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2013 December

Check out the December 2013 edition of Quality Magazine for features and new products.

Bridging the Skills Gap to Hire Qualified Workers

Despite increased hiring, the need to fill the skills gap still persists
December 6, 2013

Industrial manufacturing forecasts are optimistic according to PwC’s Q3 2013 Manufacturing Barometer, which surveys U.S. based executives in large multinational industrial businesses. Industries are hiring in a myriad of quality sectors including aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, green manufacturing and technology.


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The Value of Quality

Investing in quality makes a difference, according to Quality’s 14th Annual Spending Survey
December 6, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered how your company’s spending patterns compare to others, we here at Quality Magazine aim to help.


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Trends in Equipment Budgeting

While equipment budgets are as important as ever, the new budget seeks to determine ROI first with rented equipment
December 6, 2013
Joe Lendway knows a thing or two about the importance of maintaining quality in a full-scale operation—and therefore the importance of budgeting for it. Lendway is the quality manager at Top Tool, a manufacturer of precision metal stamping components whose high standards earned it 2013’s Quality Plant of the Year award.
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The Vitruvian Man

The human factor
December 4, 2013

It’s been said that the human body is a marvel, the greatest machine ever designed. It’s not hard to find confirmation of that statement in the other machines man has designed and built.


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The Future of the Quality Profession

Whatever your goals, there is a place for you in the quality profession
December 6, 2013

“In the future, quality will be a measure to understand which product is more comfortable to human, society, and earth. Quality of human life will be focused on.”


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Face of Quality: Transforming the Quality Profession

Even without a crystal ball, one can see changes ahead
December 4, 2013

Recently I had a conversation with a senior quality engineer at a large manufacturing operation about the future of the quality profession. There is no definite answer because no one has a crystal ball but a transformation has been underway. There have been several studies published and many articles, including some by this author, written on this issue.


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Legal Insights: Building Conflict Competence

Improve conflict resolution and workplace mediation
December 6, 2013

Feuds, politics and turf wars waste effort and distract personnel from serving customers and generating revenue. An organization should multiply individuals’ efforts. Personnel create goods and services, and customers transform them into revenues by purchasing them. Viewed as a supply chain, departments within an organization are consumers of other departments’ products.


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Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?
December 4, 2013

There are a number of documents dealing with the calibration of thread gages purporting to be “standards” that are really more like training manuals. There is a need out there for this information but invariably, instead of sticking to the metrology involved, they delve into quality decisions and things start to come off the rails.


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Products

the latest products to help you improve your manufacturing process
December 6, 2013

the latest products to help you improve your manufacturing process


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Multimedia

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 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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