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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!

A Standard for Reporting

Often I wonder why industries and companies do not have a standard on reporting performance and quality.
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The Path to Success is Responsibility

Responsibility can be the catalyst that fully engages the best of who we truly are.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Assessing The Effectiveness of AQL In An Organization

If AQL testing is commonplace in an organization, consider viewing the AQL’s department activity as a process where input to the process is various types of batches that enter this process.
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What Happens When Quality Becomes A Neon Sign?

Many of us will have to rethink our definition of quality and modify our decision-making process.
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Jim's Gems: Opportunities Abound

There are more valuable opportunities available today than there have ever been before. And they grow more numerous with each passing moment.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Does AQL Testing Answer the Wrong (Not Best) Question?

Sometimes we might be wasting too many resources attempting to answer the wrong question with much accuracy, or to the third decimal place.
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Jim's Gems: Rise to the Challenge

If everything was free and required no effort, nothing would have any value. If there were no challenges in life, there would be no place in which to create achievement and a feeling of accomplishment.
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Jim's Gems: Be Open to Opportunity

Have you ever attempted to hide from your mistakes or pretend they didn't happen? You probably answered “yes” because most of us, being human, have done this from time to time.
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Jim's Gems: Stop Worrying-Just Do It

The one thing that inhibits our journey to success is worry. Sometimes worry consumes us. We need to take another approach.
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Example That Highlights Challenges With Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) Testing

A previous blog, AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) sampling can be deceptive, described issues with AQL testing. This blog will elaborate more on this point using an example.
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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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