Quality Progress

November 2019 Issue


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Clearing a Safe Path

A new risk avoidance model can help organizations determine what changes to make in their quality management systems so they can build defect-free products.

by Tom Taormina

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Risk Management

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Consuming the Concept of Risk

Tips on applying risk-based thinking to organizational processes and integrating it into your organization’s culture.

by Vicente Córdoba Galve


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Dial Down

Borrowing from a model developed for the medical device industry, a new risk-based auditing approach grades audit findings quantitatively.

by Mark Durivage


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Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks

There’s a new formalized strategy emphasizing infrastructure and employee training that can lead to more reliability on factory floors.

by Juan Ernesto Rodriguez

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Risk Identification and Reporting

Watch this episode of ASQTV in which Sanjeev Koshe, Tata Housing Development Co., explains how to identify risk. and how best to deliver a risk report.

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We’ve all been there. Constant stress at work makes us feel sluggish, unmotivated and unproductive. And it may be affecting your health—so much so that the World Health Organization added workplace burnout to its list of official medical diagnoses earlier this year. How do you deal with burnout? Does your organization have any measures in place to help prevent burnout?

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