Articles by Michelle Bangert

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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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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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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The Value of Quality

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

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.

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

Get Smart About Green Manufacturing

Learn how to minimize manufacturing’s environmental impact.

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.

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


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Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
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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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