Category Archives: Futures Study

Top 11 Insights From ASQ’s Future of Quality Study

Every three years, ASQ publishes a study on the future of quality. The 2015 edition, which you can read here, is unusual in that it’s a compilation of essays mostly from experts outside the field of quality. Unlike previous editions … Continue reading

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Roundup: How Should the Quality Field Prepare For the Future?

In May, ASQ released its 2015 Future of Quality research report. We’ve compiled a report on the future of the field every several years since 2006, but this year’s publication was a departure from the norm. This time, we looked … Continue reading

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Why Should Quality "Go Global"?

We were privileged last week to have with us at ASQ Headquarters in Milwaukee representatives from our global offices in India, Mexico, and China, and our partner organization in Brazil, Quali.  It is a rare treat to get nearly the … 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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The Global State of Quality

  The ASQ Future of Quality study has for years pointed to globalization as a major force that is shaping the future. Twenty years ago globalization was a huge opportunity.  Thirteen years ago globalization felt like a threat.  By 2011 globalization was … 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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How Do You Define Quality?

Well, it’s a new year, 2013. We’re 13 years into what Dr. Juran said would be the “Century of Quality.” I wish I had taken the opportunity to ask Dr. Juran exactly what he foresaw.  If someone asked me if we were making … Continue reading

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Fast Quality?

Faster, faster, faster. Maybe that sounds like leftover encouragement from the summer Olympics, but I’m referring to the rate of change and our struggle to keep up with it.  A couple of years ago the VP of quality for a large consumer electronics … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Quality and Social Responsibility

ASQ released our annual Pathways to Social Responsibility report, a collection of case studies by organizations that are furthering their social responsibility efforts. Reading their stories makes me think. ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) was released on November 1, 2010, but was available in … Continue reading

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2011 in Quality: Successes and Disappointments

It’s hard for me to consider that it’s the middle of December already. There’s been something incredibly fast about this year. Don’t know whether it’s the advancement of my years, or if, as the ASQ Future of Quality Study suggests, … Continue reading

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