Standards Outlook: ISO 9001:2015—What’s Vital

by West, John E. "Jack"; Cianfrani, Charles A.

Go beyond the requirements to ensure operational effectiveness....

Innovation Imperative: A World Without Work

by Merrill, Peter

Technological advances may axe jobs and require new skills....

Standards Outlook: External Demands

by Ramu, Govind

This author explains ISO 9001:2015’s requirements for external providers....

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All Together Now

by Rochetti, Kim

To overcome fire-fighting routines and more effectively deploy strategic plans, many organizations use the hoshin kanri method and X matrix tool....

Expert Answers: April 2016

by Gaskill, Tyler

Understanding certification deadlines for ISO 9001:2015....

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Career Corner: No Magic Pill

by Whitacre, Teresa

Many viewpoints exist about whether there will be a shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job applicants as more baby boomers retire. This author's outlook on the situation is viewed through the law of supply and demand....

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Quality in the First Person: Culture Shock

by Rochetti, Kim

This author addresses gender inequality in technical industries. Most women engineers end up in male-dominated industries where a group-think mentality exists, and women’s thoughts tend not to be taken seriously....

Standards Outlook: Where Is Preventive Action?

by Gaskill, Tyler

Prevention is emphasized through risk-based thinking in ISO 9001:2015. What does this change in emphasis, wording and direction mean? It depends on your QMS’s content and how it was deployed....

Expert Answers: March 2016

by Ramu, Govind; Laman, Scott A.

Understanding if you're experiencing a personnel or system issue....

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ASQ's Six Sigma Resource Guide

by QP Staff

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