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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!

Key to Quality: Interpreting Requirements and Standards

Standards and specifications do not provide an enjoyable reading experience. There are no metaphors or similes as in poetry. There is no mayhem or suspense like you would find in a good mystery novel; no jokes as in a comedy; and worse yet, no plot or climatic ending.
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Jim's Gems: Challenges Make Us Stronger

When the challenges we face seem to be getting more daunting, it likely means that we're making real progress. As we set challenging goals, the difficulty to succeed usually takes more effort.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - A Debut Column

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

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

In part II of his response, Crosby goes into further detail about the reality of implementing zero defects.
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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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