Articles by Michelle Bangert

Focus on Continuous Improvement

Quality tools remain important no matter what you call them.

During the oil embargo, as drivers lined up at gas stations, the market for small cars took off.


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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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SPC Software at Your Service

Though the concepts haven’t changed, SPC software continues to evolve

Evan Miller recalls an experience a few years ago during an auto industry workshop in Detroit.


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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

Take these Steps to Six Sigma Success

Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control your way to results.

Perhaps you’ve heard that Six Sigma is fading. In some circles Six Sigma is not the amazing continuous improvement methodology that it was once thought to be.


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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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Management

Meet the 2014 Plant of the Year

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

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.

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

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


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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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