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Industry experts and editors of Quality, NDT and Vision & Sensors share their views on the latest in the market and in manufacturing—from management and leadership to process and technology—and we want feedback from engineers, designer, operators, managers and others with something valuable to say about the business of quality!

Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

July 23, 2012
If you're not persistently following your dream, that dream is simply not big enough. You will need to work to expand on that dream until it is big enough and exciting enough to keep your focus continually aligned and unwavering.
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Quality Observations: Management: Control Quality Assurance by Keeping it Simple

July 18, 2012
There is a perception vs. reality when it comes to quality, so an effective quality improvement strategy must comprehend the differences that exist between the two. Both of these must be recognized, understood and managed in order to move forward.
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Jim's Gems: Take Time to Reflect

July 16, 2012
I believe our insights come when we give our minds time to think, without forcing answers at the conscious level.
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Jim's Gems: The Journey is What's Important

July 10, 2012
The effort that we expend to reach a goal or a target is critical to our growth, both professionally and personally.
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Jim's Gems: Accept Responsibility

July 2, 2012
If you are willing to accept full responsibility, there is absolutely no limit to how far you can go.
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Keeping an Eye on Economic Trends

June 26, 2012
It's up to us to keep up with all the promise the manufacturing sector holds for the future.
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Jim's Gems: The Road to Positive Change is Paved with Persistence

June 26, 2012
It’s not our motivation that will produce results-it’s our actions.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Tools in Project Execution Roadmap and Business Management System

June 19, 2012
Organizations need an enhanced system for linking process improvement efforts to the business system so that the enterprise as a whole benefits, and the best tool is used at any given time.
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Process Improvement--Are You Proactive or Reactive?

June 18, 2012
Accountability, awareness and training are the grounds on which to lay the foundation to proactive functioning. These will reduce the problems to a greater extent, but in order to eliminate them, organizations need to have continuous improvement programs and incentives to be placed on the identification and implementation of them.
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Quality Observations: Key Strategies for Effective Problem Solving

June 18, 2012
How does effective problem solving tie in to quality management?
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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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