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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: Progressive Improvement is the Key

October 31, 2011
Progressive improvement will outperform postponed perfection. Every time.
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Jim's Gems: Perseverance

October 24, 2011
We need to be mindful that history has continually demonstrated that times of great difficulty and challenge are also times of great opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: Clarity

October 17, 2011
When we concentrate our attention on specific issues, whether they be goals, problems or people, we bring all our energies to them and shut out the irrelevant noise.
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Jim's Gems: What Will You Choose Today?

October 10, 2011
Every day presents new and exciting opportunities. Today is no different.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enhancing Process Capability Reporting

October 4, 2011
The following presents an alternative to Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk process capability indices.
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Jim's Gems: What's Your Vision?

October 3, 2011
A clear vision is all you need.
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Jim's Gems: Success May Lie Elsewhere

September 26, 2011
Be careful not to attach your sense of fulfillment too tightly to specific outcomes and circumstances. For there are far more possibilities than you may have yet imagined.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Get Comfortable

September 19, 2011
We are at our best when we are moving toward a meaningful, positive and ambitious goal. As each goal is reached, we need to use the position we've attained to stretch even higher.
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Don't Fear Failure

September 12, 2011
A comfort zone becomes a dreary and dismal place to take up permanent residence.
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Issues With Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk Process Capability Indices Reporting

September 6, 2011
For regions of stability, process capability indices can be used to describe how the process is performing relative to specification limits.
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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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