Quality Progress

April 2014 Issue

Cover Story

Looping in Quality

A framework for integrating quality into an assembly process is applied to auto seat manufacturing, leading to better control and product quality management.

by Dele Awofala

Open Access



Supply Chain Management

Speaking in Code

Avoid wasting time, racking up unnecessary costs and damaging product brand by building a product code assurance program.

by Randy Kaiser


Safety in the Skies

A collegiate flight school in Ohio used quality fundamentals to develop a safety management system framework.

by Michael E. Odigie, Royce A. Martin, Michael Courbat and John W. Sinn

Case Study

A Place to Call Home

A builder brings along the quality toolbox and an innovative mindset to construct a home featured on TV’s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" show.

by Denis Leonard and Gary Zajicek

Open Access

Live, behind-the-scenes chat with the authors
Join the authors of "A Place to Call Home" on April 18 at 3 p.m. CST for a live Twitter chat as they discuss their experience participating in the reality remodeling TV show. Go to www.TweetChat.com and search for the #qpchat hashtag to join. You can also submit questions in advance to mschmidt@asq.org or to @ASQ_Megan on Twitter.


Loop It All Together

Listen to Dele Awofala, author of “Looping in Quality,” as he talks more about using the quality loop framework in the assembly process to manage and improve product quality.

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