Articles and information covering management philosophies and organizational methodology in quality control.



What’s Missing from Most Cost of Quality Programs?

April 10, 2014

For executives competing in today’s socially connected world, there has never been less room for error.

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MTI Helps Robots Inspire Interest in Manufacturing

April 2, 2014

MTI Systems, Inc. announced its support to the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics club, “MIGHTY Mechanics” (Agawam, MA) – striving to help inspire students interest towards a manufacturing career.

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Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
April 1, 2014

Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.

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Guest Column

The Risks of Offshoring

Beware of pseudo cost savings.
April 1, 2014

Much of offshoring occurred due to corporate failure to do the math, to consider all of the associated costs, strategic impacts and risks. The Reshoring Initiative’s free online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ is available to help companies do the math.

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From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
April 1, 2014

Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.

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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.
April 1, 2014

All organizations have a culture, what noted anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel defined as “the integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not the result of biological inheritance”

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Legal Insight

Are You and Your Business Prepared To Handle Long-Term Disability?

Consider long-term disability policies carefully.
April 1, 2014

Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family.

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Meet the 2014 Plant of the Year

Learn more about TRW Automotive’s Fowlerville, MI, plant.
March 3, 2014

Even if cars of the future drive themselves, it takes a lot of people to make those cars safe. The people at TRW Automotive work hard to make cars as safe as possible, no matter what type of car it is, or who is driving it.

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Speaking of Quality

Smart Manufacturing

Will it become the next big continuous improvement model?
March 3, 2014

In January, ASQ released the latest Manufacturing Outlook Survey. Respondents to the ASQ survey represent the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, pharmaceutical and utility industries, among others.

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Legal Insight

Loans, Mortgages and Liens

Understand Your Rights and Obligations
March 3, 2014

Collateral is an essential component of loan transactions. Realty (real estate) or personalty (personal property) can serve as collateral.

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Internal Auditor Training for AS9100

Saint Louis, MO
United States
Get aerospace industry-specific auditing training. This course teaches you to develop, implement, and audit an internal quality system that meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100. Read More

International Manufacturing Technology Show - IMTS 2014

McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

Where else can you meet the minds that are moving manufacturing forward? Nowhere but IMTS 2014.

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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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