Articles by Michelle Bangert

Management

Why Manufacturing in the U.S. Makes Sense

Experts explain the reasons for thinking global and manufacturing local.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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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Management

Take the Fear Out of Audits

Audits don’t have to be big, scary events. Done right, they can help a company improve.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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

By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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.
By Michelle Bangert
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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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 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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