Quality Progress

October 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Step It Up

Are you ready to climb to the next rung of the career ladder? Obtaining professional certifications is one way to start. Learn all you need to know about ASQ’s five most popular certifications and how they can help you reach the next level.

by Alfred Grigg, Michael Hirt, Scott A. Laman, Jerry Marmon and Mary McShane Vaughn

Open Access




Strength in Numbers

There’s no need to go it alone in your certification pursuit. Here’s one test-taker’s account of preparing for ASQ certification exams, including the different approaches he used to study and pass five exams.

by Peter Clark

Quality Management

Take Care of Your ‘Ugly Baby’

Ten symptoms of an ineffective quality management system and advice for turning things around to make the structure and strategy work for your organization.

by Gwen Bush

Case Study

Getting It Right the First Time

How one auto parts supplier in India applied Shainin techniques to pinpoint the cause of ongoing problems in its assembly operations, reduce rework and, ultimately, save money.

by Sagar Vashisht, Krishan Kumar and Narender Gaba

Certification Insight

View an ASQ TV episode that covers the value of achieving professional certifications, how they’re different from certificates and how to choose the right certification for you. Also, hear from ASQ certification-holders about how certifications have helped them in their careers, and learn some study strategies to help you prepare for an exam.

Certification Insight

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