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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!

NDT Round-Up: Hiring vs. Recruiting

By Michael Serabian
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The difference between hiring and recruiting is huge.
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VIDEO BLOG: North American Values

By Peter Sanderson
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In part three of Peter's value standard series, he responds to comments on his North American Value Standard.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - Quality Mismanagement

By Douglas Burleigh
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Quality departments are sometimes used as a dumping ground for unwanted or failed managers and being sent to QA may be viewed as a career dead end. The only qualification these people possess is that they are viewed as compliant and loyal to upper management, and they will do whatever they are asked in order to keep their jobs.
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Jim's Gems: Self-Image Works

By Jim L. Smith
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UPDATED WEEKLY! Others will often try to tell us who they think we are, but we certainly don't need to pay any attention to them. Instead, decide to see yourself as the person you would most truly like to be.
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Jim's Gems: Recharge Your Efforts

By Jim L. Smith
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How we think and act has an effect on the outcome we get. Let the challenges of life be an energy source to use and recharge your efforts.
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Quality Remix: Six Problems I have with Six Sigma, Part II

By David C. Crosby
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I have big problems with the Six Sigma approach, and would not recommend it to anyone. Let me tell you the second problem I have with Six Sigma in Part II of this blog.
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Learning with Lecky: Machine Vision in Transportation?

By Ned Lecky
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I am seeing more and more quality control and machine vision applications in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), where automated inspection of vehicles and their contents is performed for border control, port security and rail inspection applications.
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Jim's Gems: The Price of Success

By Jim L. Smith
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It is persistence that helps us succeed at what we strive to accomplish and success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after everyone else has let go.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - Independence

By Douglas Burleigh
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QA must be independent of manufacturing and production. When quality is located under manufacturing or production engineering in the organization chart, there is at least the appearance of a conflict of interest.
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Jim's Gems: Lowering Expectations

By Jim L. Smith
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When things are not going our way, it can be tempting to lower expectations. Yet, strange as it may sound, the best step might be just the opposite: not to lower our expectations, but raise them higher.
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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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