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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!

Quality Remix: More on Quality - A Debut Column

By Douglas Burleigh
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This new blog, which will be posted the last week of every other month, will deal with issues of technical competence and ethics as they affect quality. It will address what is wrong with some quality organizations, how they have gone astray, and what the effect is of their failure to fulfill their responsibility.
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Jim's Gems: Nuggets of Opportunity

By Jim L. Smith
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When we make a mistake, it is acceptable to perform an autopsy and think about what happened--but, then, you must quickly get over it. Understand what happened, learn from it, gain wisdom from it and become even more effective than before.
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Quality Remix: GD&T - A Contributor to U.S. Manufacturing's Decline?

By Nathan Corliss
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There should be some training and explanations of proper GD&T evaluation. I wouldn't say it is THE cause of manufacturing's decline, but possibly a contributor.
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Jim's Gems: Do You Choose Success?

By Jim L. Smith
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The ability to achieve and succeed is part of our very nature. If we are vague about what we intend to do, the results we are likely to get will be of minimal value.
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What Is Cheaper Data Really Worth?

By Evan Miller
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A customer example illustrates what cheaper data is really worth.
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Jim's Gems: Effort and Attitude Equal Success

By Jim L. Smith
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What happened on our previous attempts to get something done doesn’t matter much. It is more about what we do now that counts.
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VIDEO BLOG: Search for Knowledge

By Peter Sanderson
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Despite the wealth of information available today, many people often do not search for knowledge.
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Zero Defects Part II: Let Employees Help Improve Quality

By David Crosby
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In part II of his response, Crosby goes into further detail about the reality of implementing zero defects.
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Key to Quality: The Sea Lawyer

By Joseph Sorrentino
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For 20 years, I served in the United States Navy Nuclear SUBSAFE program. Fifteen of those years I spent as a Level III ASNT TC-1A Examiner in the visual, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonic and radiography testing methods.
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VIDEO BLOG: Job Postings, Part II

By Peter Sanderson
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Learn more about job postings and job applications as Peter finishes his two-part series.
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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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