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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: Don't Waste What You Have

By Jim L. Smith
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Fighting against what already is will only slow us down and distract us from doing our very best.
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Jim's Gems: It's Our Choice

By Jim L. Smith
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Our feelings in any moment in time are ours to choose.
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Jim's Gems: Focus Your Thoughts

By Jim L. Smith
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Are your thoughts consumed with worry about what you do not want? If so, then it is very likely that you'll soon grow to accept those undesirable and unwanted things as inevitable, and attract them, like a magnet, into your life.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Applying 30,000-Foot-Level Predictive Metrics to Business Scorecards

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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An IEE value chain describes at a high-level what the organization does and the measurement of each function relative to a quality, cost and time assessment.
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Jim's Gems: Be Open to Challenges

By Jim L. Smith
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We should be eager to take on difficult tasks. They are the ones that enable us to create great value.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Settle for Less

By Jim L. Smith
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Being inspired for a lifetime is what actually achieves good and wonderful results.
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Jim's Gems: Turn Problems into Opportunities

By Jim L. Smith
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Whether or not something is a problem depends on the way we respond.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Thought

By Jim L. Smith
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We need to choose thoughts that give energy to our most cherished values and most treasured goals.
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Shifting the Paradigm: 30,000-Foot-Level Metrics Provide Predictive Scorecards

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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An IEE value chain describes at a high-level what the organization does and the measurement of each function relative to a quality, cost, and time assessment.
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Jim's Gems: Progressive Improvement is the Key

By Jim L. Smith
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Progressive improvement will outperform postponed perfection. Every time.
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