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September Roundup – Does Mission Matter?

This guest post by Pat La Londe, ASQ Fellow and incoming ASQ board chair, asked the question how often is a company’s mission considered when choosing a retailer or business partner.  Following a global brand and reputation study, ASQ found … Continue reading

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A Day With the Future of Quality

Edwin Garro is an ASQ Fellow and founding member of ASQ Section 6000, Costa Rica. He pioneered ASQ certifications in Central America. Currently he serves in ASQ’s awards board. He is an ASQ CQE, CQM/OE, CQI, CQA, CSSGB and CSSBB. … Continue reading

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November Is World Quality Month — Ideas For Celebrations

Join the Global Quality Community in celebrating the 6th annual World Quality Month in November.  World Quality Month provides a platform for acknowledging the efforts and accomplishments of quality and all who work to make it happen. By this time, … Continue reading

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How Does Knowledge Management Complement Quality?

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 (cpicoach.webs.com). His latest book, The Strategic Knowledge Management Handbook, provides “hands on” … Continue reading

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August Roundup: Creating a Performance Culture: What Not To Do

Performance culture continues to be a popular topic.  Last month, ASQ Influential Voices blogger James Lawther asked the question, does culture drive behavior and performance?  He concluded it does, yet it doesn’t create a culture of high performance, it creates … Continue reading

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Does Mission Matter?

This is a guest post by Pat La Londe, ASQ Fellow and incoming ASQ board chair. La Londe is a retired executive in supply chain management with expertise leading teams in all areas of procurement including supplier quality.  She recently … Continue reading

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What Does “Made In…” Mean To You?

This is a guest post by Laurel Nelson-Rowe, ASQ managing director. ASQ was among the invitation-only participants at a conference this month in Shenzhen, China, that carried an imposing title: “Huawei Big Quality International Seminar.” The brainchild of Victor Li, … Continue reading

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July Roundup: Using New Technology in Quality and Beyond

Have you noticed how technology has changed what you do at the office and at home? You probably don’t think about it much, as technology is so seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. Last month, ASQ Influential Voices blogger Manu … Continue reading

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Creating a Performance Culture: What Not To Do

This is a guest post by James Lawther, who describes himself as a middle-aged middle-manager. To reach this highly elevated position he has worked for multiple organizations, from supermarkets to tax collectors in a host of operational roles, including running … Continue reading

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Social Responsibility: Making a Quality Difference Where We Live, Work, and Play

This is a guest post by Jennifer J. Stepniowski, communications director at Pro QC International, a third-party quality consulting and engineering firm. She is an Influential Voices blogger for ASQ, vice chair of ASQ’s Social Responsibility Technical Community, and Education … Continue reading

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