Foreword

2008

Up Front: Labor Pains

by Sanders, Seiche

It's not exactly shocking, the recent news from the Conference Board predicting that we'll see "greater deterioration in the labor market......


Up Front: Reap What You Sow

by Sanders, Seiche

Most would agree that common sense, as the saying goes, isn't all that common. But what about quality? Is quality a given?...


Up Front: Future in Focus

by Sanders, Seiche

In his 2004 book, Futuring, Edward Cornish wrote: "The goal of futuring is not to predict the future but to improve it. We want to anticipate......


Up Front: Use It or Lose It

by Sanders, Seiche

The overall number of problems reported by owners of 2005 model-year cars improved by 5% over 2007 to 206 per 100 vehicles, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Vehicle Dependability Study, maintaining...


Up Front: Know It All

by Sanders, Seiche

About 75% of respondents to QP's recent 2008 readership survey said they visit www.qualityprogress.com regularly. This was good news following the website's redesign...


Up Front: When the Going Gets Tough

by Sanders, Seiche

Lately, it seems as if challenging U.S. economic conditions have transcended the often less palpable, big picture trends—including record foreclosure rates and dismal stock market reports—and have hit closer to home...


Up Front: A Fresh Perspective

by Sanders, Seiche

Attending a conference geared toward your professional interests is kind of like getting your teeth cleaned. On both occasions, you walk away feeling refreshed, reinvigorated, and—if you're lucky—with a smile on your face...


Up Front: Safe and Sound

by Sanders, Seiche

As the barriers to international business swiftly crumble and supply chains mesh into a wider and thicker net across the globe, the issue of product safety has taken on new significance...


UpFront: The Legacy of J.M. Juran

by Sanders, Seiche

In a short space, it’s impossible to describe the broad and lasting contributions of a man whose career spanned more than seven decades and who brought the quality profession and the business world such tomes as Juran’s Quality Control Handbook and Manage...


Up Front: Defining Social Responsibility

by Sanders, Seiche

Social Responsibility (SR) has entered our modern-day lexicon and everyday practice, particularly in the corporate arena. Organizations worldwide espouse their social and environmental awareness and advocacy efforts...


Up Front: Made to Measure

by Sanders, Seiche

FOLIO magazine is to the publishing world what QP is to quality professionals, and as a writer and editor I always look forward to FOLIO’s informative, industry focused articles....


Up Front: A New Page

by Sanders, Seiche

I’ve never been one to view New Year’s resolutions as an efficient approach to effecting positive change—the concept just seems counterintuitive to the logic behind continuous improvement. I figure, if you want something done, do it—now....



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