Quality Progress

July 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Making Connections

Advice on building a network of professional connections—including ways to perfect your LinkedIn profile—to get the career you want.

by Marshall Brown

Open Access



Social Media

Blog Boom

The backstory on blogging from five quality professionals who use the popular medium to learn, create, connect and share.

by Jimena Calfa, Mark Graban, John Hunter, Jennifer J. Stepniowski and Dan Zrymiak

Open Access


Necessary Measures

Understand the difference between standard and expanded gage repeatability and reproducibility studies and how the latter helps clarify measurement system variation.

by Louis Johnson and Maureen Deaner

Process Capability

First Things First

Before spending precious time and resources establishing process control, determine whether the process can meet customer requirements in the first place.

by C. Steven Arendall, Andrew A. Tiger and Kevin W. Westbrook

Former ASQ Board Member Dies

Elías Monréal, an ASQ senior member and a former member of ASQ’s Board of Directors, has died. He was 41.

An ASQ member since 2000, Monréal served on the board from 2011-2013. He also served as ASQ Tucson-Old Pueblo Section chair, vice chair of Section Affairs Council, Region 7 director and ASQ’s Measurement Quality Division membership chair. In addition, Monréal spent four terms as an examiner for the Arizona Quality Alliance’s state quality award.

Monréal, who worked as a quality engineer at Industrial Tool, Die and Engineering in Tucson, AZ, had been selected as one of QP’s 40 New Voices of Quality in a 2011 feature on up-and-coming individuals who would help shape the future of the profession.

Visit www.martinezfuneralchapels.com for a full obituary.

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