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Quality Blog
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: Understanding Creativity

March 15, 2010
In every life, in every situation, there are opportunities to be creative.
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Quality Remix: VOC and VOP Loops Explained

March 8, 2010
Both the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and Voice of the Process (VOP) have an important role in evaluating our systems and processes.
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Jim's Gems: Control Your Thoughts and Succeed

March 8, 2010
By accepting what you can't do, you can free up much time and energy that can be devoted to what you can do. By accepting the things you can't change, you give yourself power and effectiveness over the areas where you can make a difference.
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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part II

February 26, 2010
UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together about how to accomplish difficult goals. This is Part II of my two-part series.
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VIDEO BLOG: A Fair Wage

February 24, 2010
Peter stresses the importance of a fair wage and good working conditions in part four of Creating a North American Value Standard.
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Perspectives in Vision: On Minnesota Fats and Machine Vision

February 23, 2010
Have you ever watched the performances of any of the truly great billiard players? It is pure artistry: the strategy, the angles, the spin.
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NDT Round-Up: Going Where the Work Is

February 23, 2010
Several years ago, when the economy was humming along and there was strong demand for qualified NDT professionals, we spent a great deal of time advising job candidates on the merits of relocating.
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Quality Remix: Six Problems I have with Six Sigma, Part III

February 15, 2010
I have big problems with the Six Sigma approach, and would not recommend it to anyone. Let me tell you the 3rd and 4th problems I have with Six Sigma in Part III of this blog.
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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part I

February 12, 2010
UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together on accomplishing difficult goals. Hopefully, you might find something in here, which might be of some value--even if only as a thought-provoker! Look for Part II next week!
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Quality Remix: Voice of the Process Loop

February 8, 2010
To improve quality, you need to pay attention to the Voice of the Process. You need to stabilize your processes and then systematically reduce chronic variation.
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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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