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Celebrating Teamwork

JQP v37 i3 coverAn article in the October 2014 issue of the Journal for Quality and Participation shows how the International Team Excellence Award (ITEA) Process promotes the use of teams and the problem-solving criteria in a way that energizes organizations to commit to using employee participation strategies to achieve goals and sustainable success.

Read "Celebrating Teamwork" (PDF) and find more articles on teamwork and collaboration in the October 2014 issue.

The New ANSI/ASQ E4:2014 QMS Standard

Energy and Environmental Division Newsletter CoverIn the October 2014 edition of the Energy and Environmental Division Newsletter (Division members only), Gary L. Johnson presents an overview of the new revision of the E4 standard, the American National Standard presenting requirements for quality management systems for environmental programs.

Integrating SR With Business Strategy: A Guide for Quality Professionals

SR Integration Guide CoverThis guide introduces a step-by-step approach for applying quality skills to the social responsibility (SR) needs of organizations. It defines integrated SR, provides talking points and case studies, and maps out a process for using quality to integrate SR into organizational strategy and daily operations.

Read the flipbook version, or download a PDF.

World Quality Month 2014

World Quality Month Logo 2014ASQ will celebrate the fifth annual World Quality Month this November. Visit the World Quality Month website to find events, activities, and a tool kit with resources, including a planning guide to help your organization celebrate.

Everything Is 5S

QMJ v21 i4 coverIn the October 2014 issue of Quality Management Journal, Dennis R. Delisle and Valentina Freiberg offer a case study that demonstrates how the 5S framework is an effective and simple model for process design and improvement in a preadmission testing center.

Supply Chain Management Demystified

P1549-MThis guide covers supply chain collaboration, planning, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, production, logistics, risk management, and performance metrics, in addition to corporate social responsibility.

Teaching Operations Research Using the Zombie Apocalypse Problem

QAHE V4i1Ivan G. Guardiola's article for Quality Approaches in Higher Education details how the pop-culture topic of a zombie apocalypse provided a large, unstructured problem to help teach operations research tools and methods in an engaging way.

Find more articles from the September 2014 issue focusing on student engagement, systematic quality improvements, and improving student support. 

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