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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!

Keeping an Eye on Economic Trends

By Genevieve Diesing
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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?

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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

By Ashley Osgood
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How does effective problem solving tie in to quality management?
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Jim's Gems: Sharp Focus

By Jim L. Smith
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Most of us live in a culture that presents us with a bewildering array of options. But the confusion of too many options will largely disappear once we learn how to focus.
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Jim's Gems: Develop a Survivor Mentality

By Jim L. Smith
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In contrast to the participants in the glut of reality shows, which only seem to bring out the worst in human behavior, the real survivors in life have developed personalities that allow them more options.
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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

By Jim L. Smith
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What does the sugar pill have in common with our personal or professional potential? A lot, from my perspective.
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Jim's Gems: Self Talk Affects Your Image

By Jim L. Smith
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There is no better way to ensure an ample supply of pain in your life than the destructive habit of self talk. This internal commentary can profoundly affect your self-esteem.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Comfort Zone

By Jim L. Smith
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What have you gotten used to over time that you never really meant to happen?
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