Quality Progress

April 2018 Issue


Cover Story

Serious About Samples

Different sampling approaches for different stages of the inspection process can improve an organization’s inspection activities and provide better product to customers.

by Manuel E. Peña-Rodríguez

Open Access


Process Validation

Seeking Validation

Understand and embrace process validation and regulatory requirements so your organization manufactures products that meet specifications and are safe for their intended use.

by Bob Mehta

Safety and Risk

When Failure to Comply Is Not an Option

How process decision program charts can help manage compliance rule changes by mapping risks and potential countermeasures to clarify relationships, contingencies and consequences.

by James L. Gooding

Personal Improvement

Becoming a Master

Lessons on what it takes to master any skill, including those that can mold you into an effective quality manager.

by David Kachoui


ASQTV ISO 9001 Transition:
The Final 6 Months

Get tips and advice on smoothly implementing or transitioning to ISO 9001:2015 in the latest episode of ASQTV.

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Reaction Gauge

Each year, organizations such as LinkedIn and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics publish their predictions for the top-trending jobs that year. Not surprisingly, the jobs topping those lists this year are related to data and software—data scientist, data security administrator, software developer and software engineer—and healthcare.

What other changes have you noticed in the job market? Has your organization added—or eliminated—any jobs or departments that reflect these changes?

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