Quality Progress

July 2015 Issue

Cover Story

Open to Change

The ISO 9001 revision is scheduled for release in September. Find out how business sectors will handle revisions to their own guidance documents in the coming years.

by R. Dan Reid

Open Access


Small Business

Passion Project

Quality concepts such as total quality management struck a chord with a musical strings manufacturer and help it continually tune up operations.

by Luke T. Foo

Best Practices

Turning on the Lightbulb

Seven critical reflection methods to help quality newcomers understand and fully embrace quality principles.

by John Robert Dew

Organizational Improvement

What’s Your Theory?

A new way to develop, test and refine theories to improve a process, redesign a service or create new products.

by Brandon Bennett and Lloyd Provost

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ISO 9001’s Ripple Effects

One of the content topics on ASQ’s Standards Channel explores ISO 9001:2015’s effect on different industries and business models. From aerospace to technology organizations to small business, learn how the revision will have an impact.

Risk Management

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