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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!

Is "Data Driven" Just Another Buzzword?

By Evan Miller
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One of the common denominators for most quality improvement methodologies is that we must be "data driven."
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Jim's Gems: Facing Challenges

By Jim L. Smith
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Everyday we are faced with challenges that seemingly put roadblocks in our path. We need to train ourselves to view these challenges as opportunities.
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Jim's Gems: Learning and Understanding

By Jim L. Smith
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Continuing to learn is fundamental to adding to our knowledge and understanding.
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Jim's Gems: You Have What It Takes to Succeed

By Jim L. Smith
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Do you ever think about what it takes to be successful? Do you ever think other people are more successful because they are smarter, more "in the know" or better connected?
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Jim's Gems: Managing Time

By Jim L. Smith
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A few things happen to be consuming my time and they have given me pause to think.
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Managing Changing Expectations: Corrective Action and Root Cause

By Peter Sanderson
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Implementing a corrective action system in a company will only have a positive affect when the attitude and vision is correct.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Positive Thinking

By Jim L. Smith
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The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed.
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Learning with Lecky: The Return of Linux

By Ned Lecky
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I never thought I’d say it, but Linux is starting to look like an appealing solution for machine vision application development and deployment.
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Key to Quality: NDT as a Lifelong Passion

By Joseph Sorrentino
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Nondestructive testing is one of my greatest passions, and has held great importance for me during my career.
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Managing Changing Expectations: Manage with Vision

By Peter Sanderson
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When using the term vision for managing an organization, to vision is to look into the future and imagine how much better it can be. After all, is that not what continuous improvement and preventive action really is?
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