Category Archives: Current Events

Quality In Fields "Beyond" Quality

Last month, ASQ headquarters opened our doors to visitors as part of an innovative weekend event called Doors Open. Many buildings in downtown Milwaukee, where we’re headquartered, offered behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. (Did you know ASQ offices are in a … Continue reading

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Retiring From ASQ–But Not From Quality

Last month, ASQ’s board chair shared with ASQ’s board of directors my decision to retire from my role as ASQ’s CEO in May 2014. I’ve had the privilege of working in support of ASQ’s mission and vision for 27 years … Continue reading

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June Roundup: Tackling the Big Quality Questions

In June, I asked some admittedly big questions of ASQ Influential Voices bloggers and blog readers. What is the most important challenge the quality community faces in ensuring that the value of quality is fully realized for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Quality Today: Questions and Challenges

Today I’m thinking strategically and globally. Last month I wrote about the early findings from the ASQ’s Global State of Quality Research.  The first report was released last month at the World Conference for Quality and Improvement.  I think you’ll find … Continue reading

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May Roundup: Deming, Management & More

The ASQ blogging theme in May was a bit different from the norm, as we had five topics that ranged from bringing quality to the C-suite to forecasting the future of quality. And, some bloggers chose to respond to a post … Continue reading

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New Influential Voices Bloggers

The Influential Voices program is expanding! I’m pleased to announce that we’re welcoming seven new ASQ Influential Voices bloggers to the program. They bring diverse backgrounds, industries, and experience to the program. I’m looking forward to reading their blogs, and … Continue reading

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Quality Trends in Uncommon Places

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s Communications department.] Most of the keynote speakers at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement weren’t traditional “quality” professionals. Yet all wove the theme of quality into their presentations, which ranged … Continue reading

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ASQ World Conference Day 2: A Look Into the Future

[This is a guest post by Julia McIntosh of ASQ’s communications department.] The second day of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement started with a look into our collective global future and ended with a glimpse of the future of quality itself. … Continue reading

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Roundup–Quality In Unexpected Places

We all know that quality exists outside the office. We encounter products and systems created through quality every day, in our home, during our commute, at lunch, at our kids’ schools, in restaurants, and stores, and sports events. I could … Continue reading

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Global Quality Programs (Don't Just Call Them Awards)

A few weeks ago I spotted this fascinating interview with Bill Voravuth Chengsupanimit, the lead assessor of the Thailand Quality Award. Did you know that soon, all government agencies in Thailand will be required to follow and adapt a version of … Continue reading

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