Articles by Michelle Bangert

How to Turn Training into Learning

The important thing is to apply what you’ve learned.

Jim Smith will make you believe in training. During his long career at Caterpillar, he signed up for every course he could, worked his way from the shop floor to senior management, and eventually developed training courses for others at the company.


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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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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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