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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: Perseverance

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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?

By Jim L. Smith
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Every day presents new and exciting opportunities. Today is no different.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enhancing Process Capability Reporting

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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The following presents an alternative to Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk process capability indices.
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Jim's Gems: What's Your Vision?

By Jim L. Smith
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A clear vision is all you need.
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Jim's Gems: Success May Lie Elsewhere

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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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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Let Our Imagination Work

By Jim L. Smith
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Where our mind consistently goes, the rest of us will follow.
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