Lou Ann Lathrop

Lou Ann Lathrop worked for General Motors Corp. (GM) for more than 26 years in quality engineering, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing and product engineering. Lathrop, a senior member, is past chair for the American Society for Quality - Automotive Division and is a current member of ASQ’s board of directors. She can be contacted at louannlathrop@live.com.


Software & Analysis

Improve Your Quality Records

Computer technology has done amazing things since the first APQP document was published.
By Lou Ann Lathrop
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Delegating and nodding in agreement is not the way to get things done.

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Quality Software & Analysis: APQP Revisited

By Lou Ann Lathrop
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When is the last time you thought about APQP/PPAP? Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP) was originally printed in 1994 with the second edition in 2008.
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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.
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