Articles by Michelle Bangert

Management

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.
May 1, 2013

Charlie Clark was once auditing a company when a box of out-of-calibration gages fell from the ceiling.


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Management

A Real Professional

The 2013 Quality Professional of the Year is a meticulous, detail-oriented auditor who makes the audit process easier.
April 2, 2013

Bill Arbogast, our 2013 Quality Professional of the Year, almost became an architect.


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From the Editor

Meet Our Professional of the Year

Those in the quality field deserve some attention.
April 2, 2013

Although we here at Quality operate on a much narrower scale, profiling those individuals who are not household names, we also want to recognize those who stood out.


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Management

Tight Tolerances at Top Tool

March 1, 2013

Collaboration with customers, aggressive miniaturization, and advanced part qualification have earned this micro stamping component supplier the title of 2013 Quality Plant of Year.


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From the Editor

Make it Better

Why continuous improvement should be a constant.
March 1, 2013

While weather might not be a good reason to visit Minneapolis in January, I recently went to Minnesota to visit Top Tool Co., our 2013 Quality Plant of the Year.


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Management

100 Ways of Looking at Quality

The companies in our Quality Leadership 100 demonstrate continuous improvement and a commitment to quality.
February 1, 2013

1903 was a big year. The Wright Brothers took to the skies, the Ford Motor Company got on the road, and a young William Boeing left Yale and headed to the West Coast.


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Software

The Evolving World of ERP

The software continues to offer new features that may help your company.
February 1, 2013

If you’re like most companies, you already use ERP software. While enterprise resource planning software is commonplace at most manufacturing companies, the way it is used may not be.


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From the Editor

THE COMEBACK

Why manufacturing here makes sense.
February 1, 2013

I love to read, whether it’s a novel, nonfiction or newspapers. And my friends seem to have similar interests. When talking about books lately, a friend and I realized we were both in the middle of the same one.


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Management

Problem Solved

Learn how the theory of inventive problem solving could work for you.
January 3, 2013

Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.


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From The Editor

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Reading about the industry and its future.
January 3, 2013

As I write this, America has just reelected a president, celebrated a holiday of family and probably too many mashed potatoes, and started preparing for the New Year. By the time you read this, the country will be beginning resolution season.


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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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