Category Archives: Quality

August Roundup: What's The Future of Quality?

Last month, ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers wrestled with a big question: What road will quality take in the future? In his August blog post, ASQ CEO, Bill Troy laid out two scenarios—one evolutionary and one revolutionary.  Some bloggers took one … Continue reading

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July Roundup: What's the Purpose of Vision?

Everyone agrees that a clear organizational focus is important, but how is it best achieved? In July, ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers responded to a prompt about the clarity of focus at Volvo and Ikea, and offered their thoughts on how … Continue reading

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Establishing a Culture of Excellence: A Conversation With Arun Hariharan

Arun Hariharan is a quality, knowledge management, and performance management practitioner. He has worked with several large companies and is the founder and CEO of The CPi Coach. Written for both quality practitioners and business leaders, his latest book, Continuous … Continue reading

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October Roundup: Quality in New Endeavors

Quality can and should be used outside the traditional manufacturing sector. That’s not news to anyone who works in quality and has seen how the field has expanded beyond its industrial quality control roots. Yet the expansion of quality is … Continue reading

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Local Government and Quality

Last week ASQ welcomed executives and administrators from the City of Milwaukee (where our global headquarters reside) to an open house. The intent was to help them better understand ASQ and the offerings we can provide as the City embarks … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean By "Quality"?

Quick: What do we mean when we talk about “quality”? It’s a seemingly simple question, and yet it’s not so easy to answer. It may come as no surprise that quality can be defined in many different ways, from “it’s … Continue reading

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October Roundup–Taking Quality Beyond the Silo

Can quality go beyond its traditional function? Should it? ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers generally answered “yes” to these questions, posed to the group in October. Yes—and yet there are many challenges to moving quality beyond organizational silos, as most noted. … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the Traditional Quality Function

I spent a couple of days last week in Washington  D.C. at a forum of a new organization called the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. I must say the Coalition  had assembled a remarkable group of interests from manufacturing, government, research, academia, … Continue reading

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September Roundup: "Fast" Quality vs. "Slow" Quality

The product development process moves fast these days—and so should quality. Or should it? I posed this question to ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers in September. Can quality maintain its integrity in the face ever-increasing pressure to move fast? The responses … 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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