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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!

Jim's Gems: Aiming Too Low

By Jim L. Smith
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When you’ve reached the goal that you have set for yourself, refocus and set another, further-reaching goal.
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Key to Quality: Understand COTS, Prevent Disaster

By Joseph Sorrentino
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Materials science is one of the oldest forms of engineering and applied science. One of the responsibilities of an engineer, or NDT inspector, is to investigate the relationship between the
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Managing Changing Expectations: Attitude and Vision

By Peter Sanderson
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Often we forget the most important attributes of achieving success and focus solely on our quality management system.
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The Data Heads: Selecting Statistical Software for Six Sigma

By Evan Miller
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Dr. Neil Polhemus, CTO at StatPoint Technologies (and publisher of StatGraphics) contributed a great article in the current issue of Quality Magazine about selecting statistical software for Six Sigma. In
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Jim's Gems: Efficiency or Effectiveness?

By Jim L. Smith
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The words effectiveness and efficiency are used often and, at times, there seems to be a fine line between the two terms.
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Key to Quality: AS9100C - Driven by Globalization, Required for Success

By Joseph Sorrentino
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AS9100C changes are reviewed in depth.
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Learning with Lecky: Keep it Close

By Ned Lecky
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Beware of outsourcing prototype design.
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Managing Expectations: Great Expectations

By Peter Sanderson
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A quality or a management system is ultimately designed to manage expectations at all levels.
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Jim's Gems: The Real Value is in the Effort

By Jim L. Smith
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Whether on the shop floor or at home, the journey made and effort expended toward your goals is the real accomplishment.
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