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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!

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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Do the Right Thing Right Now

We need to let go of our concerns about what we could have done or should have done.
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Focus Priorities

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

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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The Skills Gap

What is the key to solving the so-called skills gap in the quality industry?
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