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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!

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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Never Quit

Failures are but stepping-stones on the road to success.
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Take Action

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

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

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

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

Be careful not to use assumptions as excuses to avoid action.
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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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2015 January

Check out the January 2015 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

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