Articles by Praveen Gupta

Manufacturing Excellence: Old Dog, Same Tricks

Everyone believes that process is a simple thing to manage and there is nothing more to learn about it. Our work environment inspires us to do what is needed.
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Manufacturing Excellence: A Foundation for Improvement and Excellence

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the ASQ Automotive Division’s annual conference. There were excellent speakers throughout the day, but one who garnered a lot of attention was Ford Motor Co.’s Bennie Fowler, group vice president, global quality and new model launch. He gave an excellent presentation on the One Ford Program. One Ford is the mission set forth by Ford-One Team, One Plan, One Goal-to deliver profitable growth for all.
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Manufacturing Excellence: The Art and Sense of Good Audits

To design a good internal quality audit system, one must clearly define and communicate the intent of the audits.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Barrier to Excellence: ISO 9001 Deployment

ISO 9001 systems were designed to help business gain from the cumulative experience of best-in-class companies.
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Manufacturing Excellence: The Role of ISO 9001 Standards

It has been more than 20 years since the ISO 9000 series of standards was launched.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Manufacturing Perfection in 2010

Make a resolution to be perfect and creative in everything you do in 2010.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Still the Best

American manufacturing has been taking flack for more than 20 years. The funny thing is that nothing has changed, and there may even have been some improvement. Still, our problems remain the same.
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Manufacturing Excellence: Can Sustainability be Sustained?

We are at the same stage where the environment is overworked, and in order to move toward sustainability, we need to cut personal consumption of everything. I mean everything.
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Manufacturing Excellence: On the Edge and Out of the Crisis

The manufacturing crisis began in the mid-80s with international competition in the automotive industry. Instead of being recognized as a technical supremacy, experts attributed the competition to cost. In reality, it was the competitor’s superior performance, rather than cost, that challenged the manufacturing capabilities of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Manufacturing Excellence: A Prerequisite for Innovation

Large corporations in the United States must do something differently. For more than 25 years, manufacturing corporations tried to improve operations irrespective of their size-be it GM, Ford or a small company in a remote area. However, outsourcing of manufacturing continued and was followed by outsourcing of non-manufacturing operations.
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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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