October is National Quality Month; November is World Quality Month.
October 1, 2016
With the signing of Proclamation 5249, President Ronald Reagan created National Quality Month. Since 1984, American companies have been observing National Quality Month as an opportunity to promote quality initiative awareness and celebrate the wins.
Quality inspectors are the essence of any organization.
September 1, 2016
In one of its simplest definitions, quality represents the state of conformance to requirements. To be able to determine this conformance, we need to compare the product or service to established standard.
During my courses preparing quality professionals to successfully take certification exams offered by American Society for Quality (ASQ), one topic that constantly comes up is the challenge of getting organizational management to support quality initiatives.
Quality plays an important role in products and services for customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Inspection is a function of quality discipline. An inspection is, most generally, an organized examination or formal evaluation activity.
This month the ASQ/APQC Global State of Quality 2 Research will be released. ASQ and APQC have partnered again to examine the Global State of Quality. As the research did in 2013, the Global State of Quality 2 Research once again aims to further advance the world’s understanding of quality’s impact. The goal of this year’s report is to examine trends that have continued to evolve from the 2013 Discoveries report, as well as identify new trends within the quality industry.
ASQ St. Louis is sponsoring our annual Quality Conference. Our Program includes a St. Louis quality icon in Sr. Mary Jean Ryan, who led SSM Health Care to be the first healthcare organization in the United States to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. While learning from the past, we also look to the future with Matthew Porter, CEO of Contegix, an award winning, managed hosting, cloud computing and colocation service provider based in St. Louis.