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During his keynote address at the NCSL International conference in Sacramento this year, James Rooney made the economic case for quality. Rooney, the chair of the American Society for Quality, or ASQ, sat down with Quality afterwards and described how investments in quality should drive a business.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation wants to highlight the opportunities in manufacturing. Rodney Grover, senior development officer at the SME Education Foundation, explains how the Edge Factor video series, EduFactor classroom videos, and a Reality Redesigned student design competition are trying to give the manufacturing industry a better image. For more information, visit www.edgefactor.com.
In an interview with Quality magazine, Otto Geiseman, business unit manager of Carl Zeiss IMT's Junker & Partner Detroit, describes how fixturing technology can help readers, and explains the fixturing market today. www.carlzeiss.com/metrology
According to a recent Quality reader survey, 97% of respondents said they used plug gages on the shop floor. Learn more about this classic gage.
If you want to calculate how much it costs to make something in the United States, Harry Moser can help. In our second podcast with Quality's 2012 Professional of the Year, Moser explains how to use his Total Cost of Ownership software. For more information, visit www.qualitymag.com or www.reshorenow.org.
In our second podcast with MBX Systems (Wauconda, IL), President Jill Bellak explains today's business climate, plans for growth, and what it's like to work there.
MBX Systems (Wauconda, IL) manufactures computer server appliances. They sell to software companies who want to store their product in an appliance instead of in the cloud. But when you compete against much larger companies as well as offshore component manufacturers, you have to find your place in the market. And MBX competes on quality. Jill Bellak, the company's president, explains their inspection process.
John Spovieri, editor in chief of our sister magazine, Assembly, recently had the opportunity to meet with Jack McDougle of the Council on Competitiveness, and keynote speaker at the upcoming Tech Manufacturer Expo, about the current state of U.S. manufacturing, and how it might get back on track.
The importance of ISO 50001. Interview with Carolyn Campbell, LRQA Lead Assessor and Energy Management Expert
ISO 50001 is the new Global Energy Management System Standard (EnMS). In this LRQA podcast, Carolyn Campbell, LRQA lead assessor and energy management expert, talks about the importance of ISO 50001 to organizations--irrespective of size, sector or location. Carolyn also discusses the ability of ISO 50001 to address the global energy supply, how the standard helps organizations improve energy efficiency and performance, and the link between ISO 50001 and ISO 14001.