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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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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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Roundup: The Past, the Future, Quality, and ASQ

It’s often said that those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it. In the world of quality, those who don’t know quality’s past may be challenged by its ever-changing future. Last month, I blogged about learning from … Continue reading

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The Past, The Future, Quality, and ASQ

I’ve been working on the ASQ 2011 Future of Quality Study for the past couple of weeks, so I’ve been spending a lot of time in the future. Many possible futures, which is the point of the study. Working in … Continue reading

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