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Failing To Plan

IS PLANNING TO FAIL

Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This quote is attributed to Benjamin Franklin and is a clever and lasting summation of the importance of having a plan of attack for just about everything we do.


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Quality and the Beginning of Standardization

AS WE AWAIT NEW STANDARDS, LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK.

Although the latest revision of the ISO 9001 quality management standard will not be released until later this year, many companies are already investigating what 9001:2015 will mean to their quality management systems.


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Ever Forward

Continuous improvement is not just a slogan for Quality’s 2015 Plant of the Year

Karen Spencer had never before considered applying for the Plant of the Year award. But, one Saturday afternoon last year, she came across an application in the magazine, and felt compelled to apply.


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Consider DMAIC

Improve the System, Reduce Waste, Discover More Money

When challenged to improve efficiency, increase safety, and save money, Boston Scientific Heredia’s Amplatz Super Stiff Guidewires area team chose a DMAIC roadmap to reach its goal.


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Attitude is a Barometer for Success

Workplace Culture has a lot to do with influencing attitudes.

No doubt you’ve heard the saying “Attitude Is Everything”? While attitude might not really be “everything,” in many situations it is the single most significant determining factor of success.


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Top Quality

Check out the results of this year’s Quality Leadership 100 survey.

It’s award season. Of course, for those in the movie business, there’s the Oscars at the end of the month, but for those in the quality profession, you can still earn some recognition in the pages of this magazine.


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Charting and Mapping

NEVER DRAFT A MAP ALONE.

In the August 2013 “Speaking of Quality” column, flowcharts, process mapping and turtle diagrams were examined, explained and compared.


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Karen Spencer, Clinkenbeard's quality manager, discusses what makes the plant stand out, advice for other plants, and looks to the future.
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2015 April

The April 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Quality's Professional of the Year.

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