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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!

Focus Priorities

By Jim L. Smith
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The priorities that really matter are the ones in which we invest our interest, our attention, and, most importantly, our action.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Acceptable Quality Level Sampling Can Be Deceptive

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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In business, there are many pink elephant-in-the-room issues, which are not typically discussed. These unchallenged practices or policies often lead to behaviors that result in very unhealthy unintended consequences.
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Never Quit

By Jim L. Smith
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Failures are but stepping-stones on the road to success.
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Take Action

By Jim L. Smith
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When we don't feel like doing what we know we must do, that's actually the best time to go ahead and do it anyway.
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Address the Root Cause

By Jim L. Smith
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When there's a problem in your life, make sure to uncover the root cause to get to the actual core of that problem.
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Make A Difference

By Jim L. Smith
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Once you decide to have a positive outlook you gain positive momentum.
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Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

By Jim L. Smith
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The higher we aim, the higher we will go.
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Don't Allow Assumptions to Hinder Success

By Jim L. Smith
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Be careful not to use assumptions as excuses to avoid action.
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The Dashboard: Measuring the Quality of People and Product

By Joseph Sorrentino
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All companies need a real-time dashboard that represents their external eyes and ears.
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Let Positive Thinking Be Our Guide

By Jim L. Smith
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There is so much we have to express, to experience and to contribute to the fabric of life.
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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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