Foreword

2014

Upfront: Seeds of Change

by Sanders, Seiche

This year’s QP Salary Survey delves deeper into the influences quality culture has on satisfaction with work and pay....


Up Front: Five and Alive

by Sanders, Seiche

It's hard to believe we've been formally celebrating World Quality Month (WQM) for five years now, and it just keeps getting better. This year, you have a virtual treasure trove of tools at your disposal ......


Up Front: Invest to Be Best

by Sanders, Seiche

An ASQ certification can do more than just help you receive a promotion or climb the career ladder. Achieving a certification proves you've mastered the body of knowledge pertinent to your area of work. It means business: When you talk, people listen ......


Up Front: Prep Schooled

by Sanders, Seiche

The impending release of a new version of ISO 9001 always provokes some level of trepidation, but this one in particular, ISO 9001:2015, due out late next year, has really got people on the edge of their seats ......


Upfront: Culturally Aware

by Sanders, Seiche

World-class organizations stand out glaringly in some significant ways. Leadership, vision and values form the foundation of a quality culture—without those footings, you won’t get far....


Up Front: Social Cues

by Sanders, Seiche

It used to be that you only had one reputation to uphold. Social media has turned that concept on its ear. Now, it's prudent to be conscious of your reputation on the internet, because the medium and its contents can be that much more far reaching ......


Up Front: Low Blow

by Sanders, Seiche

Logically, it makes sense that the lowest-priced product doesn't always come at the lowest cost. Supply chain inefficiencies--wrong quantities, timing or service issues--all factor into total cost. If even one of these is off, it can ......


Up Front: Coaxing Creativity

by Sanders, Seiche

Working with creative minds is one of my favorite things about being a part of an editorial process. Like many teams, we produce an endless stream of ideas. It's capturing them and teasing out the really good ones that tends to be the biggest challenge......


Up Front: Defect: A Dirty Word

by Sanders, Seiche

Ensuring that customers receive safe products that work correctly may be at the core of your work (inspecting, testing, auditing or measuring, for example). Outside of that, you're also a customer ......


Up Front: Mind Bender

by Sanders, Seiche

During ASQ leadership's year-end business review meeting recently held here in Milwaukee, someone decided we should break u the day with a little contest. We formed small teams and were given a sheet of paper with eight brain-teaser puzzles ......


Up Front: Volunteer Vision

by Sanders, Seiche

You probably don't give too much thought to how QP comes together each month--you just know it will eventually wind up in your mailbox. But, those articles have to come from somewhere, and for QP that content is produced by ......


Up Front: Tech Savvy

by Sanders, Seiche

This month, QP tackles the topic of technology--an unwieldy endeavor indeed. Technology is changing everything, every day. From how heavily people rely on their smartphones to the implications of big data ......



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