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Management

100 Ways of Looking at Quality

The companies in our Quality Leadership 100 demonstrate continuous improvement and a commitment to quality.
By Michelle Bangert
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1903 was a big year. The Wright Brothers took to the skies, the Ford Motor Company got on the road, and a young William Boeing left Yale and headed to the West Coast.


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Software

The Evolving World of ERP

The software continues to offer new features that may help your company.
By Michelle Bangert
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If you’re like most companies, you already use ERP software. While enterprise resource planning software is commonplace at most manufacturing companies, the way it is used may not be.


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Measurement

The Complete CMM

Have CMMs with multiple sensors—contact and noncontact—finally matured enough to become a complete measuring tool?
By Martin Morgan
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Most, if not all, quality professionals are aware that multisensor measurement systems have been around for a long time—since the 1980s, as some of us may remember—and they realize the obvious benefits when combining optical and tactile measuring into one system.


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Test & Inspection

Consider CoaXPress

CoaXPress combines the best features of other machine vision interfaces into just one interface solution.
By John Egri
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High-resolution and high-speed digital cameras are taking on a critical role in military and aerospace applications as the industry strives to achieve real-time image acquisition requirements while meeting an ever increasing demand for more “pixels on target.”


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Face of Quality

The Journey to Better Quality

Quality has to be embraced by everyone across the enterprise.
By Jim L. Smith
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Quality giants Joseph M. Juran, W. Edwards Deming and Armand Feigenbaum ushered in the era of total quality management (TQM) 60 years ago.


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Speaking of Quality

Outlook for Manufacturers in 2013

Work with your suppliers, reap the benefit.
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A solid working relationship with your suppliers is essential to your business success. Assessing your risks is also good for business. But is your organization fully engaged in these business practices?


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Other Dimensions

Sorting Out Thread Gaging

Check exactly what you are measuring.
By Hill Cox
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Recent discussions with a customer over problems with threaded parts reminded me just how complicated some measurements can become. 


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Legal Insight

Accidents Happen

Manage and insure automobile risks.
By Bryan Berson
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A company may own a fleet of vehicles, supply some employees with a car as part of their compensation, or cover the cost of a rental for a business trip.


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From the Editor

THE COMEBACK

Why manufacturing here makes sense.
By Michelle Bangert
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I love to read, whether it’s a novel, nonfiction or newspapers. And my friends seem to have similar interests. When talking about books lately, a friend and I realized we were both in the middle of the same one.


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Multimedia

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Podcasts

 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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