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

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Hang Out With the Bloggers

Watch a live Google+ Hangout with some of the bloggers featured in "Blog Boom." The bloggers will discuss the value of social media to quality professionals and how to get involved. The live event takes place at 12 p.m. CST on July 23. You also can watch a recording of the discussion later.

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