW Automotive’s Fowlerville, MI, plant.
March 3, 2014

Even if cars of the future drive themselves, it takes a lot of people to make those cars safe. The people at TRW Automotive work hard to make cars as safe as possible, no matter what type of car it is, or who is driving it.


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Meet the Quality Leadership 100

Learn more about quality practices at these top companies.
February 3, 2014

There is no one right way to achieve high quality. In fact, there could be 100 different ways to achieve it. To that end, our Quality Leadership 100 survey recognizes dozens of top-performing plants for their dedication to quality.


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Medical Device Manufacturing

January 3, 2014
Whether it’s an insulin pump, respirator or pacemaker, medical devices obviously require extremely high quality.


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The Value of Quality

Investing in quality makes a difference, according to Quality’s 14th Annual Spending Survey
December 6, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how your company’s spending patterns compare to others, we here at Quality Magazine aim to help.


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Quality 101

Meet the New Microscopes

Today many microscopes can magnify parts in three dimensions, allowing for a more complete view of your part.
October 26, 2013

Adrianus Pijper, in the South African Journal of Science, called the microscope “man’s noblest, supreme, and most far-reaching tool,” according to the Microscopy Society of America. And this was in 1939.


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Management

Why Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes Sense

Experts explain the reasons for thinking global and manufacturing local.
October 1, 2013

Companies that have announced plans to bring production back to the United States—such as Apple, Motorola, Lenovo, and GE.


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Management

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.
August 14, 2013

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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Software & Analysis

Simulation City

Simulation software can improve decision making—and the manufacturing process.
August 7, 2013

Monte Carlo simulations, named for the city in Monaco, were developed during the 1940s with the Manhattan Project.


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Management

Take a Look at the State of the Profession

The quality profession creates satisfied employees—and profitable companies.
July 5, 2013

Our annual survey offers insights into the quality field, including salaries, job satisfaction, quality improvements, and a demographic overview of industry professionals.


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Multimedia

Videos

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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